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Marinated Olives


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 4
  • Cook Time : 3m
  • Ready In : 72:03 h

Turn an ordinary olive into something moreish and unique


  • 100ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 red chillis, nely chopped
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary, leaves removed from the stem
  • Peel of half a lemon, cut into thin strips
  • 400g mixed olives
  • 1 Tablespoon dried fennel seeds


Step 1

In a saucepan, heat the olive oil, garlic, thyme, fennel seeds, chillies, rosemary and lemon peel over medium-low heat for about 2 to 3 minutes until the garlic and herbs become fragrant.

Step 2

Add the olives, toss to coat and gently heat until warmed through. Transfer to a jar to cool, then cover and refrigerate for 1 to 3 days to marinate if not using immediately.

Step 3

Remove olives from the jar from refrigerator an hour or two before serving and bring to room temperature. Garnish with fresh chopped thyme.

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