How to Cure Fresh Olives: Mediterranean Style!
Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
  • 2.5 lbs fresh green olives
  • ¾ cup 5% distilled or wine vinegar
  • 3¼ cup water for brine solution, plus more for daily changing
  • 5 tbsp salt
  • Spices
  1. Wash olives.
  2. Crack each olive open with a hammer and place in an airtight container.
  3. Fill container up with water, making sure all olives are submerged.
  4. Change water daily for 10 days.
  5. On day 11, prepare your brine solution by mixing vinegar, water and salt together.
  6. Add brine solution to drained olives, and add your favorite spices as desired. Remember, spices take up to 3 days to absorb so start slow!
Recipe by My San Francisco Kitchen at