This round-up is brought to you in partnership with the California Olive Committee.
Dreaming up a menu for your next summer cookout? Look no further than one of our favorite pantry staples, olives.
The buttery, mild flavor of both California green and black ripe olives are a fantastic contrast to all of the smoky flavors coming off the grill this summer. You can chop them up into a quick tapenade to serve with chips, make a quick relish to spoon on top of burgers, or toss them with fresh summer vegetables in a pasta salad.
Here are fifteen recipes that put a can of olives to work, guaranteed to make your next cookout a memorable one!