Green Olives Marinated in Spices Make an Elegant Holiday Appetizer

Last Update: September 29, 2022

Guests won’t be able to get enough of this simple hors d’oeuvre of spiced green olives. The zesty dish is easy to make and perfect for office cocktail parties, big holiday meals, and everything in between.

Marinated Olives

Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
Zest of 1/2 orange
2 cups green olives

Warm olive oil in a small saucepan with coriander and cumin seeds, thyme leaves, and orange zest. Pour over green olives in a heat-proof bowl. Let sit 30 minutes to let flavors develop.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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Merce Muse

Thrive Market Food Editor

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