Warm olives with pickled lemon and fennel

Warm olives with pickled lemon and fennel

  • serves 8
  • Easy

This recipe makes a quick but impressive snack to serve with drinks. Heating the olives makes them absorb more flavour without having to marinade them for ages



  • mixed olives 500g with stones, drained 
  • extra-virgin olive oil 2 tbsp
  • lemon juice 2 tbsp
  • preserved lemon 1, halved, seeds and flesh scooped out and discarded, rind finely diced
  • fennel seeds 2 tsp


  • Step 1

    Put everything in a pan and warm gently for about 5 minutes, or put in the microwave on high for 2½ minutes, stirring halfway. Tip into serving bowls and eat straight away, while still warm.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 83
  • Fat 8.4g
  • Saturates 1.3g
  • Carbs 0.4g
  • Fibre 1.9g
  • Protein 0.6g
  • Salt 2.9g