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Zesty Marinated Olives - Gutsy By Nature

These marinated olives are a pretty addition to a spread of party food and offer a nicely complex flavor contrast to the usual other finger foods. They fit it into pretty much anyone’s diet, whether it be paleo or vegan or low-carb, and work nicely with most healing diets with just basic modifications. And as a bonus, they are dead simple to make!

Notes for healing diets

  • Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP): Eliminate red pepper flake and cayenne.
  • Low-FODMAPs: Eliminate shallot and garlic.
  • Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD): No modifications necessary (check labels of your olives to make sure they do not contain illegals).

Zesty Marinated Olives
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Simple marinated olives add a nicely complex flavor alternative to traditional party foods and work well with most healing diets.
Recipe type: appetizer
Serves: many
  • 1 6 ounce can or jar green olives, pitted
  • 1 6 ounce can or jar black or kalamata olives, pitted
  • Zest and juice from 1 large orange
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 medium shallots, thinly sliced
  • 4 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients into a shallow bowl or baking dish and toss to coat olives evenly.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight or longer (at least 8 hours, 12+ will result in better flavor).
  3. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.


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Zesty Marinated Olives - Gutsy By Nature


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