The marinade for these olives give them a Mediterranean flavor; it's made with fennel seeds, thyme, and rosemary.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
2 days
total:
2 days
Servings:
20
Yield:
15 to 20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place olives in a colander, and rinse in cool, running water. Rinse the olive jars out with water.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, combine bay leaves, rosemary, fennel, thyme, and white vinegar. Add olives, and toss until olives are coated. Place the mixture into the two jars; make sure each jar gets one bay leaf. Fill any empty space in the jars up with water. Cap jar, and shake well. Refrigerate for at least 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

33 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 0.9g; fat 3.3g 5% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 383mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2006
Coming from a family of olive-enthusiasts (as children we even received olives in our stockings) I found this recipe quite pleasing and easy to put together. I did take other reviewers' suggestions and added garlic & lemon zest. I will make again and plan on passing the recipe to my brothers. Cheers! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/09/2015
I did not care for this recipe. Vinegar was all I could taste. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
This is just awesome but I LOVE OLIVES!! Very easy to put together and the olives are very tasty with all the seasonings. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2006
Coming from a family of olive-enthusiasts (as children we even received olives in our stockings) I found this recipe quite pleasing and easy to put together. I did take other reviewers' suggestions and added garlic & lemon zest. I will make again and plan on passing the recipe to my brothers. Cheers! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2008
Really delicious and easy! I also added the garlic lemon zest and a few dashes of hot pepper flakes for extra oomph... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2007
We LOVED these! The flavors worked so well together. Next time I make them I too will add some sliced fresh garlic. Thanks so much Sir Pellinore! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2006
I tweaked this recipe a bit but the basic concept is a good one. I added rosemary garlic lemon zest red pepper flakes kosher salt and a coating of good olive oil. Let them sit overnight to let the flavors meld. Bet you can't eat just one! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2011
Good Start - but so much more potential! I combine the olives bay leaves sprig of rosemary (dried didn't work so well for me!) lemon peel juice of lemon capers red pepper flakes and a little rice vinegar. Throw it in the fridge and forget about it. I left it for 2 weeks then could not pop these in my mouth fast enough in fact I did not even share! Then I took the left overs and put in food processor for a FABULOUS Tapenade!!! Even try with some anchovies for a pop of flavor. WOW! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2007
This is an easy and cheap way to serve up olives at your next gathering. These are better than what you can buy at the store and much cheaper. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/09/2015
I did not care for this recipe. Vinegar was all I could taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2008
wow this perfectly marinated olive has just satisfied me till the end of time and back. it is like i have floated to some heavenly spot filled with the most perfected olives and marination with a side of love. the definition of olives is love and the definition of marination is love love love. jk Read More
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