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Marinated Olives

For an easy holiday party appetizer, jazz up purchased olives with citrus slices and fresh herbs.

  • Servings: 8
Marinated Olives

Source: Everyday Food, December 2010


  • 2 cups assorted unpitted olives, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 thin orange slices
  • 3 thin lemon slices
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme or rosemary
  • Red-pepper flakes


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine olives, olive oil, orange slices, lemon slices, and fresh thyme. Season to taste with red-pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer olives, fruit, and herbs to a serving dish; reserve oil for another use.

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