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February 05, 2012

Marinated olives with orange zest

I love olives on pizza, in green salads, potato salad, and tuna salad. But most of all I love to eat them on a relish tray after marinating in herbs and orange zest.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup green Spanish olives, drained
  • 1 lb. Kalamata olives, drained
  • 1 cup black olives, drained
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tablespoon whole peppercorns
  • a pinch of hot pepper flakes
  • extra virgin olive oil, enough to cover
  • zest and juice from 1 navel orange, additional zest from another orange


    Place all olives in 9x13 glass dish. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over olives. Marinate 2 hours up to 24 in refrigerator, mixing a time or two to distribute flavors. Add additional orange zest to serve
  • Posted by terri at February 5, 2012 01:26 AM