Citrus Marinated Olives

Nothing’s worse than forking out money for expensive deli olives that nobody touches. Lucky for you, this won’t be the case if you make these juicy and flavorful citrus-marinated olives.

Yield: 4

Citrus Marinated Olives

citrus marinated olives
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • sprig of rosemary
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 strip of lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 strip orange zest
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup Castelvetrano olives (or olives of your choice)


    1. Heat the olive oil in a small pot over medium heat.

    2. Add the chilli flakes, rosemary, garlic, lemon and orange zest, salt and pepper to taste and cook until the garlic is slightly browned (about 2-3 minutes).

    3. Add the olives and cook until just warm, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

    4. Stir in the lemon and orange juice and transfer to a bowl or to a container to use at a later time.


Serve warm or at room temperature

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