Olives a la Madrilene Recipe

Black Olives in olive oil background
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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Marinate Time: 90 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
379 Calories
34g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 379
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1171mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Protein 3g
Calcium 195mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Olives a la Madrilene or in Spanish, Aceitunas a la Madrileña, is served in Spain as a tapa or to accompany a meal. We like to enjoy this dish with a fresh baguette to soak up the dressing. It can be served year-round​ but is especially enjoyable in the summer. It is a simple and quick recipe, but the olives need about an hour to marinate for full flavor before serving.


Steps to Make It

  1. Rinse the olives in cold water and allow them to drain. Place olives in a bowl.

  2. Wash and trim scallions. Place in the bowl with olives.

  3. Dress with olive oil, vinegar, and salt to taste. Keep in mind that when combining oil and vinegar, the ratio is approximately two parts oil to one part vinegar. Stir well.​

  4. Sprinkle with Spanish sweet paprika, oregano, and chopped garlic. Mix thoroughly. Marinate for an hour before serving.