I’ve always loved olives, in a salad, in a sauce, chopped up, pitted or whole. Green olives, black olives or kalamata…you name it, I love ‘em all! Add Citrus and it’s a win win! I’ve got the perfect recipe to satisfy my “habit”! Citrus Marinated Olives with Coriander and Fennel.
They’re simple, delicious and a favorite to have on hand. They’ll pair perfectly alongside other Mediterranean dishes, for example, Red Gazpacho Soup, Endive with Smoked Salmon Tapas or a beautiful Charcuterie Board. Whatever you choose, they’ll meet “Olive” your expectations! Trader Joe’s has an olive assortment that’s premixed. And at Whole Foods you’ll have the choice of creating your own assortment at their Olive Bar. Give yourself some extra time, though. I serve these jewels of goodness every Thanksgiving! Since they need their time to “marinate”, I make them the Sunday before feast! The flavors need to hang out together before serving and with the combination of spices and citrus you’ll be glad they did! If (and that’s a big “if”) there are any left over, we enjoy them days later as a snack, in a salad (watch the pits, though!) and even in a simple pasta! Get those Citrus olives on the table! Find your favorite bowl and set them out while friends are over… you’ll see how “Olive a sudden” they quickly disappear!