Citrus Marinated Olives

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 day 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 1 day
  • Yield: about 1 pound olives (about 3 1/2 cups)
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1 pound large green olives with pits, drained and rinsed

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon

1/4 teaspoon curry powder


  1. Cover the olives in cool water; soak for at least 5 minutes or up to 5 hours.
  2. In a 1- to 1 1/2-quart container, combine all the remaining ingredients. Add the olives and stir or shake to combine. Make sure the olives are submerged in the marinade. Let sit in a cool, dry place for 1 day. Refrigerate for 1 or 2 days before serving.