Are you an olive lover?
My local grocery store used to have an olive cart that sat in the deli department.
I loved that olive cart: feta cheese stuffed olives, blue cheese stuffed olives, Greek mix olives, olives with garlic, etc.....
But I found out that not everyone loves olives as much as I do. The olive cart was not a top selling item, so they took it away (inside I am silently crying).
These are called Magi Olives.
I ran across this recipe in one of my old magazines and instantly fell in love.
I will create my own olive cart at home.
2 1/2 c. assorted pitted olives (I used Spanish green and Greek kalamata black olives)
1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 TBS grated lemon rind
1/2 TBS fresh lemon juice
1/2 TBS grated orange rind
1 TBS fresh orange juice
1/2 TBS minced garlic
1/2 tsp. fennel seeds
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
Stir together olives and remaining ingredients in a bowl. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Let stand 30 minutes or more at room temperature before serving.
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