Marinated Balsamic Olives

READY IN: 8hrs
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

These are just like the marinated olives that you purchase in the European markets...if not better. They will stay forever in the fridge. This recipe makes quite a lot of olives (6 cups), but can be scaled down in half if desired....note: plan ahead, these olives need to stay in the fridge for at least 8 hours (the more time left marinating in the fridge, the stronger the flavor will be). Prep time includes the 8 hour refrigeration marinating time.

Top Review by evelynathens

Good but I would have liked more flavour. A garlic clove (or two) and some lemon or orange zest would not be amiss here.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (8 ounce) jars ripe olives, drained
  • 2 (7 ounce) jars kalamata olives, drained
  • 2 (7 ounce) jars pimento stuffed olives, drained
  • 12 cup good quality olive oil
  • 12 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning


  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients; cover and chill in the fridge for at least 8 hours.
  2. Let stand for 30 minutes before serving.
  3. Serve with a slotted spoon.

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