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Marinated Olives & Almonds


A great recipe to make extras with, as it keeps up to a week in the fridge. The perfect snack to serve your holiday guests. To kick it up a notch, use smoked almonds.

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  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons grapefruit zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups pitted and drained green and black olives
  • 1 1/2 cups roasted salted almonds


Servings 10
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 250mins
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Step 1

Stir together first 10 ingredients in a large bowl. Add olives; toss with marinade to coat. Cover and chill 4 to 24 hours.

Remove and discard crushed garlic cloves, and stir in roasted almonds just before serving. Serve with a slotted spoon.

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