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green Sicilian marinated olives in a bowl with herbs around
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Green Marinated Sicilian Olives Recipe

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Bring a little Sicily to your table with this delicious Green Marinated Sicilian Olives Recipe. The olives are infused with fresh herbs, garlic, dried oregano, a pinch of chili pepper for heat all smothered in extra virgin olive oil and white vinegar dressing.
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins


  • 2 cups green Sicilian olives unpitted or pitted
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 cup celery coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon chile pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley fresh, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons basil fresh, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano dried


  • Rinse olives in a colander under running water. Place the olives on a towl and gently pat dry. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Pour olive oil over the olives and then toss using a spoon.
  • Add celery, garlic, chili pepper flakes, parsley, basil, oregano, and wite-wine vinegar. Stir until all olives are coated evenly.
  • Let the olives stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Serve the olives with a sprinkle of fresh parsey and chili pepper flakes on top.
  • Place any leftover olives in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate. Use within a week.


  • Add one tablespoon of lemon zest
  • Mix in 1/4 cup pimento pepper pieces
  • If you would like it spicier add 1 cored and seeded diced jalapeno pepper
  • My favorite, 1 tablespoon finely diced anchovies


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 161IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Sicilian Olives
Servings: 8
Calories: 33kcal