Marinated Olives Appetizer Recipe

Killer App: Spicy Marinated Olives

Chili flakes are one of my very favorite things to cook with, if you haven't already noticed. This appetizer is a classic in my family, and it even made my husband, the olive-hater, love and appreciate this little Mediterranean fruit. You don't need much for this recipe, and measurements are not the important thing here, so feel free to play around a little bit. What's important is that you shake everything together well, and give the olives some time to sit and collect the flavors. Feel free to make these a day in advance of when you plan to serve them because they will be that much better. And don't forget to serve these with a bowl for the pits.

For this ridiculously simple recipe, keep reading.

Spicy Marinated Olives

Spicy Marinated Olives

Marinated Olives Recipe

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

The Trader Joe's mixed olives in the refrigerated section work perfectly for this recipe, but you can use any olive that you like.

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

Makes 2 cups of olives.

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