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Warm Olives with Sesame Seeds and Oregano
© Maura McEvoy

Warm Olives with Sesame Seeds and Oregano

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At Oleana, Ana Sortun uses za'atar—a type of dried summer savory—instead of the fresh oregano she offers as a substitute here.

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  1. 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  2. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 3/4 pound Niçoise olives or other full-flavored brine-cured black olives, rinsed and dried
  4. 1 tablespoon finely chopped oregano
  1. In a medium skillet, toast the sesame seeds over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until golden, about 1 1/2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Heat the olive oil in the skillet. Add the olives and oregano and cook over low heat, stirring, just until heated through. Stir in the sesame seeds, transfer to a bowl and serve.