Delicious and Healthy Brazilian Spicy Olives Recipe

Welcome to my Brazilian Spicy Olives Recipe! As a chef who specializes in both Brazilian and American cuisine, I am constantly inspired by the bold and flavorful ingredients that are found throughout the world. This recipe is the perfect blend of Brazilian spice and American comfort food, making it a unique addition to any gathering or meal.

Olives are one of my favorite ingredients to use because they are versatile, packed with flavor, and can be served in many different ways. In this recipe, we will be combining both green and black olives with extra virgin olive oil, dried oregano, fresh lemon juice, and other spices to create a zesty and tantalizing dish.

Whether you’re serving them as an appetizer or as a side dish to accompany your main course, these spicy olives are sure to impress your guests with their savory taste and just the right amount of kick. So let’s roll up our sleeves, get our ingredients ready, and start cooking up a batch of my speedy Brazilian Spiced Olives!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Brazilian Spicy Olives
Brazilian Spicy Olives

Do you crave a zesty and flavorful starter that will kick off your taste buds? Look no further than my Brazilian Spicy Olives Recipe! This dish boasts a unique blend of black olives, green olives, and an array of Brazilian spices that will transport you to the lively streets of Brazil.

The combination of tangy, salty olives soaked in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, and dried oregano is already satisfying enough. But with the addition of Brazilian picadillo recipe ingredients such as ground cumin and thinly sliced garlic, the result is a concoction that is simply irresistible.

These olives are marinated in extra virgin olive oil, bay leaves,and a bit of fresh lemon juice. This method allows the flavors to infuse into the olives and seal in all the zestiness.

This recipe is perfect for those who love exploring new cultures through food or for anyone looking to add some excitement to their appetizer game. The spiciness level is adjustable to your liking so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Don’t miss out on this speedy Brazilian spiced olives dish that will wow your taste buds with every bite. You’ll never go back to plain old marinated olives after trying this one-of-a-kind creation!

Ingredient List

 Bite into a burst of heat and flavor with these Brazilian spicy olives
Bite into a burst of heat and flavor with these Brazilian spicy olives

Ingredients 1

  • 8 ounces black olives
  • 8 ounces green olives
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1/2 fresh lemon)

Ingredients 2

  • 1/2 cup mixed olives (include stuffed, green or oil-cured black olives with thicker skin than ripe olives)
  • 3/4 cup sliced thinly and diagonally green olives with pimento
  • 3/4 cup sliced thinly and diagonally ripe black olives with pimento
  • 1 bay leaves, rinsed and roughly torn
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

The Recipe Ingredients list is simple to come up with, and you can find them in your nearest grocery store. The first set of ingredients includes two types of olives – green and black olive. For the best Brazilian spiced olives, it’s vital to choose plump, briny, and firm-textured olives known for their hearty, meaty flesh. You will also need dried oregano, dried crushed red pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, and fresh lemon juice.

On the other hand, the second set of ingredients features a mixture of stuffed, green and oil-cured black olives that have a thicker skin than ripe olives. Alongside them are some thinly sliced green and ripe black olives with pimentos plus bay leaves and ground cumin. These spices add an extra layer of flavor to the marinated olives while making them perfect for serving as part of Brazilian appetizers recipes or alongside grilled Brazilian chicken or steak seasoning recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 These olives are the perfect addition to any charcuterie board
These olives are the perfect addition to any charcuterie board

Now that you have all the ingredients ready for the Brazilian Spicy Olives, it’s time to bring everything together and make this fiery snack. Follow the steps below to make a speedy Brazilian spiced olives.

Step 1: Drain and Rinse

Begin by draining and rinsing 1 8 ounces each of green olives and black olives. Don’t forget to remove any excess liquid or moisture from the olives.

Step 2: Mix the Spices

In a small bowl, mix together 2 teaspoons of dried oregano, 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin. Stir until well combined.

Step 3: Add Spices and Olives

Place both the green and black olives into a large bowl. Pour the spice mixture over them evenly. Toss the olives until well coated in spices.

Step 4: Make it Hot

Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of dried crushed pepper over the mixed olives. Place 2 bay leaves on top of the olives. Stir everything together until all the contents are fully mixed.

