Citrus Marinated Olives

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 

2 sprigs fresh thyme 

1 clove garlic, thinly sliced 

1 strip lemon zest, removed with a vegetable peeler plus 1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 strip orange zest, removed with a vegetable peeler plus 1 tablespoon orange juice

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup Castelvetrano olives 


  1. Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the red pepper flakes thyme, garlic, lemon zest, orange zest, salt and pepper to taste and cook, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is pale golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in the olives and cook, stirring, until just warm, about 2 minutes. Turn off the heat. Stir in the lemon juice and orange juice and transfer to a decorative jar or serving bowl. Serve warm or at room temperature.