Aceitunas Negras Aliñadas (Marinated Black Olives)
Photo by Roberto Koltún for El Nuevo Heraldo.
- 1 pound Greek olives, like kalamata
- 3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly lengthwise
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- Vegetable oil
- Put olives in a large bowl and cover with water. Soak for 2 days, changing the water a few times so they lose their flavor. Drain them. Place olives in a large glass jar. Add garlic, bay leaves and vinegar. Fill with oil to cover, cover with lid and let stand 1 week, stirring/shaking every once in a while.