Smoked Olives

I had my smoker fired up the other day, making a nice batch of smoked pork chops. There was a little extra room on the top rack. Since I try to always use up every inch of space, I grabbed a jar of olives and a few other ingredients and in just a bit over an hour we were enjoying some garlicky, smoked olives.
Smoked OlivesSmoked olives have just a small kick to them thanks to the red pepper flakes. You don’t have to worry about them being too hot for you even if you aren’t as big a fan of spicy as we are.

For another great snack idea, try my smoked Chex Mix. Or skip the smoking and make some spicy roasted olives instead!

Smoked Olives

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 3 cups


  • 3 cups whole green olives drained
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Dried red pepper flake to taste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  • Fire up your smoker for smoking 225 - 275 F. Use a mellow wood such as apple.
  • Place the olives in a shallow aluminum pan.
  • Combine the garlic, pepper flake, and oil and pour over the olives.
  • Smoke for 45 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool before serving.

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