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)!

Ingredients Nutrition


  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

5 5

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.

5 5

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