Gourmet Green Olives

15 mins (prep 15)
11 ingredients
1 servings
Turn ready-made green olives into a gourmet addition to a snack plate, or add to a salad! I prefer using the pitted (un-pitted!) green olives. In small bottles this also makes a nice hostess gift. Drain before serving. This will not spoil at room temperature due to the acid content. This marinade somehow "softens" the slightly harsh taste of olives, which some people dislike. And do not discard the marinade after you've used the olives: it is ideal to use over roast chicken or to spoon into a stew. You will probably need no more than 1 cup olive oil or even less.

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  • 9 -10 ounces green olives in brine, pref. pitted, and weighed after draining. (this is about 280 - 300 g)
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds, crushed in mortar and pestle
  • 1/2 lemon, cut onto thin slices and halved again (remove the pips)
  • 1 orange, zest of, grated (not finely grated and avoid white pith)
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves stripped from the stems
  • 1 hot pepper, seeded and then finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
  • 5 tablespoons orange juice, fresh
  • 1 -1 1/2 cup olive oil


Serving Size (689.23 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 2662.13 Calories from Fat 2531.43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 281.27g 432.72%
Saturated Fat 38.19g 190.93%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 3987.72mg 166.15%
Total Carbohydrate 54.61g 18.2%
Dietary Fiber 21.27 g 85.06%
Sugars 23.9 g %
Protein 7.39g 14.79%
Vitamin A 1154.73IU% Vitamin C 67.95mg%
Calcium 367.46mg% Iron 7.71mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
brine, fresh thyme, hot pepper