Recipe: Marinated Olives with Basil and Orange Peel — Appetizer Recipes from The Kitchn

I've come a long way as a host in the past several years, mostly thanks to finding ways to keep my stress level down so I can genuinely enjoy my friends' company. One key to that effort is having simple pre-meal snacks ready to go, so even if I find myself behind on the main meal, I won't worry my guests are hungry.

I often put out a bowl each of roasted nuts and olives, and I've taken to marinating my own olives so I can tailor the flavors to our meal and the season. Right now I'm loving this summery variation featuring the bright and bold accents of orange zest and fresh basil.

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