Mediterranean marinated olives are warmed with traditional herbs to create a wonderful appetizer or tapas plate.
Warmed Mediterranean Olives
Olives are an important staple throughout the Mediterranean, and appear in dishes throughout the region. These warmed and marinated olives are flavored with regional herbs and citrus zest to create a wonderful appetizer. This definitely elevates pouring olives straight out of the jar into a serving dish, but we wouldn't judge you for that either!
1 cup Green Olives, such as our Picholine
1 Cup Dark Olives, such as Greek kalamata
½ cup fine extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp dried thyme
1 tsp greek fennel seeds
2 cloves of garlic
½ tsp red pepper flakes
½ tsp salt
Rinse excess brine from olives
Combine olives with the rest of the ingredients in a mixing bowl
Transfer into a medium sauce pan and turn heat to medium. Once the olive oil starts to sizzle, reduce to low heating sauté slowly for about 4 minutes.
Once the fragrance of the olives and garlic emerge, you are ready to transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with a sprig of fresh Oregano if you’re fancy!