Herb Roasted Olives

 

Ingredients:

4 TBSP olive oil

7 sprigs of fresh Thyme

3 sprigs of fresh Rosemary

3 sprigs of fresh Oregano

1 tsp fennel seeds

¼ tsp red pepper flakes

2 cups of Italian Olives

5 lemon rounds

2 garlic cloves plus 5 whole cloves for garnish

Zest of 1 lemon

1 TBSP red wine vinegar 

 

Instructions:

Crush or muddle the thyme rosemary, fennel seeds, red pepper flakes, garlic, oregano, lemon zest, and olive oil.  Put Olives on a small baking sheet and add the mixture to the olives.  Stir in the lemon rounds. Mix well.  Add the red wine vinegar and the remaining 5 garlic cloves and mix well.  Bake at 400 degrees for 25 min.  Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh herbs.   Serve with a nice crusty Italian bread.

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