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citrus marinated olives in a glass dish on a white tablecloth with a red tablerunner and pom pop decorations.

Marinated Olives with Citrus and Herbs

Published by Kate
This homemade marinade takes olives to over-the-top delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 138 kcal


  • ½ lb assorted pitted olives, drained
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 small sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • Zest from one orange


  • Warm the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the garlic cloves, rosemary, fennel seeds, and orange zest. Heat for 2–3 minutes, or until the garlic is mostly cooked.  
  • Add the olives. Stir to coat the olives with the olive oil mixture. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator overnight (or at least for 4 hours) for the flavors to marry. 
  • To serve, pour the entire mixture in a sauté pan and stir gently until the olive oil is liquid again (it solidifies in the refrigerator). The olives can be served warm or at room temperature.


Calories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 124mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword marinated olives
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