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Pickled Olives | How to Make Pickled Olives

Pickled Olives | Marinated Olives | Aceitunas Aliñadas

Sumit Malhotra
Pickled Olives | Marinated Olives | Aceitunas Aliñadas - Here is a simple recipe to make pickled olives at home. Use this marinated olives recipe as a guideline and feel free to modify as per your taste. Made with basic herbs and spices, they are ready to eat in no time.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Resting Time 7 d
Total Time 7 d 10 mins
Course Pickle, Tapas
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 10 People
Calories 100 kcal


  • 500 gram Whole Green Olives
  • 4 Piece Whole Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Piece Lemon
  • 2 Piece Thyme (Sprigs)
  • 1 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • 0.5 Cup Sherry or Wine Vinegar


  • Break the olives and bash them lightly with a rolling pin.
  • Burn the garlic on a flame until the cover blackens.
  • Cut a slice from the middle of the lemon and reserve. Chunk the rest.
  • Toast the coriander and fennel seeds till aromatic.
  • Add olives, garlic and chucked lemon to a screw-top jar, adding in the aromatics as you go.
  • Next, add the vinegar and enough water to cover the olives.
  • Top up with the lemon slice to keep the olives submerged.
  • Close the lid tightly and keep in the fridge for at least a week.
  • Bring them up to room temperature before serving.


  • Use unpitted olives for extra flavour for making pickled olives or marinated olives or aceitunas aliñadas
  • Jarred olives can already be quite salty so check for saltiness after draining them, your olives about to be pickled probably won't need any additional salt.
  • Drain and rinse the olives before pickling.
  • Feel free to use a mix of green and black olives.
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