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Marinated Olives

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Adapted by Pam / Original by Ina Garten - Cook Like a Pro


  • 1 cup green olives with pits, such as Cerignola
  • 1 cup kalamata olives with pits
  • cup good olive oil
  • Zest from 1/2 an orange, peeled in large strips
  • 2 large garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tsp whole fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼-½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme


  • Drain the liquid from both olives then place them in a skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil, orange zest, smashed garlic cloves, fennel seeds, fresh thyme leaves, crushed red pepper flakes, thyme sprigs, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to coat evenly and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. 
  • Serve the olives warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!
    Side Note: Offer toothpicks along with a small bowl for the olive pits.