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Marinated olives with fennel, lemon and chili pepper

March 25, 2013
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  • Makes 2 cups
Author Notes

Throwing a dinner party? The customary bowl of mixed olives could use a little dressing up.

In this recipe, shaved fennel adds a crunchy, refreshing bite to the olives, while the lemon zest and chili pepper liven things up, and the fennel greens make the dish colorful and festive. —Viviane Bauquet Farre

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 small fennel bulb
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fennel greens
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red chili pepper flakes or 1 small fresh cayenne chili pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 pounds mixed olives
  1. Trim and cut fennel bulb in half. Using a vegetable hand-peeler, shave 12 strips from the bulb and place in a large bowl. Add the balance of the ingredients. Stir well and let marinate at room temperature for 1 hour before serving. Cook’s note: Refrigerate up to 1 week. Bring to room temperature before serving.
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1 Review

lapadia March 26, 2013
Simple to make and so delicious to eat!