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Marinated Olives Recipe
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Marinated Olives

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"The marinade for these olives give them a Mediterranean flavor; it's made with fennel seeds, thyme, and rosemary."

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Original recipe makes 15 to 20 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    2 days 10 mins


  1. Place olives in a colander, and rinse in cool, running water. Rinse the olive jars out with water.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine bay leaves, rosemary, fennel, thyme, and white vinegar. Add olives, and toss until olives are coated. Place the mixture into the two jars; make sure each jar gets one bay leaf. Fill any empty space in the jars up with water. Cap jar, and shake well. Refrigerate for at least 2 days.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 05, 2003

This is just awesome, but I LOVE OLIVES!! Very easy to put together and the olives are very tasty with all the seasonings.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 10, 2008

I did not care for this recipe. Vinegar was all you could taste.

Aug 02, 2006

Coming from a family of olive-enthusiasts (as children we even received olives in our stockings), I found this recipe quite pleasing and easy to put together. I did take other reviewers' suggestions, and added garlic & lemon zest. I will make again, and plan on passing the recipe to my brothers. Cheers!

Apr 05, 2008

Really delicious and easy! I also added the garlic, lemon zest, and a few dashes of hot pepper flakes for extra oomph...

Feb 12, 2007

We LOVED these! The flavors worked so well together. Next time I make them, I too will add some sliced fresh garlic. Thanks so much, Sir Pellinore!

Feb 06, 2006

I tweaked this recipe a bit but the basic concept is a good one. I added rosemary, garlic, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, kosher salt, and a coating of good olive oil. Let them sit overnight to let the flavors meld. Bet you can't eat just one!

Nov 24, 2007

This is an easy and cheap way to serve up olives at your next gathering. These are better than what you can buy at the store and much cheaper.

Mar 08, 2004

I love olives and these are great!


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  • Calories
  • 33 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 383 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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