Hardly a recipe, this is an absolutely superb appetizer for a dinner party that involves marginal work and no advance preparation. Heating the olives amplifies their flavor, and the little chips of roasted garlic and crispy herbs give added oomph. —Rivka
mixed olives (I like picholine, kalamata, and manzanilla)
cloves garlic, sliced
teaspoon dried oregano
freshly cracked black pepper
good olive oil
In This Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice lemon in half lengthwise, and then slice the half you're using into half-rings.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except oil. Stir to combine. Distribute evenly on a rimmed baking sheet, and drizzle with a couple tablespoons of the olive oil.
Bake for 15 minutes, until garlic is golden and olives are bursting. Transfer to a bowl and serve immediately.
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