Fancy Olives

This appetizer is a classic in my family, and it even made my husband, the olive-hater, love and appreciate this little Mediterranean fruit.
Photo by Celina K.
Sweet and delicious!

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups mixed olives in water with pits

  • 1

    clove of garlic, peeled

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    tablespoon and 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons chili flakes

  • 1/2

    cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/4

    cup red wine vinegar

Directions

Drain olives. Rinse them with cold water and drain them again. Place them in a container that has a lid. With the side of your knife, smash garlic and add it to the olives. Add salt, oregano, chili flakes, oil, and vinegar. Close the container and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Let the olives sit for at least 15 minutes, then serve.

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