Roasted Olive Appetizer

Roasted Olive Appetizer is an easy party appetizer and also makes a great holiday hostess gift. This recipe was adapted from a recipe in Good Housekeeping magazine.



  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the olives, peeled garlic, lemon and and orange peel, and the sliced fennel on the baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add a sprinkle of black pepper.
  4. Roast for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  5. Place the olives in serving bowl and add the vinegar and oil and stir well.
  6. Garnish with chopped fennel greens/fronds and fresh lemon and orange zest when ready to serve.


This is so easy, you can purchase loose olives in most markets. I sometimes rinse the olives in cold water just to take out some of the salt. It’s not necessary, just my preference.

Keywords: roasted olives, appetizer, easy recipe, party food, entertaining, holidays

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