Marinated Green Olives (Tapas)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Recipe from Ryland, Peters, and Small's Tapas Cookbook. These olives need to marinate at room temperature for 6 days prior to serving, so plan ahead. They make a wonderful appetizer for any party and are perfect gifts around the holidays (put them in pretty square glass jars that you find at craft stores)!


  1. Place the olives in a bowl.
  2. Mix in the garlic, coriander, fennel, thyme, rosemary, orange zest and orange juice; transfer to a jar into which they just fit (and that had a lid which tightly closes).
  3. Pour in olive oil to cover olives.
  4. Shake well and let marinate at room temperature for 6 days.
Most Helpful

I feel like I have wrapped a gift for myself and I can't wait to open it! I made these using Manzanilla olives and fresh herbs and an orange from my garden. Now the problem is going to be waiting the 6 days until I can try them. I'll be taking them on a trip to our family cabin, and I appreciate that these will not be occupying valuable fridge space! Gracias January Bride. Made for ZWT 5 by and Epicurean Queen.

cookiedog June 12, 2009

I just loved all the flavors in this! I used olives stuffed with pimientos. Great taste! Thanks!

Sharon123 December 10, 2008