5 ways with olives

Posted on: 13 July 2018 by 50connect editorial

Olives? So much more than just a nibble or a canape. Here are some ideas for how you can get creative with this super juicy fruit of the Mediterranean and warmer climes.

From simple black and green ones to marinated or stuffed, there is an olive to suit your taste buds or favourite dish. Olives are a store cupboard hero, which come to the rescue with an easy and cost-effective way to add flavour and texture to your food.

Crespo have put together these simple ideas to inspire you to make the most of and use up a jar of olives in your everyday cooking.

super salads

Super salads – Crespo olives are perfect for livening up a salad. Add a handful of olives for a delicious and elegant finishing touch to all your favourites.

Easy dip – whizz up black olives, with anchovies, garlic, thyme, lemon juice and olive oil. Serve with vegetables or toasted bread for a quick appetiser or a tasty light lunch.

gourmet pizza

Gourmet pizza – scatter chopped up lives on your favourite pizza for a true taste of the Med!

Store cupboard dinner winner – fridge empty? Fry onions, garlic with tinned tomatoes and dried basil. Cook for 15 mins. Serve with spaghetti and top with olives. Ta dah! tasty pasta in minutes.

better than sliced bread

Better than sliced bread – sandwiches don’t need to be boring! Whether you are making a tuna wrap or a chicken salad sandwich, include some chopped olives for added flavour and bite.

Crespo Olives are available from major stockists nationwide including Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado, as well as from independents.

Average retail price for jars: £1.49 and pouches: £1.00.

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