Step 5: Chill

Let your spicy olives marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight for best results. Serve chilled as a snack or an appetizer.

Now that you know how to make this delicious Brazilian spicy olives recipe, be sure to add some extra heat to your dishes with these amazing flavors!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready to fire up your tastebuds with this bold and spicy recipe
Get ready to fire up your tastebuds with this bold and spicy recipe

As with any recipe, there are always substitutions and variations that can be made to customize it to your liking. Here are a few substitutions and variations for the Brazilian Spicy Olives recipe:

1. Mixed olives: Instead of using just green and black olives, try a mixture of different types of olives such as oil-cured black olives or stuffed green olives.

2. Add some heat: If you like things spicy, add a teaspoon of red pepper flakes to the mix for an extra kick.

3. Lemon or Lime Juice: If you’re out of fresh lemon juice, you can also use lime juice as a substitute.

4. Different herb: Oregano is the main herb used in this recipe, but it can be substituted with rosemary or thyme to give it a different flavor profile.

5. Steak seasoning: Brazilian steak seasoning is typically used in this recipe, but you can also use other blends like Italian or Greek seasoning for something different.

6. Picadillo: For a variation on the recipe, add some picadillo to the mix for an explosion of flavor.

Remember, these are suggestions and feel free to experiment with different combinations until you find your perfect match.

Serving and Pairing

 Spice up your snacking game with these Brazilian-style olives
Spice up your snacking game with these Brazilian-style olives

The Brazilian Spicy Olives are versatile and can be served in various ways. These olives have a burst of intense flavors that can perfectly complement appetizers, cocktails, or as a snack on their own.

To serve, simply transfer the spicy olives into a bowl or platter and place them on your dining table. You can put some toothpicks nearby to make it easier for guests to pick up and savor each olive.

Pair these Brazilian Spicy Olives with other Brazilian appetizers such as pão de queijo or coxinhas, and you’ll have an instant party hit! The spiciness of the olives pairs well with refreshing drinks like caipirinhas or beer.

For a more elevated pairing, try layering the spicy olives onto crostini spread with ricotta cheese or serving the olives alongside grilled chicken or steak. You can also mix these spiced olives into a pasta salad, giving a delicious zing to this classic dish.

Overall, these Brazilian Spicy Olives makes for an excellent addition to any gathering. Its bold flavors and versatility allow it to pair well with other dishes and elevate your taste buds’ experience.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect for a party or game day, these olives will be a crowd-pleaser
Perfect for a party or game day, these olives will be a crowd-pleaser

The Brazilian Spicy Olives recipe is a delightful treat that can be made in advance to save time. You can make this dish up to 1 week ahead of time and store it in your refrigerator in an airtight container. In fact, this type of dish tastes even better as it sits longer, allowing the flavors to blend together.

When it comes to reheating the Spicy Olives, it’s best to do so gently using a low-heat method. In other words, avoid reheating the olives on high heat, as this may cause them to become too soft and even lose their flavor. Instead, you can reheat them over low heat in a non-stick skillet or oven-safe dish until they are warmed through.

If you’re planning on serving these olives cold as part of an appetizer tray or salad garnish, make sure to remove them from the fridge at least 10-15 minutes before serving. This will allow for the olive oil to soften and the flavors to come alive.

Storing leftover Spicy Olives is not an issue – simply ensure that they are stored in an airtight container and refrigerated within two hours of being made. One important thing to note is that if there are any fresh herbs or lemons mixed into the olives when storing them for later use, these should be removed as they can wilt if left for too long.

Overall, this recipe is very versatile and forgiving when it comes to making ahead of time and storing leftovers. So go ahead and try something new by preparing these flavorful Brazilian Spicy Olives several days before your next gathering – your guests (and taste buds) will thank you!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Want to impress your guests? Serve up these flavorful and unique olives
Want to impress your guests? Serve up these flavorful and unique olives

The Brazilian Spicy Olives recipe is simple to prepare and requires only a few ingredients, but to achieve that perfect flavor, it’s worth paying attention to some key details. So, here are my tips for getting the most out of this recipe and making it a success:

1. Choose high-quality olives

The star of this recipe is the olives, so it’s important to select the best ones you can find. Look for plump, juicy olives with a firm texture and a glossy finish. For this recipe, I recommend using a combination of green and black olives, preferably ones that have a thicker skin and are not too soft.

