Flavored Olives Recipe


Difficulty LevelVery EasyHealth IndexHealthy++
CuisineMain Ingredient


For cardamom and orange black olives
 Black olives1 Pound
 Cardamom seeds1 Tablespoon, bruised but not crushed
 Olive oil1 Tablespoon
 Green olives1 Tablespoon
 Lemon1 Large, thinly sliced
 Fennel seeds1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 958 Calories from Fat 743

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 91 g140.3%

Saturated Fat 2.2 g11.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 3431.8 mg143%

Total Carbohydrates 52 g17.4%

Dietary Fiber 10.6 g42.3%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 3 g6.8%

Vitamin A 0.6% Vitamin C 114.8%

Calcium 17.7% Iron 20.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


For the black olives, make 2 or 3 slits in each olive with the point of a small sharp knife.
Rinse well under cold running water and drain on paper towels.
Layer the olives, orange rind and cardamom seeds in a glass jar.
Pour in sufficient oil to cover the olives completely.
Seal the jars and keep in a cool place for 1-2 weeks.
For the green olives, make 2 or 3 slits in each olive, then layer in a glass jar with slices of lemon and fennel seeds.
Add sufficient oil to cover the olives.
Seal and keep in a cool, dark place for at least a week before serving.