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Marinated olives in a jar, topped with chili flake, lemon rind & fresh rosemary.

Easy Marinated Olives with Rosemary, Garlic & Lemon

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  • Author: jess larson | plays well with butter
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 48 hours
  • Yield: 1 pound 1x
  • Category: appetizer recipes, snack recipes, food gifts
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: Italian


A delicious blend of Italian & Greek olives marinates in olive oil infused with fresh herbs, lemon & plenty of garlic. Making marinated olives at home couldn’t be easier, and they’re perfect for everyday snacking, holiday entertaining, all of your charcuterie & cheese board needs, or to offer as a showstopping hostess gift. 




  1. Assemble: Layer the olives, garlic, herbs, bay leaf, lemon rind, & chili flake in a 16-ounce jar (or 16-ounce airtight container of choice). Slowly pour the olive oil over top, just until the olives are submerged. Depending on the size of your olives, you may or may not need the full cup of olive oil.
  2. Marinate the olives: Set the sealed jar in the refrigerator for at least 48 hours, or up to 1 week.
  3. Serve: 2 hours before serving, remove the olives from the refrigerator to bring them to room temperature. Transfer to your favorite serving bowl. Enjoy them on their own, or serve along with crackers, charcuterie, or on a holiday cheese board. Enjoy!


  • Storage: Store the marinated olives in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.