Marinating olives in aromatic herbs and a touch of lemon zest is an ideal way to enhance their flavor. Throughout the Mediterranean, bowls of them are routinely set out as appetizers or as a simple lunch with bread and perhaps some cheese or fruit. While a selection of olives of varying sizes, colors and cures is the most interesting, you can also simply use the one or two kinds most readily available.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1995
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine olives, thyme, rosemary, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, oil and pepper in a medium bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 days, stirring several times. Serve with pita or other flatbread or French or Italian bread.

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Tips

Make Ahead Tip: The olives keep, covered and refrigerated, for several weeks.

Nutrition Facts

161.6 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 5.9g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 0.1g; fat 14.5g 22% DV; saturated fat 2.3g 12% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 7.5IU; vitamin c 1.2mg 2% DV; folate 0.5mcg; calcium 2.2mg; ironmg; magnesium 0.6mg; potassium 6.4mg; sodium 770.2mg 31% DV; thiaminmg.

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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
A wonderful recipe -- quick easy and tasty. I often make these for holiday gifts or hostess gifts. I once gave them to someone who had only ever tasted canned olives -- she is now a total olive convert! Read More