Marinated Olives

Olives-Fair 2011

Marinated Olives

There are a million ways to adapt this recipe to your liking. Marinate the
olives for at least 24 hours and serve at room temperature. Try different
herbs, spices, fruit zest and vinegar. Look to see what’s in your pantry.
This is great served with a little Baked Goat Cheese and a baguette.

  • 1 lb. mixed olives, not pitted
  • 1 lemon rind, cut from the lemon without removing the white pith beneath the skin
  • 1 tablespoon mixed dried Italian herbs, crushed
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup Zinfandel vinegar
  • 1 cup (or more) lemon flavored olive oil or use an extra virgin olive oil

Place the olives into a jar so they fit snug.

Chop the lemon rind into fine strips, mix with remaining ingredients and pour over the olives to cover. Add a little more oil if it doesn’t quite cover the olives. Place the lid on the jar and refrigerate overnight.

You can store these olives for several days in the refrigerator but serve at room temperature

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