November 24, 2015

In the Kitchen: Marinated Olives

Are you hosting Thanksgiving or any holiday parties this year? Weather you are or not, this marinated olive recipe will become your new go-to for easy entertaining. Pick up your favorite olives, add a few tasty flavors like fennel seeds and lemon rind, and enjoy these all evening long. They can be put together in less than five minutes, and look much more impressive than opening a jar or store bought olives. Plus, they taste pretty good as well. Serve them in a pretty bowl alongside your favorite cheese and you have a quick and easy appetizer. Of course, if you want to make these for yourself, I highly suggest it. 

Marinated Olives

1 1/2 cups mixed pitted olives
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 bay leaf
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Rind from 1/2 a lemon

Combine all ingredients in a mason jar and shake to combine. Chill in fridge for 2 hours to two week to merry flavors. Serve chilled, alongside your favorite cheese and enjoy.

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