These super easy Marinated Olives are so dang easy to make! I had them ready to go and in the fridge marinating within a few minutes.
Super Easy Marinated Olives!
John came home and started snacking on them as soon as he found them in the fridge. Thankfully I had already taken a couple of pictures so I could share them on the blog.
He has been sneaking them out of the fridge every chance he gets. He added them to a sandwich and said they were a great addition.
These Marinated Olives would make a great holiday gift! They would look great in a sealed jar with a couple of wooden spoons or serving forks attached to the jar.
I may have to make some of these up for our foodie friends that I know would love them. These marinated olives work great for parties! You can make these up ahead of time and serve them in a nice bowl with either toothpicks or appetizer forks.
We love to use these in salads or as a daily snack. They have such a great flavor! You can make them as spicy as you like. If you are not a fan of spice you can easily leave off the red pepper flakes.
- Black olives
- Olive oil
- Fresh basil
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Red Pepper Flakes
Covered dish/bowl - for the olives to marinate in
Serving bowl - Did you know there are olive serving trays? These long glass trays are perfect for serving marinated olives and other flavors of olives on a charcuterie board or serving platter.
Bamboo Picks - If you are serving these at a party we suggest serving them with a jar of bamboo cocktail picks so guests can easily pick them up and move them to their plate. A small pair of tongs would also work.
These can be refrigerated for up to a month if they last that long. 🙂
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Super Easy Marinated Olives Recipe
- Combine all ingredients and mix well in a covered dish.
- Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving
Recipe originally shared September 11, 2013, updated on March 12, 2020