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Marinated Olives

Source: Casual Cuisines of the World - Taverna
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Active Time:  5 Minutes
Total Time:  48 Hours 5 Minutes
  Makes 1 or 2 lb
Whichever of these two different preparations you choose, be sure to marinate the olives for at least 2 days before setting them out with drinks as part of a meze or tapas table. They will keep very well for up to a week in the refrigerator.
For the Black Olives:
1 lb brine-cured black olives, rinsed of brine
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
olive oil
For the Green Olives:
1 lb brine-cured green olives, rinsed of brine
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 thin orange or lemon zest strips
olive oil
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Select either the black or green olives to prepare, or prepare both. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, adding olive oil as needed to cover. Toss well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 1 or 2 lb
Calories: 96
Fat. Total: 9g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 6g
Sodium: 960mg
% Cal. from Fat: 84%
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