I love olives. Whether eaten as part of a dish or right out of the container, they are all good. Sometimes however, it is nice to kick them up a notch. When that is the case I make these quick marinated olives. It literally takes minutes to put together so you will be enjoying these fancy olives in no times. Your friends will think you slaved away in the kitchen; only you will know the truth.
2 cups green olives
1/4 cup olive oil
6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 lemon, scrubbed, de-seeded, and chopped (include rind)
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
- Combine all of the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
- Cover and let sit at room temperature for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours before serving.
Yields: 2 cups olive