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You can easily make your own marinated olives at home. The longer they marinate the more the flavours really come together.

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  • Servings: 3 cups


3 cups unseasoned brined olives (mix green and black)

1/2 cup mild extra virgin olive oil

1/8-1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1/8 cup chopped basil

zest of 1 lemon

zest of 1 orange

1/4 teaspoon crushed, dried red pepper flakes

2 teaspoon toasted fennel seeds

3-4 garlic cloves, diced



Pat olives dry and place them in a medium bowl.

In a small pan toast fennel seeds on medium until fragrant (2-3 minutes)

Add mild olive oil,  fresh lemon juice,  cilantro, basil, the zest of a lemon and an orange, dried red pepper flakes, toasted fennel seeds and garlic cloves.

Mix well and marinate for minimum 24 hours in the fridge.  Stir well a few times.   Bring to room temperature and serve.

If you are only marinating for 24 hrs you might want to start with 1/2 the lemon juice for a less tangy mix.  After 48 hours all the flavours will have melded and mellowed

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