Marinated Olives with Fennel, Lemon, and Chile Pepper Recipe

Marinated Olives with Fennel, Lemon, and Chile Pepper Recipe
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Marinated Olives with Fennel

Viviane Bauquet Farre

Marinated Olives with Fennel

Shaved fennel adds a crunchy, refreshing bite to the olives, while the lemon zest and chile pepper liven things up. Fennel greens make the dish colorful and festive.

It only takes minutes to put this together, and you can refrigerate this for up to one week; bring to room temperature before serving.

10
Servings
184
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: You can also substitute 1 small fresh cayenne chile pepper, chopped finely, for every ¼ teaspoon of chile flakes.

Ingredients

  • 1/2  small fennel bulb, trimmed and halved
  • 1  tablespoon  fennel greens, chopped coarsely
  • 1/4  teaspoon  dried red chile pepper flakes*
  • 1/4  teaspoon  fennel seeds
  • strips lemon zest, julienned
  • 1/2  cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4  pound  mixed olives

Directions

Using a vegetable hand-peeler, shave 12 strips from each piece of fennel and place in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients. Stir well and let marinate at room temperature for 1 hour before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
129mg
43%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Protein
19g
41%
Vitamin A, RAE
115µg
16%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
102mg
10%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
35mg
11%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
333mg
48%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
51µg
93%
Sodium, Na
454mg
30%
Water
37g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Olive Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Olive Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.