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Warm Marinated Olives

Adding aromatic bay leaves and flakes of crushed pepper is an easy but elegant way to upgrade this store-bought snack.

Serves 8
Ready in 7 mins
Prep time 2 mins
Cooking time 5 mins
279 calories per serving


> 1 cup olive oil
> 2 bay leaves
> 1 large clove garlic, sliced
> 1 tsp fennel seeds
> 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
> 2 cups mixed olives


In a small saucepan, combine the oil, bay leaves, garlic, fennel seeds, and crushed red pepper. Heat on medium 5–6 min., until warm. Stir in the olives. Remove from heat and let stand 10 min.
Serve warm or cool completely and refrigerate up to 1 day. To serve, heat in a small saucepan on medium-low until warm, stirring occasionally.

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