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Spanish Marinated Olives

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Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 2 Hours Marinating

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Serves 5

Spice up a jar of plain olives with the aromas of this wonderful Spanish marinade. Great for a tapas night, or for parties!

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  • 2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 500g Mixed Green & Black Olives
  • 2 tsp Orange Zest
  • 2 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 4 Spring Onions Finely Chopped
  • Pinch of Ground Cinammon
  • 4 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 5 Tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Smooth Orange Juice
  • Handful of Fresh Mint Finely Chopped
  • Handful of Fresh Parsley Finely Chopped


  1. In a frying pan, dry-fry the cumin seeds & fennel seeds over a medium heat until they begin to pop (Around 2-3 mins). Set aside & cool

  2. Wash the olives in cold running water to remove brine. Place olives in a large bowl with the spring onions, lemon & orange zests, cinammon and both seeds. Mix well

  3. In a seperate bowl, whisk together the vinegar, orange juice, olive oil, mint and parsley. Pour over the olives.

  4. Toss well to coat olives in all the juices. Cover and chill in the fridge for upto 2 hours. They will also last in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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