Garlic and Herb Marinated Olives


A simple recipe for garlic and herb marinated olives which are perfect for a party snack or as part of a charcuterie board. This recipe is easy to make and can be tailored to your own taste. For example, you could use any type of olive that you like, or swap out the herbs for your favourites.

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (250g) of olives, drained
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1/2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp of chilli flakes (optional)
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Method

1. Add the olives, garlic, rosemary, thyme, oregano and chilli flakes (if using) to a clean jar.

2. Cover the olives with extra virgin olive oil, making sure that all of the olives are coated.

3. Close the jar tightly and store in the fridge for at least 24 hours before serving. The olives will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Description of the food

These garlic and herb marinated olives are the perfect party snack. They are easy to make, and can be tailored to your own taste. The olives are soaked in a mixture of garlic, herbs and olive oil, which gives them a delicious flavour. They can be served on their own, or as part of a charcuterie board.

Potential changes & improvements

There are many potential changes and improvements that can be made to this recipe. For example, you could use any type of olive that you like, or swap out the herbs for your favourites. You could also add other ingredients, such as lemon zest or red pepper flakes. If you want a more intense flavour, you could marinate the olives for a longer period of time.

What other food it works well with

These garlic and herb marinated olives can be served on their own, or as part of a charcuterie board. They would also be good served with bread or crackers. If you want a more substantial dish, you could add them to a salad or pasta.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making this recipe is not marinating the olives for long enough. The olives need to be marinated for at least 24 hours in order to absorb the flavours. Another mistake is not using enough olive oil. Make sure that all of the olives are coated in olive oil, as this will help to flavour them.

Nutritional Information

One serving of these garlic and herb marinated olives (approximately 10 olives) contains:

  • 120 calories
  • 10g of fat
  • 2g of saturated fat
  • 0g of cholesterol
  • 4g of sodium
  • 4g of carbohydrates
  • 2g of dietary fibre
  • 0g of sugar
  • 2g of protein

Allergens

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Olives
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil

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