Question by  Ney (23)

Are olives and thyme flavors that mix well?


Answer by  Nadine (206)

Olives and thyme go very well with one another and a classic combination. Olives are commonly marinated in olive oil and flavored with herbs like thyme. The earthiness and lemony flavor of thyme is accentuated by the saltiness, fruitiness, and rich flavor of the olive. It is a perfect match.


Answer by  lou (792)

Olives and thyme go well together. Thyme is paired better with green olives. The flavor of black olives is a little too bitter to be used with thyme. In general, both do complement each other.


Answer by  fliptop (126)

Yes, often combined with an acid like lemons or lemon juice. Olives and thyme pair well - especially in tapanades or with goat cheese.


Answer by  halo67 (6)

Yes, mixing olives and thyme are for exmple perfect for salads. If you make your own special flavoured olives, you can add fresh thyme to the olive brine. Similar herbs will do as well. Thyme marinated meat and thyme flavoured olives in a salad is wonderful. You can also make a dry martini with thyme-infused vodka and an olive.


Answer by  Sandrion (203)

Yes they are because the salty brinyness of the olives and the sharp tang of the thyme clash very well in most kitchen and culinary applications. Olives and thyme together are a great idea.


Answer by  al (35)

Yes, mixing a vegetable like an olive with thyme creates a unique, but flavorful taste. It is especially good when combined in a salad with lettuce and a balsamic vinagrette dressing and feta cheese.


Answer by  mamaItaliano (76)

Yes, most definitely. Since both originate in the same Mediterranean area, you'll find that they blend well together, and both also go well with oregano, olive oil, basil and pasta.


Answer by  jaime24 (744)

Yes olives and thyme mixes quite well. You can crush olives and mix them with thyme to get a good seasoning rub for roasted turkey or chicken in the oven or slow cooker.

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