Marinated Olives

An Italian staple, marinated olives are a perfect snack any time of day. Put a bowl of olives in your picnic basket or set them on the table for your next dinner party.

  • 2 cups Kalamata olives or other brine-cured black olives
  • 2 cups cracked brine-cured green olives
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 6 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seeds 
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat. Transfer to a shallow pan and refrigerate for 2 to 3 days, turning occasionally. Transfer olives and some marinade to a bowl. Let stand 1 hour at room temperature before serving.