Make Your Own Moroccan Spiced Olives

One of my favorite snacks in Morocco is spiced olives with a fresh loaf of bread and some cheese.  I’ve never really cared to figure out how to make said olives because I thought they might lose some of their appeals.


With a little direction from MarocBaba and my mother-in-law, I figured out how to make them.  I think that these will become a staple in my fridge and on most every party table.  I think you’ll agree once you give them a try.

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Moroccan Spiced Olives

Moroccan Spiced Olives

  • 1/2 lb green cracked olives with pits
  • 1 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 onion chopped finely
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp hot paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil

In a saute pan add the olive oil, onions, and garlic and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Add the olives, paprika, and cumin. Cook for 8 minutes longer. Finally, add the cilantro and parsley, mix well and finish cooking for about 2 minutes longer.


If your olives are very salty, boil in water for 10 minutes before making this dish.  Drain the water before using – it will help remove some of the salt.

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