Marinated Olive Salad
This delicious olive dish is one of my favorite recipes. It can be eaten alone, added to a side dish or on salads and in soups. I love it! It’s also a real crowd pleaser at parties and only takes a few minutes to make!
- 2 teaspoons whole coriander seeds
- 1 tablespoon whole cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- Grated orange peel from 2 oranges
- 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 10 ounces assorted brine-cured green and black olives (I just go to the Whole Foods olive bar and have at it!)
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
- 3 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
- (Optional) 8 ounces feta cheese (or non-dairy cheese), cut into 1/2-inch squares
- Ok, you can do this one of two ways.
- You can (1) Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, mix and put in the fridge or...
- Or (2) Heat all the spices (cumin, coriander, and crushed red pepper) in heavy small skillet over medium-high heat for 1 minute.
- Transfer to warmed spices to a bowl.
- Add oil, garlic, orange peel, basil and cilantro and stir to combine.
- Mix in olives.
- Gently stir in feta or non-dairy cheese (or no cheese).
- Cover and refrigerate for a 2 hours or overnight.
- *This dish gets even better the longer it marinates! I make it 1-2 days ahead when I have the chance but it can be made up to a week in advance.
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