Warm Spicy Olives

On our Savoring Sicily tour, you taste olive oil the moment it is pressed, an amazing culinary experience that also cures chapped lips. Beautiful gnarled olive trees and lush citrus groves are ever present on this tour, and this simple recipe uses both to produce a tasty antipasto.


    • 32 large black olives
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled
    • 1 organic orange
  • Grated peel of one organic lemon, yellow part only
  • 1 small peperoncino (hot red pepper, optional)
  • ½ tsp Sicilian oregano
  • 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil


Cut the orange in half and thinly slice it, including the peel. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, and put in all the ingredients. Toss everything over high heat for a few minutes. Serves 6-8.

Serve as an antipasto with a glass of crisp Bianco d’Alcamo, and begin Savoring Sicily as you await the next course. Buon appetito!