Saturday, November 23, 2013

Citrus Marinated Olives

I love olives, always have! But to date I've never done anything... fancy with them. Thanks to these Citrus Marinated Olives I can't say that any more:@) The fresh extra virgin olive oil along with orange and lemon zest really make these olives burst with flavor! I made a half batch and only used large green olives, I'm sure the kalamata olives would be amazing.
Cute red, green and clear food picks from the holiday section at Walmart, 97¢-love 'em.
These olives will add a little salty-citrusy bite to your party menu folks!

Citrus Marinated Olives-from Diabetic Cooking
This recipe is easily cut in half and use whatever olives you'd like, they do show pitted ones though.
1 C (or 8 oz) large green olives, drained
1 C kalamata olives, rinsed and drained-I made a half recipe and only used green olives this time
1/3 C extra virgin olive oil
1/4 C orange juice
3 Tblsp sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar-I used red wine
2 Tblsp lemon juice
1 Tblsp grated orange peel-They pulled off long strips instead of using a zester-pretty!
1 Tblsp grated lemon peel-Same as with the orange peel...
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Combine everything in glass bowl. Let stand over night at room temperature, then refrigerate for up to two weeks. 
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

12 comments:

  1. These sound great Lynn, especially with kalamata olives!

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  2. So pretty and full of flavor and much more elegant than putting out a bowl of plain olives.
    Sam

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  3. I love olives too! I'll just be making a batch (or more) of these.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. Lynn I love olives so much! This would make some amazing gifts for other olive lovers also!

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  5. ¸.•°♪♬♫º°
    Passei para uma visita.
    Azeitonas, laranja e limão... nunca pensei nessa combinação, mas parece perfeita!!!!

    ❥ Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.♩♫♬°º•.¸
    Brasil.°º✿

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  6. OMGOSH, these sound fabulous!!! Would be good in a martini.... dirty with a little of the brine!

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  7. Now Lynn, this is dessert for me! It enjoy how fresh anything with citrus is. Your olives will be on my Thanksgiving table! Thanks...

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  8. I think you must have a MUCH nicer Walmart that I do, Lynn! I've been there several times, leading up to this holiday & never saw those cute toothpicks. Never did find those Halloween pop-up toys either. :-(
    The olives look yummy-good! I bought some big ones this morning without the pimento & intend to stuff them with blue cheese closer to Turkey day. I'll have to try your recipe for Christmas. Thanks!

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  9. These sound great Lynn, and I'm thinking of serving them at my wine and cheese party. Thanks!

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  10. Lynn...these will be great for my relish tray. Maybe it will encourage more people to eat them, Olives and pickles, etc., were such a big part of our holiday dinner when we were younger and now, not so much. Too bad.

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. Oh YUM!! I love olives in any way, shape or form and these sound delicious! :)

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  12. That sounds so good! It'd be great on a relish tray for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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