These Marinated Olives are so incredibly simple to put together, and yet the flavors are so fresh and delicious. Another easy, but super elegant appetizer. Be sure to choose a mixture of colors and textures when selecting olives. Varieties such as Kalamatas, Black Nicoise Olives, Green Cerignola can usually be found a most well-stocked supermarket olive bars. Just be sure to not get pre-marinated olives, look for ones that are in water or a brine. These are always a hit at parties! 135% Loon Approved!
- 2 cups mixed pitted olives
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Zest of 1 orange
- 1/4 cup good-quality extra-virgin olive oil
If the olives are in a brine, drain them.
In a large bowl, combine the olives, garlic, red pepper flakes, orange zest, and olive oil and toss well.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the olives marinate at room temp for at least 2 hours, or for up to 24 hours before serving.