Marinated Olives

This flavorful finger food is an ideal party starter.

Ingredients: 

selection of olives
finely chopped garlic
curls of lemon rind
handful of chopped parsley
olive oil, if necessary

Buy a selection of nice olives. If your grocer has an olive bar in the deli, start there. Toss in finely chopped garlic, curls of lemon rind, a handful of chopped parsley and a bit of olive oil if lubrication is necessary. Refrigerate.

The longer the olives have to sit and marinate (a couple of days), the better!

Recipe courtesy of Hipcooks Cooking School, Los Angeles, Calif.

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