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Christmas Spiced Olives

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: preserves
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 1 small tin green olives
  • 1 small tin black olives
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 small clementine
  • 1 small dried red chilli pepper or ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • Olive oil to fill jar


  • Here's how to make your own Christmas Spiced Olives;
  • Drain the olives from their brine and rinse. Pat dry.
  • Pack olives into a wide mouthed sterilised jar
  • Blanch the clementine in boiling water for 5 minutes to soften the skin , cut in half as we only need half of the fruit then slice into small pieces
  • Add the chilli, peppercorns and rosemary, clementine pieces and the garlic cloves
  • Pour over enough olive oil to fill the jar covering everything.
  • Pop on a lid. Keep in fridge, use after 24 hours. Will keep for 2 weeks.