Easy Roasted Olives ~ step away from the baby carrots with ranch dressing and put the clip back on that bag of Kettle Chips! These warm olives are just as easy and soooo much better.
1/2lbmixed oliveswith pits (or without, your choice)
zest of 1 orangeyou can substitute lemon here
1/4tspcoarse sea salt
1/4tspfresh cracked pepper
1Tbspgood olive oil
pinchhot pepper flakes
leavesfrom 1 or 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
several sprigs fresh thyme
several thin slices of orangeor lemon
Set oven to 350F
Toast the seeds for about 5 minutes over medium heat in a pan on the stove, shaking the pan often to redistribute the spices.
Toss the toasted seeds, and all the above ingredients, together in a bowl
Spread the orange slices on the bottom of a small baking dish. Arrange the olive mixture on top and bake for about 30 minutes. Serve hot, with napkins, a little bowl for the pits, and two glasses of wine.
Buy olives from an olive bar for this dish, they are so much fresher tasting than canned or jarred. You can store these in a container in the refrigerator and reheat them just before serving.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/minimal-monday-roasted-olives/ August 13, 2012