Kicked Up Olives


Perfect for holiday appetizers or a cocktail party.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins
18 servings


  • 4 cups mixed olives with pits

  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 2 tangerines

  • 3 slices sweet onion

  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

  2. Mix olives, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl.

  3. Carefully peel tangerines and cut peels into strips. Squeeze juice from 1 tangerine over olive mixture. Add tangerine peel strips to olive mixture and toss well.

  4. Make a packet with a large piece of aluminum foil. Pour olive mixture into packet. Arrange onion slices and rosemary over olives; drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle fennel seeds over mixture. Fold and seal packet; place on a baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until warmed, about 90 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
16g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Sodium 490mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 27mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.