Warm Festive Marinated Olives

We are at Day 4 of this special Christmas series.. and today's recipe is straight from yiayia herself! Her marinated olives are seriously like no other and ALWAYS an absolute hit on our Christmas table... so obviously I had to share this one with you all too!!

Let's get marinating 💃🏼


1 garlic clove, slivered
1 tsp thyme leaves
1/4 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp chilli, diced
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
Pinch of salt
500g Olives (kalamata is great, but whatever you like!)

Optional Extras:
Fetta cubes
Roasted yellow capsicum


1. Add olive oil, thyme, lemon zest, chilli, fennel seeds and salt into a pan and cook on a medium heat for 3 minutes.
2. Add olives and leave to warm for 3-4 minutes.
3. Take out of the pan and into a serving bowl.
4. Add your optional extras like cubed feta or roasted yellow capsicum if you like and mix through before serving.


Leah Itsines With Warm Christmas Festive Olives