• Warm Olives in a Vibrant LUCID & RAPTURE Bath
1 2 3

Warm Olives in a Vibrant LUCID & RAPTURE Bath

Recipe by: Noreen Wasti

For her second Chef in Residence recipe of September, Noreen Wasti has created the ultimate savory snack: Warm Olives in a Vibrant LUCID & RAPTURE Bath.

"It’s almost always savory over sweet for me — especially when I’m reaching for a snack. These warm olives make for the perfect little bite when you just feel like grazing — bold, vibrant, and best of all come together in less than ten minutes. I use the lemony LUCID olive oil with RAPTURE balsamic vinegar, garlic, thyme, oregano, chili, fennel seeds, and lemon peel to create a delicious vinaigrette that’s almost like a warm bath for the olives to get cozy in."

"These are great as a nibble on a cheese board or just on their own for snacking. Make sure to have lots of bread to sop up all that flavor bomb oil." -Noreen Wasti


  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, peel only
  • 6 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 whole dried red chili (optional if you’re sensitive to spice)
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 cups (about 12 ounces) castelvetrano olives*
  • 1/2 cup of Brightland LUCID olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp of Brightland RAPTURE balsamic vinegar
  • I used a combination of pitted and un-pitted castelvetrano olives, but almost any olive would work great here. No rules! Also, these store great in the fridge allowing the flavors to infuse longer — just keep at room temperature for 20 minutes before enjoying or warm up in a pan on the stove for a couple minutes.


  • 1 Heat the LUCID olive oil and RAPTURE vinegar in a medium-size sauté pan over medium heat.
  • 2 Once the oil is glistening add the garlic, lemon peel, thyme, oregano, chili flakes, dried red chili (if using), fennel seeds and let cook for about a minute to remove the rawness from the garlic and to let the herbs and spices bloom.
  • 3 Add the olives in and sizzle gently, mixing and bathing the olives with the vinaigrette mixture for about 6 minutes.
  • 4 Remove from the heat and serve immediately.