Dressed Olives – Olive Condite

Ingredients for 6 servings

  • 1 pound of pickled green olives
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • parsley, one bu.
  • oregano
  • pepper
  • TT

 

They are the classical Sicilian titbits easily found in delis or in the popular market stalls, stored inside ” lemmi”, typical terracotta vases.

 

Preparation
Crush the olives with the pestle of the mortar, paying attention not to shatter the pit. Put them in a bowl and season them with minced garlic and parsley, a pinch of oregano and a mixture of oil, vinegar and pepper. Mix with care and let flavour for some time,before serving.

 

Variation
The seasoning can be enriched with pickled vegetables and celery (stalks and leaves). Or with mint and capers as in Syracuse.

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