Olive Marinate

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Recipe by littlemafia

Italian marinated olive appetizer from whats4eats.Olives are popular all around the Mediterranean coast. They make a great addition to any Spanish, Italian, North African, Greek or Provençal meal.If you like, you can use all green or all black olives.Marinated olives will stay fresh for 1-2 months if stored in the refrigerator.Update:made the greek one,it's Awesome! I know it's like reviewing one of my recipes,but we really liked this one.

Top Review by English_Rose

These were divine, I could not stop eating them! I used oregano and thyme for the herbs - definitely a keeper! Made for ZWT6.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours to let the flavors mingle.
  2. Serve chilled or at room temperature as an appetizer or accompaniment to cocktails.
  3. Variations.
  4. French (Olives marinées): use black niçoise olives, thyme and a little lavender.
  5. Greek: use black Kalamata olives and dried oregano and thyme.
  6. Italian (Olive marinata): use chopped rosemary, thyme and peppercorns.
  7. North African (Mslalla): use oil-cured black olives and substitute lemon juice for the red wine vinegar. Stir in cumin seeds, coriander seeds, lemon and orange zest and crushed red pepper.
  8. Spanish (Aceitunas aliñadas): use paprika, cumin seeds and peppercorns.
  9. Here is a list of the most popular herbs and seasonings mixed with marinated olives. Mix and match to suit your own taste:Bay leaves,Cardamom seed,Cracked black pepper,Crushed red pepper,Cumin seed,Fennel seed,Lavender,Lemon, lime or orange zest,Oregano,Paprika,Rosemary,Sun-dried tomatoes,Thyme.

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