Honeyed Olives

Honeyed Olives Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 3 Minutes
Cook: 3 Minutes
Stand: 24 Hours


1/2 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
2 cups assorted olives
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
Garnishes: fresh rosemary sprigs, strips of lemon peel


1. Place cumin seeds in a small dry skillet, and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant. Transfer to a small plate; cool. Crush cumin seeds in mortar and pestle. (Or place in a heavy-duty zip-top bag, and crush with a rolling pin.)

2. Combine cumin, olives, and next 5 ingredients in a shallow airtight container, stirring to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 24 hours or up to 1 week, stirring occasionally. Bring to room temperature before serving. Garnish, if desired.

Jackie Mills, R.D.,

Coastal Living

December 2012
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