2. Use good quality oil

As with any dish that features olives, the quality of the oil you use can make all the difference. I recommend using extra virgin olive oil for this recipe as it has a richer flavor that complements the spiciness of the dish.

3. Play with variations

While this recipe has a specific set of ingredients listed, don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations to find what works best for you. For instance, try adding sliced garlic, red pepper flakes or some other spice to give your dish a unique twist.

4. Balance the spices

The recipe calls for dried oregano and ground cumin, which add flavor and depth to the dish. Be careful not to overdo these spices as they can easily overpower the olives’ natural taste. Use them sparingly, tasting as you go until you achieve the right balance.

5. Serve at room temperature

This recipe tastes its best when served at room temperature or just slightly chilled. If it’s refrigerated for too long or served too cold, it can mute the complexity of flavors in the dish.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to serve up spicy Brazilian olives that are packed with flavor and provide the perfect compliment to your cocktails.


As we near the end of our recipe article, it’s time to address any questions that may arise when attempting to make these Brazilian Spicy Olives. Below are some frequently asked questions and their corresponding answers that will hopefully alleviate any concerns and ensure perfect results every time.

What are the spicy olives called?

Sibonney characterizes hojiblanca olives as sizable with a robust texture. These olives are known for their spicy and sharp flavor profile due to their thicker skin.

How to marinate olives from tree?

To prepare some deliciously brined olives, begin by making a saltwater mixture consisting of 1 part salt and 10 parts water. Pour this mixture over your olives, which should be placed in a bowl or pot. To keep the olives submerged in the mixture, cover them with a plate and let them sit for a week. After that time has passed, drain the brine from the olives and repeat the process for another week. In total, you will want to repeat the brining process two more times, resulting in a brine time of around a month.

What are olives soaked in in a jar?

The salty liquid that comes in the package along with olives is known as olive brine, and it is infused with the rich, enticing taste of olives.

Are Spanish olives spicy?

These olives have a unique characteristic of possessing a thicker skin compared to the majority of other olives. This attribute causes them to have a distinct sharp and spicy taste. In addition to being a delightful snack, the oil extracted from these olives is widely regarded for its nutty and peppery flavor.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Brazilian Spicy Olives Recipe is an exceptional appetizer that you will love from the first bite to the last. This recipe is a perfect addition to any party or get together and everyone will enjoy this tangy and spicy delight. With fresh herbs and spices mixed with premium olive oil, your taste buds will certainly thank you for taking them on this flavor-filled adventure.

Who would have thought that such a simple dish could be so flavorful and delicious? This recipe showcases how even the most basic ingredients can be transformed into something incredibly appetizing. By following my detailed instructions, tips, substitutions, and serving ideas, there is no doubt that you will produce authentic Brazilian-style spiced olives that all of your guests will rave about.

So next time you have a party or just want to turn up the heat on your everyday dishes, make sure to try out this Brazilian Spicy Olives Recipe. It truly is one of the best Brazilian appetizers available, and I am confident that you will agree once you taste it.

Brazilian Spicy Olives

Brazilian Spicy Olives Recipe

Whip up this easy appetizer or snack in no time using only two cans of olives.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Brazilian
Servings 24
Calories 35.1 kcal


  • 1 (8 ounce) can black olives
  • 1 (8 ounce) can green olives
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried chilies, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  • Carefully pierce each olive several times with the tip of a small knife. Combine the black and green olives with the oregano, chiles, and olive oil, and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours for the flavors to blend. Serve chilled. They will keep in the refrigerator for about two weeks.
  • Nutritional Information Per Serving:
  • calories 35; total fat 3.5g (saturated fat 0g); cholesterol 0g; sodium 230mg; carbohydrate 1g (fiber 1g); protein 0g.

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Serving: 20gCalories: 35.1kcalCarbohydrates: 1.1gProtein: 0.2gFat: 3.6gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 229.6mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 0.1g
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.