Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Great with cocktails!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Warm the olive oil in a frying pan with the rosemary sprigs, garlic, bay leaves and oregano and cook gently, stirring for 5 minutes to infuse the oil.
  2. Add the olives and toss well to coat in the spiced oil, then cook gently, stirring occasionally, for 5 – 10 minutes until soft and shiny.
  3. Use a slotted spoon to transfer olives, garlic, bay leaves and herbs to a rustic serving dish and serve hot, warm or at room temperature.


Most Helpful

I live in the middle of nowhere where "olive bars" are unheard of. I have tried other recipes for marinated olives with less than good results. THIS recipe, however, shines!! It is better than any olive bar olive and certainly better than other recipes I have tried. I think it is because of the method. Heating the oil and then the olives really brings up the flavor. Thank you so much for posting. I highly recommend this recipe.

jimani November 19, 2013

Perfection plus! I followed this exactly using some mixed olives that I had from Wegmans' and continued on with the recipe of delicious-is-ness. Very easy, and you get a big bang for the easy enough prep. I can see my added some cauliflower, carrots, and other 'brined" product. Excellent, thanks for posting!

Andi of Longmeadow Farm December 31, 2009

I second these as amazing. They are a great finger food to serve at a party and work really well with a cheese plate. I followed the recipe exactly using cheap canned olives and it was great. Super easy too, which when making things for a dinner party gives this extra points.

Erindipity March 12, 2009

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