Marinated Olives

Marinated Olives
Marinated Olives

These Marinated Olives are so incredibly simple to put together, and yet the flavors are so fresh and delicious.  Another easy, but super elegant appetizer.  Be sure to choose a mixture of colors and textures when selecting olives.  Varieties such as Kalamatas, Black Nicoise Olives,  Green Cerignola can usually be found a most well-stocked supermarket olive bars.  Just be sure to not get pre-marinated olives, look for ones that are in water or a brine.  These are always a hit at parties!  135% Loon Approved!

Marinated Olives

Marinated Olives

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Appetizer
Keyword: Olives
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 167 kcal
Author: Kris Longwell
These Marinated Olives are easy to put together and yet it takes simple olives to the next level, and beyond. Be sure to get pitted olives, and not already marinated in seasoned oil. You can make these up to 24 hours in advance, and they keep nicely in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks!


  • 2 cups mixed pitted olives
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup good-quality extra-virgin olive oil


  1. If the olives are in a brine, drain them.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the olives, garlic, red pepper flakes, orange zest, and olive oil and toss well.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the olives marinate at room temp for at least 2 hours, or for up to 24 hours before serving.


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    • Ah! Spain! Be still my heart! That is at the top of our must-go-to countries list! And yes! You will love this recipe. It’s all about the olives, but the other ingredients just give them a boost that can’t be beat! Please let us know how they turn out! All the best, Kris & Wesley.

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