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Olives + Lemon

This is a super easy way to spice up some store-bought olives for any festive occasion. The complex flavors and spices are reminiscent of the sort you might encounter in a mountainside cafe in Morocco.


  • 2 cups olives

  • 1/2 lemon cut into 1cm pieces

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp salt

  • 4 sprigs rosemary

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Place olives and lemon pieces in a medium bowl; set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine lemon, vinegar, olive oil, and lemon juice; bring to a simmer, and stir in salt and rosemary. Pour over olives, and marinate at room temperature for at least 2 hours.

  3. Olives may be made 1 week ahead and refrigerated in an airtight container. Return to room temperature before serving.

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