Olives can be enjoyed with endless possibilities. They are great alone but sometimes even greater in recipes. This is why we have collected 5 recipes we think is worth knowing.
Some of them are typical Spanish and will possibly taste like vacation, no matter your location.
And even better, all these recipes are fast and easy to make and of course without compromising with taste.
Our first suggestion is close to be eating the olives as they are. You will only need the olives, lemon, olive oil and a bit of fennel seeds. Mix everything and heat it in a pan or the micro wave and eat it when it is still warm. This is perfect as a snack and together with a couple of drinks.
When heating the olives, they can take up more taste compared to when they are cold. By knowing that, you can fast and easy create a delicious snack that probably will impress your friends (unless you eat all of them before they get to taste it.)
Deep fried stuffed olives
The olives are eaten as snacks and together with garlic mayo.
If you prefer your olives stuffed, we can recommend cheese, chorizo or anchovies. These should be cut into pieces that fit to the olive.
To fry the olives, you will have to roll the olives in flour, then in eggs and at last in breadcrumbs. Be sure that the breadcrumbs stay by rolling them twice.
Put olive oil in the frying pan and when it’s hot enough, put in the olives until they are golden. Dry them in a kitchen towel when they get off the pan. Now they are ready to serve!
Orange salad with red onions and olives from Spain
This is a light salad that is easily made and has a lot of taste.
Take some oranges and cut them into thin slices and place them on a plate. Pour a bit of olive oil over them and add sunflower seeds . The final touch, black olives together with red onions and dinner is served.
Here below we leave you with this delicious and simple recipe of orange salad with red onion and olives from Spain, but although it is so versatile that you can try to change the sunflower seeds for toasted pine nuts or to give a refreshing touch with mint leaves or peppermint. Fresh !
As the name indicates, this recipe origins from Spain and it is often an opportunity on the tapas menu. You can more or less pick whatever you want to be in your banderillas by yourself.
The procedure is simple: just take your ingredients and put them on a toothpick. The original stuffing is pickle, olive, onion and tuna. Mix exactly as you want and in no time you will have an easy-made and well-tasting snack.
From the same family in a different way we have the “gilda” an unforgettable classic of the easy tasty snacks. An olive, a chilli pepper from Ibarra and an anchovy all together joined with a toothpick.
*Curious fact: The name was given in reference to the main character of the film “Gilda”, played by Rita Hayworth in 1946, because as the actress, the tapa is “salty, green and a bit spicy.”
Tapenade is a snack that is suitable for many occasions.
The main ingredient is olives and the other ingredients can be chosen after what you prefer. Typically, the ingredients are capers, anchovies, garlic, olive oil, and lemon. Blend everything together and serve.
The advantage of making your own tapenade is that you can control what is in it and you can try different versions to find your own special favourite.