Turn ready-made green olives into a gourmet addition to a snack plate, or add to a salad! I prefer using the pitted (un-pitted!) green olives. In small bottles this also makes a nice hostess gift. Drain before serving. This will not spoil at room temperature due to the acid content. This marinade somehow "softens" the slightly harsh taste of olives, which some people dislike. And do not discard the marinade after you've used the olives: it is ideal to use over roast chicken or to spoon into a stew. You will probably need no more than 1 cup olive oil or even less.