Tastiest Olives in The World Marinade Recipe



The tastiest olives in the world.

This is my favourite olive marinade ever and I know you guys will love it too.

Oh and doesn’t the humble olive look divine here?! This marinade is delicious with all kinds of olives and is the quickest way to really enhance their taste. My youngest child, Xander, eats them in handfuls, he’s definitely half Greek!

I know they can be an acquired taste but olives really are a superfood, they are composed of good fats and are bursting with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties meaning they’re great at keeping your heart healthy. They also work to help prevent disease and the olive oil is great for your skin so will make you look your best too. What’s not to love?! Get marinating!


In his words:

Queen Green olives.
Olive oil.
Chopped garlic.
Sliced lemon.
Eat them.

Olives 1

Olives 2

Photographs ©Peter Broadbent.

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84 Responses

  1. Sheila

    So happy to see stumble upon this post. We’re having a cocktail party on Friday and these olives would be a great addition. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Hopefully, the guests will love it.

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  3. Stacey Guilliatt

    The marinade does look lovely but no matter how much I try, I just can’t like olives! x
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  4. Krystal

    What’s not to love about olives? We live in Spain and here olives are part of the daily diet. Could not live without them! Never tried marinating them though, will give this a try..:)

  5. Jenny

    Lovely recipe, even though I am not a huge fan of olives this makes it look scrumptious anyways and I bet I would have a go at them just for their beauty. lol Thanks for hosting my lovely.
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    • honestmum

      They really divide people don’t they, love you want to make them because they’re pretty, you are too sweet xx

  6. Yet Another Blogging Mummy!!!

    Sorry I don’t like olives although son1 loves them. But I do like using olive oil in cooking
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  7. Steph @MisplacedBrit

    These sound absolutely delicious! Just the kind of tricks you want up your sleeve for an irresistible treat 🙂
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  8. Katie R-M

    My husband loves olives and I’ve just shown him this – he’s off to buy the ingredients tomorrow! Thanks darling xx
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  9. Mel

    I saw the first photo and I pinned before I even read the recipe (completely my kind of recipe – quick / easy!). x
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  10. Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    Pinning this so I will have it handy. I love olives & this sounds simple & divine! I may try your marinade with some mushrooms too, make an antipasto plate. Yum!
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  11. Sadhna Grover

    Thanks for the party again.
    Wow, nice and healthy olives.
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  12. Morna piper

    Maybe my kids are part Greek too- they both adore olives (but only the green ones obviously) I will have to give this a go. Thanks for the recipe and the linky 🙂
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    • honestmum

      Hehe, that’s hilarious, maybe they are!
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  13. Emma

    So simple and so delicious. I haven’t tried my toddler on them yet but really should do. Although I turned my nose up at them until I was about 21!
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  14. Sandi @ Sandi'sAllergyFreeRecipes

    Good morning Vicki! Looks great!
    This week I’m sharing a morning pick me up, Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie. I hope you are having a great week!
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    • honestmum

      Oh wow that sounds amazing. I am allergic to pineapple so would make it without. Thanks so much for linking up x

  15. Joy

    As tasty as this looks I have never been a fan of Oilves. I watch my nephew and his mum stuff their faces with them and all I can think is HOW?!
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  16. Alison

    Simple and delicious. My mum would love these, will pass the recipe on to her
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  17. Rebecca U

    I use to hate olives but now I can’t get enough – this marinade sounds so tasty! Thanks for hosting the link up 🙂
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  18. Corina

    My two year old loves olives too whereas I only started eating them a few years ago!
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  19. Rachael A

    I’ve never thought about making my own marinade before – what a simple but great idea!
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  20. International Elf Service

    We absolutely love olives in this house and I love the garlic, olive oil and chilli marinade but I’ve never tried slices of lemon! It sounds lovely and fresh and will definitely give that a go next. Thank you so much for hosting this brilliant linky as always x
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    • honestmum

      My absolute pleasure, so glad you like the post and the linky, thanks for your kind words (you’ll love the lemon addition!) x

  21. Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook

    Hi, Vicki. I just started loving olives and this bowl of olives is so delicious and beautiful. Thanks for the awesome party.I hope you have a great week. xx
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  22. Rachel

    these just look gorgeous! The photos really are beautiful and definitely make the olives look as delicious as they sound. Thanks for hosting the linky. X

  23. Lydia Gerratt

    I LOVE olives. I think they are one of the best ingredients for cooking and amazing to eat as a mezze/anti pasti/tapas. Your recipe has all my favourite flavours in it – I’ll definitely have to try it, xx
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    • honestmum

      Oh yes totally agree Lydia, I’m originally Greek Cypriot and olives and olive oil are such a big part of my culture and diet. Thanks for linking up x

  24. Sara-Jayne

    I never liked olives until I tried them from a lovely Italian man on our local market. They were so good – I might try my hand at this, as I can’t burn it 😉

  25. Charlotte

    I love olives, although I’ve so far failed to convince the boys! I’ll have to try this recipes – although it looks a bit complicated 🙂
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  26. Isabella

    I adore olives, and these look so yummy! Gorgeous picture, I just want to reach into the screen and eat one! x
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  27. North East Family Fun

    Love the ultra easy instructions – I think it would be hard to mess this recipe up 🙂
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  28. Ebabee

    Will definitely be making these – LOVE olives. Linked up today after ages as I have a new food post finally! Thanks for linky as always xx
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  29. Seychellesmama

    Mmmm yummy!! I LOVE olives now and I used to hate them, such an acquired taste! I remember when I was at Uni I was desperate to like them because they I thought they were so cool to eat but I just couldn’t! I think moving to a hot country has made me appreciate them!!
    Definitely going to try this little mix! X
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  30. Elizabeth

    Oh goodness those olives look and sound gorgeous! I was never a fan of olives until I went on a whirlwind holiday to Sardinia where they were served everywhere – I fell in love with them there. Must try your gorgeous recipe! I’ve linked up my giant Mario cake – hope you like! 😀
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  31. Ciara (My Fussy Eater)

    Delicious! There’s nothing better than a bowl of olives and a nice glass of wine at the weekend!
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