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Marinated Olives with Walnuts

Marinated Olives made Persian style! Delicious olives marinated with walnuts, pomegranate molasses and herbs make a fantastic combination that is full of flavor!
Prep Time15 mins
Chilling time2 hrs
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Persian
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 267kcal


  • 2 cups Green Olives See Note #1
  • 1 ½ cup Finely Chopped Walnuts See Note #2
  • 7 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 cup Fresh Mint Chopped (See Note #3)
  • cup Pomegranate Molasses See Note #4
  • 4 tablespoon Olive Oil Extra Virgin
  • 1 teaspoon Salt


  • Place olives, walnuts, garlic and mint in a large bowl, stir well. 
  • Add in pomegranate molasses and olive oil. Mix well until all the ingredients are combined. 
  • Season with salt. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours. 
  • Serve cold. 


  1. Some like the olives to be whole and some like them chopped, this completely depends on you. If you decide to chop them, make sure the pieces are not too small. 
  2. Walnuts can be either chopped or ground. If you grind the walnuts, the combination with the rest of the ingredients (except the olives) will form a paste which is how it looks like in Persian shops in the North of Iran. 
  3. If fresh mint is not available, use two tablespoons dried mint. 
  4. Start with ⅔ cup pomegranate molasses, add more after two hours of chilling if you'd like the marinated olives to be more sour. 


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg