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Shawarma Olives from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
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Shawarma Olives

The most buttery spiced Shawarma Olives you'll ever make. Make a double batch, they'll go fast.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Marinating Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 27 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: shawarma olives, olives with shawarma seasoning, how to make shawarma olives, shawarma seasoned appetizer, shawarma seasoned olives, easy shawarma appetizer
Servings: 6 people
Author: Gaby


  • 2 cups castelvetrano olives
  • 1/2 lemon zested
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 4-5 springs thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Place the olives in a bowl with the lemon.
  • In a small saucepan over medium high heat, combine the olive oil, whole garlic cloves, crushed red pepper flakes, sliced shallot and thyme. Cook until the garlic starts to sizzle, about 1-2 minutes, then reduce heat to low and continue to cook for 20 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let steep for 1 hour. Pour oil mixture over olives and stir to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 3-4 hours, or cover and chill up to 4 days.
  • Bring to room temperature before serving.