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Zeytoon Parvardeh Recipe (Persian Marinated Olive)

Zeytoon Parvardeh is one of the most popular side dishes in Iran. Also, it can be an enjoyable snack when you are bored. It will recharge you very fast. Zeytoon Parvardeh is olive marinated with walnut, pomegranate molasses, garlic, and herbs. Our Persian olive dip is originally from the north of Iran and mainly Gilan province. Mirza Ghasemi is another food from the north of Iran that you can cook very fast, do not lose it.

You can simply make Zeytoon Parvardeh in your house. Making food in your home has an advantage because you can manage the tastes you like and adjust them in a way you prefer. Follow me to make this fantastic food.

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Zeytoon Parvardeh ingredients

For making our Persian marinated olive, we need simple ingredients like green olive, olive oil, pomegranate molasses, walnuts, and herbs like cilantro and mint leaves. You can buy pomegranate molasses from middle eastern shops or some online shops. Well, it is time to make it. Prepare these ingredients and come with me for the Zeytoon Parvardeh recipe.

olive for Persian marinated olive
  • Pitted green olive, 1 cup
  • Virgin olive oil, four tablespoons
  • Pomegranate molasses, 1/3 cup
  • Walnut half, 1 cup
  • Garlic, two cloves
  • Fresh chopped mint, 1/4 cup
  • Fresh chopped cilantro, 1/5 cup
  • Ground angelica (optional), one teaspoon
  • Salt, ½ teaspoon
  • Pomegranate juice, 1/4 cup

Zeytoon Parvarde recipe

There are two types of recipes for making Zeytoon Parvardeh. They are based on the size of the ingredients. Some people prefer to cut them into small sizes. In this recipe, walnuts and garlic are grated and crunchy. But some prefer ground walnut and garlic. It is softer, and they make it like a sauce. Also, you can add pomegranate seeds to Zeytoon parvardeh. It will give us a beautiful red color.

I prefer to ground the ingredients, and today I want to make it this way. Let’s dive into our today’s Persian food recipe.

  1. First, we need to grind 1 cup of walnut halves and two garlic cloves in the food processor.
  2. If the olives are sour or salty, wash and soak them in the cold water. After an hour, they are ready to use in Zeytoon Parverdeh.
  3. Chop 1/5 cup cilantro and ¼ cup fresh mint into small pieces. If you cannot find fresh, use two tablespoons of dried mint and one tablespoon of dried cilantro.
  4. In a large bowl, mix ground walnut and garlic with chopped herbs, pomegranate molasses, pomegranate juice like a sauce for marinating.
  5. Then, add pitted green olives to the sauce. Mix them gently.
  6. Add four tablespoons of olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and one teaspoon ground angelica to the mixture. Mix them carefully again.
  7. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let them rest for 2 hours. Our tasty Zeytoon Parvardeh is ready!

How to serve?

You can serve Zeytoon Parvarde as a side dish with many Persian foods. It would be excellent with fish, Lubia PoloKuku sabzi, Akbar Joojeh, Zereshk Polo ba Morgh, and so on. Also, you can have it as a snack in the afternoon or a part of a cheeseboard.

You can garnish it with pomegranate seeds or walnut halves.

Zeytoon Parvardeh Recipe (Persian Marinated Olive)

Recipe by ShayanCourse: SidesCuisine: PersianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Calories

100

kcal
Resting Time

2 hours

Zeytoon Parvardeh is one of the most popular side dishes in Iran. Zeytoon Parvardeh is olive marinated with walnut, pomegranate molasses, garlic, and herbs.

Ingredients

  • Pitted green olive, 1 cup

  • Virgin olive oil, four tablespoons

  • Pomegranate molasses, 1/3 cup

  • Walnut half, 1 cup

  • Garlic, two cloves

  • Fresh chopped mint, 1/4 cup

  • Fresh chopped cilantro, 1/5 cup

  • Ground angelica (optional), one teaspoon

  • Salt, ½ teaspoon

  • Pomegranate juice, 1/4 cup

Directions

  • First, we need to grind 1 cup of walnut halves and two garlic cloves in the food processor.
  • If the olives are sour or salty, wash and soak them in the cold water. After an hour, they are ready to use in Zeytoon Parverdeh.
  • Chop 1/5 cup cilantro and ¼ cup fresh mint into small pieces. If you cannot find fresh, use two tablespoons of dried mint and one tablespoon of dried cilantro.
  • In a large bowl, mix ground walnut and garlic with chopped herbs, pomegranate molasses, pomegranate juice like a sauce for marinating.
  • Then, add pitted green olives to the sauce. Mix them gently.
  • Add four tablespoons of olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and one teaspoon ground angelica to the mixture. Mix them carefully again.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let them rest for 2 hours. Our tasty Zeytoon Parvardeh is ready.

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