A recipe from Sandra Lee (so it's semi-homemade). A simple and tasty appetizer for a dinner party! This tastes even better the second day and keeps wonderfully in the fridge (you just need to reheat for about 45 seconds in the microwave.
In a skillet, heat the olive oil over low heat. When the oil is warmed up, add the garlic cloves and lemon rinds. When the garlic cloves are sizzling in the oil, add the oregano (you can use 1 tbsp dried oregano if you don't have fresh oregano on hand).
Dry the olives with a paper towel to remove excess moisture and add to the skillet. Season with black pepper and toss to combine.
Serve warm or at room temperature with a side of sliced mini French bread and some cheese cubes for a perfect, simple appetizer.