Cured Olives Recipe

Cured Olives Recipe

How To Make Cured Olives

Here’s a simple cured olives recipe that you can easily whip up. Soaked olives are brined with hot chile peppers and lemon for added punch.

Preparation: 1 hour
Additional Time: 15 days
Total: 15 days 1 hour



  • 4lbsfresh ripe olives
  • 10cupswater
  • 4tbspkosher salt
  • 2lemons,sliced
  • 1cupolive oil
  • 2hot chile peppers


  1. Rinse olives and soak overnight in cold water. Drain, and make a small slit in each olive, or smash them slightly.

  2. Pack the olives into sterile pint jars. Slice chile peppers into rings, and place 1 into each jar. Place 1 lemon slice into each jar.

  3. Stir together the water and salt until salt is completely dissolved. Pour over the olives in the jar, leaving about ½-inch of space at the top. Pour olive oil into the jars to within ¼-inch of the top. Cover with lids and seal.

  4. Let the olives cure in the refrigerator for 2 weeks before tasting. If the olives are bitter, let them cure for another week.

  5. Use as desired and enjoy.


  • Calories: 127.05kcal
  • Fat: 12.83g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.74g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.40g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.24g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.13g
  • Fiber: 1.96g
  • Sugar: 0.24g
  • Protein: 0.57g
  • Sodium: 420.16mg
  • Calcium: 53.52mg
  • Potassium: 18.66mg
  • Iron: 1.96mg
  • Vitamin A: 12.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.47mg
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