Green Olives Marinated in Spices Make an Elegant Holiday Appetizer

November 30, 2015
by Merce Muse for Thrive Market
Green Olives Marinated in Spices Make an Elegant Holiday Appetizer

Guests won't be able to get enough of this simple hors d'oeuvre of spiced green olives. The zesty dish is easy to make and perfect for office cocktail parties, big holiday meals, and everything in between.

Marinated Olives

Yield: 4 servings
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1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
Zest of 1/2 orange
2 cups green olives

Warm olive oil in a small saucepan with coriander and cumin seeds, thyme leaves, and orange zest. Pour over green olives in a heat-proof bowl. Let sit 30 minutes to let flavors develop.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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  • Marisa Moon

    I just ordered the Green Botija Olives and although I like them, they could use this upgrade! Great idea.