Snacks: Marinated Olives

Snacks: Marinated Olives

Gluten-free, vegan, raw food

Serves: 250g olives


  • 250 g raw olives (green or black)
  • 100 ml cold-pressed olive oil (approx)
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, broken into 2-cm pieces
  • 6 sprigs thyme, leaves stripped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled, squashed
  • 1 lemon, rind only (remove with a potato peeler)
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp dried chilli flakes (optional)


  1. Place olives in a medium-sized bowl and pour over a good lug of olive oil.
  2. Add rosemary, thyme leaves, garlic, lemon rind, and a good, healthy dose of freshly ground black pepper, and dried chilli flakes if you wish.
  3. Mix well, cover in plastic wrap, and allow to marinate in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. Serve at room temperature.

Tip: If you want to store these longer, place in a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid. Just make sure you add more oil to completely cover the olives as this will help preserve them for longer in the fridge.