This recipe is so simple to make. Just buy some brined olives (pitted) of different colors and marinate them in garlic, olive oil and orange zest. Leave them on your counter for a couple of hours and then when you are ready to serve them, heat them in your microwave for a minute, stir and serve. A wonderful small bite with a glass of wine or a cocktail.
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Hors d'Ouevres, Small Bites
Backyard Party, Hors d'oeuvres, Party Eats
There is an amazing variety of olives available, even today. Fiesta Farms is a great place to go, but most grocery stores will have olives. Just make sure that the olives are pitted.
Degree of Difficulty
10-12olivesall pittedeach of green, black and kalamata
3clovesgarlicpeeled and smashed but left whole
2sprigsfresh rosemarystripped from stalk and left whole
2-3sprigsfresh thymestripped from stalks, or 1 teaspoon dried
1orangejuliennedand juiced into olive mixture
1lemonjuliennedand juiced into olive mixture
3-4tbspnvery fine olive oilor enough to nearly cover the olives
Gather all ingredients before starting recipe
Add olives to a glass mixing bowl and combine
Smash 3 cloves of garlic with the flat blade of a knife and add to bowl with olives
Strip 2 stems of rosemary and thyme and add to olives, stir to combine
Zest one whole orange and lemon and add to olives, then add the juice of the zested orange and lemon to the olives.
Pour very good olive oil onto olives to about halfway up the olive mixture and stir to combine
Cover and leave at room temperature for one hour, and up to 5 hours, mixing occasionally to blend the flavors
Heat olives covered with plastic wrap in a microwave proof bowl on high for 1-2 minutes, until warm. Place in a pretty bowl and serve.