Make Ahead

Lemon Perfumed Warm Olives

February  5, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

This is a dish from my childhood, with a twist. - adamnsvetcooking —adamnsvetcooking

Test Kitchen Notes

I had the joy of testing these -- the simple ingredients come together in a warm bath of deliciousness. Use your favorite crusty bread to scoop up the olives along with their flavor bath and goat cheese. Whether it is served as an appetizer, light lunch or dinner, it will be devoured by all. Thanks for such a great and easy recipe. —sticksnscones

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup Assorted olives
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon zest
  • Pinch of dried thyme (you can use fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Sweet paprika
  • 1/2 cup Crumbled goat cheese
  • Good Olive oil to coat the bottom of a pan (~1 tbs)
  1. On medium heat warm the olive oil and olives together. Stir the olives to make sure they are warmed through (~ 10 mins). Add the lemon zest, thyme, paprika, and lemon juice. Cook until the lemon zest perfumes the kitchen (~3 to 5 mins). Make sure to stir the olives.
  2. Place the crumbled goat cheese in a serving dish. Pour over the warmed olives over the goat cheese. Enjoy!

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  • drbabs
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19 Reviews

mmpvail July 4, 2011
A wonderful hors d'oeuvre, but I think next time I'll halve or quarter the olives - they were a little difficult to corral, rolling off the knife, off the bread, and into people's laps.
adamnsvetcooking July 4, 2011
I am happy that you liked the recipe. Halving them sounds like a good idea. They can be tricky sometimes
cheese1227 February 9, 2011
Fabulously simple way to get some good nibbles for drinks, thanks!
adamnsvetcooking February 9, 2011
Hahaha...It's a good nibble for some martinis ;)
cheese1227 February 9, 2011
ANd better yet, all ingredients are on the approved list for the detox regiment I am following. Well, except for the martinis....
TheWimpyVegetarian February 8, 2011
Love this one, adamnsvetcooking! I make something similar to this in the winter for parties but use orange zest and juice and rosemary. I'll definitely have to try yours and I love putting it over goat cheese!!
adamnsvetcooking February 9, 2011
I'll be making your version really soon. I love the orange/rosemary combination.
jessm4 February 7, 2011
ooh i love this dish- i've haven't made it for years- chuck in a long twist of orange rind also gives a beautiful colour and a lovely blossom flavour
adamnsvetcooking February 7, 2011
Ohh I have to try its with an orange rind...
drbabs February 7, 2011
adamnsvetcooking February 7, 2011
Thank you :)
creamtea February 7, 2011
Looks delicious. I haven't had lunch yet...
adamnsvetcooking February 7, 2011
Ohh it's a great lunch time snack ;)
AntoniaJames February 7, 2011
Looks divine. Definitely on my must-try list! Thanks for posting it. ;o)
adamnsvetcooking February 7, 2011
Thank you! Let me know how you like it :)
hardlikearmour February 6, 2011
This sounds really yummy. I'd love to have some with a nice crusty bread right now!
adamnsvetcooking February 6, 2011
A nice crusty bread sounds really good to me too :)
Sagegreen February 6, 2011
Very simple and very delicious! Love the name, too.
adamnsvetcooking February 6, 2011
Thanks Sage! I am very intrigued with you grapefruit pizza...