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Green Olives with Coriander and Garlic

For Mediterranean cuisine, Olives are a must. A healthy option, which you can add to any meal, or simply enjoy with some bread. Take a step into the world of Greek cuisine with this simple yet delicious recipe.


1 heaping cup of fresh green olives (pick the during October)


For the brine

¼ cup coarse salt

2 cups water

2 tbs lemon juice

For the olive dressing (for ½ cup of olives)

¼ clove chopped garlic

fresh lemon juice

pinch of crushed coriander seeds

olive oil


Take the green olives and crush them open with a stone; make sure not to squash the olive pits. Place the cracked olives in a jar, fill with water, and seal the top. Leave for eight days to cure, changing the water every two days. (This removes the bitterness of the olives). On a ninth day, rinse the olives well. In a separate bowl, prepare the brine, add the water, lemon, and salt, stir until dissolved. Place the olives in a jar. Cover the olives in brine, seal, and store in a cool place.

When ready to eat, place ½ cup of olives in a bowl. Rinse a bit with water, add ¼ clove of chopped garlic, a pinch of coriander seeds, a squeeze of fresh lemon, and drizzle with a little olive oil. Eat them with toasted village bread.

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