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Olives are an important part of the Mediterranean diet, and with good reason. In addition to being packed with vitamin E and other nutrients, they are high in healthy phytochemicals and monounsaturated fat, which may play a role in cardiovascular health. Consumption of olive oil may help prevent cancer, mitigate autoimmune disorders, and balance blood pressure and metabolism.

This week’s recipe features black olives in a crostini recipe fit to be served on Mount Olympus. It was sent to CCSA as part of a series of emails from our resident chef, Dr. Linda Doody. She has been sharing her extensive collection of favorite recipes with friends, family, and the CCSA team as a means of maintaining connections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food ” — Hippocrates


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