Marinated Olives with Fennel, Lemon, and Chile Pepper Recipe

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

Ready in
1 h, 15 m
10
Servings
164
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
2 cups

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
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
0.4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
12%
Protein
0.6g
1.2%
Carbs
4g
1%
Vitamin A
16µg
2%
Vitamin C
2mg
4%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
13µg
16%
Calcium
56mg
6%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
3µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
3µg
1%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
4mg
1%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Phosphorus
7mg
1%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
45mg
1%
Sodium
422mg
18%
Zinc
0.1mg
1%

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