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  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, lightly smashed
  • 2 (1 x 3-inch) strips orange zest, sliced lengthwise in thin julienne
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata or canned black olives
  • 6 to 8 large small navel oranges
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine olive oil, garlic, orange rind and thyme in a small bowl. Add olives, toss gently to combine, and set aside, covered, overnight.
  2. Cut the peel and pith from oranges, and slice into 1/4-inch rounds. Arrange slices on a serving platter, and spoon olives and dressing over the top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
—Recipe by Laraine Perri for Relish, Oct. 2011.

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