Marinated Olives

How to make Marinated Olives.

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 1 + 1/2 cups Spanish Queen Olives
  • 1 + 3/4 cups pitted Italian green olives
  • 4 garlic cloves – minced
  • 1 cup of large butter beans – rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fennel
  • 1 Tbsp orange rind – about 6 to 8 thin strips
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 to 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. Rinse the butter beans and drain.
  2. Then set the beans aside, they will be added to the mixture at the very end.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add both kinds of olives, along with chopped fennel, garlic, rosemary, white vinegar, orange zest, and orange rind.
  4. Toss and mix until the olive mixture is well combined.
  5. Gently stir in the beans, along with the sea salt and crushed red pepper.
  6. Pour the olive and bean mixture into a sealed container, or a large mason jar with a lid.
  7. Add one bay leaf in there, along with extra sprigs of rosemary on top.
  8. Pour in the olive oil over the entire mixture.
  9. Cover and chill for a few hours to marinate.
  10. When ready to serve, transfer to a serving bowl.
  11. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes over them.
  12. Serve with fresh crusty bread for dipping.
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