Marinated Olives

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If you are an olive lover then you have to make these and add them to your table next time you have people over. The addition of the aromats was sensational. Everyone enjoyed every olive they ate with handmade focaccia and my white bean dip.

Marinated Olives

Cooking Time: 15 minutes | Serves: 2-4 people



  • 2 cups of mixed olives such as kalamata, Sicilian, and green olives – drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 long red chilli, sliced lengthways
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 strips of lemon rind
  • 5 springs of fresh thyme


    1. Place a medium pan on low heat and toast coriander seeds, stirring for 1 minute.
    2. Lower heat to low and add olive oil, garlic, chilli, bay leaves, lemon rind and thyme in the pan and allow flavours to infuse for a few minutes.
    3. Add olives to the pan and continue to cook for 3-5 minutes.
    4. Serve warm or room temperature.


      • You can use olives of choice.
      • Orange rind can be used to replace lemon.
      • Other herbs such as rosemary can be used.
      • Allow to cool and place into a clean jar and keep for a week. 

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