Kalamata Olives With Lemon and Anisette

Total Time
72hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 72 hrs

These are great as appetizers as part of a vegetable or condiment tray. Although it only takes five minutes to put everything together they need to marinate for 3 days before serving. Cooking time is marinating time (3 days). Recipe source: Bon Appetit (June 1984)


  1. Place olives in a jar and add oil and Anisette.
  2. Using a serrated knife, cut lemon peel into one-inch wide strips and then cut each strip into 3 sprials and then add to olives.
  3. Squeeze juice over olives.
  4. Cover tightly and shake well.
  5. Marinate at room temperature for three days, shaking jar daily.


Most Helpful

These are delicous--I used ouzo and otherwise followed instructions--great result. Thanks, Ellie

Chef Kate July 05, 2005

lovely light anise lemon flavor to these olives, i made several jars as gifts.i used sambucca and the peel of one lemon, pitted olives, keeper recipe.

chia December 27, 2004

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