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Zeytoon Parvardeh – Persian Marinated Olives

Zeytoon Parvardeh are olives covered in a paste made of fresh herbs, walnuts, garlic and pomegranates. This way of serving olives comes from the Gilan province in the north of Iran. Zeytoon Parvardeh makes a fantastic maze for your guests or a tasty snack for yourself.

I have fond memories of walking through the bazaars of Gilan and Mazandaran, looking at the big buckets full olives and admiring the abundance of different varieties.

Did you know? In Iran olives have been grown in the city of Rudbar for the last 2000 years. To this day the city is well known for farming, in particular olive farming. This is due to the climate of the region, that can be compared to the Mediterranean. The ancient olive farms among other reasons make Rudbar a popular tourist destination.

Do you want another olive fact? Green olives are green, because they are harvested earlier than black olives. They aren’t ripe when they are picked. The curing process further effects the colour of the olives.

Ok, enough facts. Read on to learn how to prepare these flavoursome marinated olives.

Zeytoon Parvardeh Recipe - Persian Marinated Olives | igotitfrommymaman.com #persianrecipes #persianfood

Ingredients for about 300g/10.5oz Zeytoon Parvardeh

270g/9.5oz green pitted olives (drained weight)

8 whole walnuts

4 tbsp pomegranate molasses

1/2 pomegranate

5 sprigs fresh coriander/cilantro

5 sprigs fresh mint

2 cloves garlic

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Time

20 minutes

Method

Wash the fresh herbs and put them in a small food processor, together with the pomegranate molasses an olive oil.

Crush the walnuts and add them to the food processor.

Peel the garlic and add it as well.

Deseed half a pomegranate. Set aside 2 tbsp of pomegranate seeds for the garnish. Add the rest to the other ingredients in the food processor.

Process the ingredients into a coarse paste. You could also crush and combine the ingredients in a pestle and mortar. It’s very therapeutic.

Combine the paste with the olives until all of them are coated in the mixture. Sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds you set aside earlier. You can serve the Zeytoon Parvardeh straight away or keep it in the fridge until it’s time to serve.

Zeytoon Parvardeh Recipe - Persian Marinated Olives | igotitfrommymaman.com #persianrecipes #persianfood

Zeytoon Parvardeh – Persian Marinated Olives

Course Snack
Cuisine Persian
Keyword olives, Zeytoon Parvardeh
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 300 g
Author Hami

Ingredients

  • 270 g green pitted olives (drained weight) (9.5oz)
  • 1/2 pomegranate
  • 8 whole walnuts
  • 4 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 5 sprigs fresh coriander/cilantro
  • 5 sprigs fresh mint
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Wash the fresh herbs and put them in a small food processor, together with the pomegranate molasses an olive oil. 

  2. Crush the walnuts and add them to the food processor.

  3. Peel the garlic and add it as well.

  4. Deseed half a pomegranate. Set aside 2 tbsp of pomegranate seeds for the garnish. Add the rest to the other ingredients in the food processor.

  5. Process the ingredients into a coarse paste. You could also crush and combine the ingredients by hand in a pestle and mortar. It’s very therapeutic.

  6. Combine the paste with the olives until all of them are coated in the mixture. Sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds you set aside earlier. You can serve the Zeytoon Parvardeh straight away or keep it in the fridge until it’s time to serve. 

I hope you enjoyed this recipe! If you have any questions please let me know in the comments, I’m always happy to help. 

I’d love to see your Zeytoon Parvardeh! Feel free to tag me with @igotitfrommymaman on Facebook or Insta so I can take a look and give you a thumbs up!

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4 Comments

      • Azadeh

        Another great recipe! I made this tonight, doubling the portions of all with what was left of one of the few pots of pomegarante molasses my maman brought from Ardabil, and it turned out scrumptious!!! I can taste every single ingredient, beautifully alongside each other, the mint, the garlic, the pomegranate, just heavenly! Mersi plenty Hami dear! ^_^

        • Hami

          Thank you so much for your lovely comment, dear Azadeh. I’m so happy that you enjoyed this recipe as well. I bet it turned out especially delicious with the pomegranate molasses from Ardabil.

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