Spicy Marinated Olives
Serves: 3-4 cups
  • 1 can (18-20 ounces) cracked green olives, with their pits, drained
  • 6-8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ - 1 hot red chili pepper, thinly sliced (see note)
  • about 1½ cups olive oil
  1. Add olives, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes and chili pepper to a large container. Stir to combine.
  2. Add olive oil to cover, about 1½ cups.
  3. Cover tightly and store for at least 2 days, to increase flavor.
  4. When refrigerated, the oil will congeal. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  5. Note:
  6. If you prefer your olives very spicy, you can use all or most of the chili pepper. If you prefer it less spicy, use just a little, or omit it completely.
Recipe by Overtime Cook at http://overtimecook.com/2017/02/08/spicy-marinated-olives/