Recipe courtesy of JoAnn Cianciulli and Tyler Florence

Marinated Olives

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 cups large green Sicilian olives

1 lemon, zest cut in strips

1 handful fresh rosemary sprigs, needles stripped from the stems

1 handful fresh thyme sprigs, leaves stripped from the stems

1 handful fresh basil, hand-torn

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Put the olives in a shallow bowl, add the lemon strips and herbs; season with salt and pepper. Toss gently with your hands to combine. Cover with olive oil and let marinate for 30 to 45 minutes. Serve as a noshing platter alongside the fried zucchini flowers.