Marinated Olives


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


  • 2 cups assorted unpitted olives, rinsed and drained

  • ¾ 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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