Blog – News, Updates, & Recipes from Olinda Olives2017-01-23T16:35:01+00:00

Sun-Dried Black Olive and Goat Cheese Ravioli

Italian dishes are a natural fit for the Olinda kitchen. Olive and olive oil have long been integral ingredients to their culinary culture. So when it comes to Italian pasta dishes, it’s easy to incorporate a variety of our products. Our recipe for Sun-Dried Black Olive and Goat Cheese Ravioli uses olives in the filling […]

Three Pesto Recipes with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

When you say pesto, most people think of Pesto alla Genovese. It’s a classic Italian sauce – made with fresh basil, pinenuts, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. But we look at that as just a starting point. There is no limit to the customized variations of pesto you can make in your kitchen.

We’d like […]

Green Olive Tapenade

With family and friends dropping in this time of year, it’s helpful to have a simple recipe you can make quickly and with pantry ingredients. Green Olive Tapenade fits the bill. You can switch up the ingredients based on which olives you have at home, adding in different herbs depending on the season. It’s a […]

Olive Oil Marinated Feta

Did you know that Olinda is on Instagram? We keep in touch with customers, look to other chefs for inspiration and share profitable ways to use our products. A few months ago, we posted an idea for Olive Oil Marinated Goat Cheese. It’s an easy way to upgrade your cheese board using […]

Grilled Corn and Olive Salad

More and more chefs are using wood-fired ovens and open grills to add deep flavor to their dishes. And it’s not just for meats! We are seeing a variety of vegetables given this high-heat, flavor-intensive treatment. So with summer’s bounty in full force, we were inspired to make a Grilled Corn and Olive Salad in the Olinda kitchen. This […]

Fennel and Orange Roasted Bistro Blend Olives

Most people tend to think of whole olives as a cold appetizer, served on an antipasto or deli platter. But many of our chefs actually serve our Bistro Blend Olives as a warm starter on their menus.  The roasted olives soften and mellow, picking up the flavors of any accompanying ingredients.

Inspired by our customer’s […]

Three Ways to use Jumbo Bar Olives in your Kitchen

Perfect for stuffing, our Jumbo Bar Olives are equally at home in the kitchen and on the bar.

Our Juicy Jumbo Bar Olives are one of our most popular sellers. And while they are great for garnishing a Martini or Bloody Mary, they are also a versatile addition to your restaurant inventory. We’d like […]

Roasted Fish with Chipotle Tapenade

As an olive grower, it’s a given that we love tapenade. But we don’t just make the same version over and over again. We like to mix it up using a variety of our olives and adding in unexpected hits of flavor. You can adjust the tastes by adding different herbs, spices and condiments to […]

Italian Seven Layer Dip

Seven layer dip is always a fan favorite for Super Bowl parties. But instead of guacamole and salsa, we thought it would be fun to mix it up with some Italian flavors for 2017.  By altering the traditional Mexican layers, we developed this delicious Italian version in the Olinda kitchen. We had a lot of fun coming up […]

Joey’s on the Road: Cure Camp 2017

Waste not, want not.” It’s a fitting phrase to describe Cure Camp, a two-day, interactive learning experience for Chefs focused on whole-animal butchery. Led by Chefs Michael Sullivan and Marco Pauvert, this immersive event guides chefs through the key components of using every part of the animal for taste and profit. Olinda was a […]

A Great Year at Olinda

Thank you to all our customers for another great year at Olinda. When we look back at 2016, we can’t help but be grateful for all the delicious experiences that came our way.

One of the best parts of our business is tasting all the new ways Chefs use our olives and […]

Black Olive and Feta Pinwheels

Puff pastry is a holiday short-cut staple in our kitchen.  Keep a box tucked in your freezer for an easy way to top a pot pie, whip up a fast quiche crust or to serve homemade pastries. For a salty party snack, we love serving these tangy Black Olive and Feta Pinwheels.

Our Sun-dried Black Olives combine […]

Olive Oil Pie Crust

Great chefs don’t take shortcuts – even the pie crusts are created from scratch. So this year for Thanksgiving, follow their example and make your pie crusts at home. There’s no need to purchase store-bought crusts when you can easily make your own heart-healthy pie crust with Olinda Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

This crust is delicious in sweet […]

Pecan Olive Oil Cakes

Olive oil isn’t just for savory dishes – it’s also great in dessert! These Pecan Cardamom Olive Oil Cakes from Chef Renee Beaulieu are a delicious example.

She wowed us with this dish during the Competition Dining Series in Raleigh, NC. She not only used our Olinda in the olive oil cakes and ice cream but she also used […]

Herbed Olive Oil Butternut Squash Soup

Our Herbed Olive Oil Butternut Squash Soup is a delicious taste of fall. The creamy bisque is topped with an rosemary and herb infused olive oil, giving an earthy contrast to the sweetness of the butternut squash.

The easiest way to prepare the butternut squash is to cut it in half, remove the seeds and then 

Joey’s On the Road: Bevcon 2016

BevCon Charleston is a multi-day beverage-focused conference in Charleston, SC that gathers folks in the industry to learn, network and taste with other like-minded professionals.  The business development manager of our family business, Joey DeCamilla, attended this years inaugural event to learn more about how we can support the industry.

Joey shared some of his thoughts about […]

Olive Oil Fried Jalapeños

Did you know you can fry in extra virgin olive oil? It’s a commonly believed myth that the smoking point of extra virgin olive oil is too low to fry but it actually ranges from 380-425 degrees Fahrenheit.  Since any frying should be done from 350 to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, extra virgin olive oil is a […]

Olive Oil Mignonette

There is nothing better than the natural flavor of freshly shucked raw oysters.  That’s why we love serving our oysters on the half shell with a simple olive oil mignonette. It really brings out the clean, briny flavor of the shellfish. Next time you’re about to serve raw oysters, try our recipe below to make your oysters […]

Mediterranean Feta Dip

We love this Savory Mediterranean Feta Dip.  It’s perfect for any bar menu and is very quick to prepare.  Simply combine the ingredients below for a tangy dip that whets the appetite for more to come. We like to serve our dip with homemade pita chips but it’s also great with fresh bread or raw cut […]

Olive Corn Fritters with Sweet Summer Corn

These Olive Corn Fritters will become a staple in your kitchen! Crunchy pimento-stuffed California Queens add a briny note that is perfect with the sweetness of summer corn. While a lot of fritters are deep-fried, we like ours lightly pan-fried in extra virgin olive oil. It makes a lighter fritter and is a great way to get those heart-healthy fats […]