Cup of black olives, with pits
Cup of green olives, with pits
Clove of garlic
Branch of rosemary and thyme
Half of a lemon, thinly sliced
Half a cup of extra virgin olive oil


Prepare these olives for a refreshing appetizer. They are great match for cheese, and they can keep up to three months in a closed jar or container.

Drain the olives and transfer to the jar. Add a lightly crshed garlic clove, herbs, lemon and oil. Close the lid, shake to mix. Let sit at room temperature for two hours, then shake again and store in the refrigerator. Allow to reach room temperature before serving.