These tasty little flavor bombs can be an amazing source of healthy fats in your diet.
Plus, they’re the primary component of one of the healthiest oils on the planet: olive oil!
💡 But while almost everyone likes olive oil, olives can be an acquired taste because of their unique, briny flavor.
When they’re fresh, olives are super bitter. But once they’re cured and fermented, they add a delicious salty sharpness to salads, wraps, appetizers, sauces, and more.
✅ Fun fact: olives are a stone fruit, and they’re related to other fruits like cherries and peaches.
One thing that makes them so healthy is oleic acid, which lowers cholesterol and appears to have heart-protective qualities.
Plus, they’re packed with anti-inflammatories and are a rich source of vitamin E and other antioxidants.
Which do you like better … green or black olives? ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Recipe of the Week
Recipe: Tomatoes, Olives, and Haddock Bake
This Mediterranean-inspired fish bake is an easy weeknight meal … plus it features olives, this week’s food of the week.
It works with any white fish – cod, pollock, halibut, mahi-mahi, you name it!
Serve it with a side of quinoa or cauliflower rice and a salad.
Mediterranean Tomatoes, Olives, & Haddock
1½ lbs (700 grams) haddock fillet
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
½ lemon, juiced
1 cup (200 grams) halved cherry tomatoes
½ cup (60 grams) pitted olives
3 Tbsp yellow onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tsp Italian seasoning
3 Tbsp olive oil
Heat your oven to 425ºF/220ºC. Spray a 9”x13” (23 cm x 33 cm) baking dish with nonstick spray. Pat the fish dry and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Place the fish in the baking dish.
Squeeze the lemon juice over the fish.
In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, olives, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, olive oil, and stir to mix well.
Pour the tomato mixture over the fish, smothering the top. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.
Remove from the heat and serve.
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