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“I found this recipe on my food suppliers web-page. I feel it needs to be shared with others. So here it is as written, by them. The original post is for 24 people, I am scaling it back for 4 servings. These are done in individual packets in foil, but I'm sure you can make it all in one big foil packet if desired.”
4 packets

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 ounces jumbo pitted kalamata olives, drained
  • 13 cup hot giardiniera mixed vegetables, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped


  1. If doing 4 individual packets: tear aluminum foil into 8' square sections. Line them up on the counter side-by-side and not overlapping.
  2. Fold the four corners up to form a square, leaving a 1/4" edge around the square to contain the liquid.
  3. Place olives on the foil. Place Giardiniera on top of the olives. Drizzle olive oil over the top,
  4. Fold foil over the top of the mixture.
  5. Place in a covered storage container and refrigerate until ready to use. Can be done up to 3 days in advance.
  6. When you are ready to serve, place foil pouch in a 400 degree oven until contents are very hot and oil is sizzling. About 7 - 10 minutes.
  7. Place packets on heated serving plate. Open the foil and drizzle balsamic vinegar over the liquid in the foil.
  8. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley. Close foil. Serve immediately.

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