Recipe By Anonymous
Published Nov 8th
Marinated Olives
Prep 10m Cook - Additional - Ready In 2d 10m
Servings 15 to 20 servings Calories 33.1

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

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) jar pitted green olives
  • 1 (5 ounce) jar pitted kalamata olives, drained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seed
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 6 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place olives in a colander, and rinse in cool, running water. Rinse the olive jars out with water.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 33.1
  • Carbohydrate 0.9 g
  • Fat 3.3 g
  • Fiber 0.2 g
  • Protein 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.4 g
  • Sodium 383 mg


  1. I did not care for this recipe. Vinegar was all I could taste.
  2. Good Start - but so much more potential! I combine the olives bay leaves sprig of rosemary (dried didn't work so well for me!) lemon peel juice of lemon capers red pepper flakes and a little rice vinegar. Throw it in the fridge and forget about it. I left it for 2 weeks then could - Read more ...
  3. wow this perfectly marinated olive has just satisfied me till the end of time and back. it is like i have floated to some heavenly spot filled with the most perfected olives and marination with a side of love. the definition of olives is love and the definition of marination is love love love. jk
  4. Really delicious and easy! I also added the garlic lemon zest and a few dashes of hot pepper flakes for extra oomph...
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. This is just awesome but I LOVE OLIVES!! Very easy to put together and the olives are very tasty with all the seasonings.