Warm Marinated Olives - Sardo Foods


Warm Marinated Olives

Easy, sophisticated, fragrant and comforting, a warm dish of olives is the perfect small bite with an aperitif or as part of a larger grazing board. Mixed olives, citrus zest, herbs and spices come together to make this Italian happy hour favourite. By: Sabrina Currie (@wckitchengarden)
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

What you need

  cup Olive oil
 1 tsp Anise seed (or fennel seed)
 1 Garlic clove, thinly sliced
 1 Sprig of Rosemary about 3-4
 ½ tsp Chili Flakes(or to taste)
 1 tsp Orange zest
 1 tsp Lemon zest
 1 Bay Leaf
 500 ml Sardo Party Mix Olives (drained)

Let's get Started


Preheat an oven safe bowl in the oven set to warm.


Heat small sauce pan on low and gently toast anise seed until fragrant. Add olive oil and garlic, warming until fragrant and garlic is translucent but not colouring.


Add remaining ingredients including drained olives and continue to warm on low approximately 3-5 minutes or until warmed through. Be careful not to let it get too hot, you do not want to cook the olives at all, only warm them.


Squeeze the juice of 1/8 - 1/4 orange or lemon over and transfer to pre warmed bowl right away and serve warm.


Put a small dish out for pits.