Thursday, December 20, 2012

Green Olives

I don't know if Trader Joe's canned green olives (ingredients are only olives, water, and sea salt) are lower in histamines than the usual cured olives with vinegar, but I've been able to eat 4 to 5 at a time once a week with no apparent problems.  They're pretty bland by themselves, but delicious marinated in this recipe!

Marinated Green Olives
1 can plain green olives (like the Trader Joe's ones I mention above), rinsed
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 Tablespoons white wine
1 teaspoon crushed fennel seed
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
a few grinds of pepper
1 small red sweet pepper cut into matchsticks
slivered almonds

Combine olive oil, lemon juice, wine, fennel, salt, and pepper and whisk well.  Stuff olives with almond slivers.  Add olives and sweet red pepper to the marinade, combine well, and refrigerate for a few hours.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the information about the Trader Joe's olives complete with ingredient list. You and I try to avoid eating some of the same things. I plan to try some of these olives.