Olives have been on our mind a lot lately (in case you hadn’t noticed), so we decided to give them a gift-worthy facelift. Zingy citrus, slightly bitter coriander, spicy red pepper, and tangy, salty feta. What more could you ask for?
Marinated Olives with Feta and Coriander
2 bottles Greek olives (we used one bottle of kalamatas and another of garlic-stuffed greek olives
1 lemon, zested
1 orange, zested
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ cup fresh feta
fresh cracked pepper
quality olive oil
To assemble, drain olives of the oils they were jarred in. Toss olives into a large prep bowl and zest lemon and orange over the olives. Add coriander seeds and red pepper flakes to taste. Sprinkle with feta and fresh pepper and stir everything together. Spoon olives into a mason jar and fill to brim with olive oil. Gift away!
(If you omit the feta in this recipe, the olives will last a bit longer – good to keep in mind if you’re gifting them).