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If I told my younger self that I would love eating olives one day, I wouldn’t believe it. Nowadays, I enjoy it on almost everything – from pastas, sandwiches, to salads and even on their own – What?! Mind-blown!. So much so, when it comes to hosting duties, I always have various types of olives alongside everything else to entertain.
Bertolli Sicilian Style Olives are inspired by the spicy side of Sicily, the gorgeous island right in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. Marinated with garlic, chili and parsley, these olives distinctive cayenne pepper aroma followed by spicy notes will bring the scent of Sicily wherever you are.
As mentioned earlier, I love eating olives and there are so many ways to enjoy them. I thought it would be fun to share a few recipes that I like to incorporate olives in that are perfect for your next party featuring Bertolli Sicilian Style Olives.
Serve as a Snack – Whether it’s Tapas, Hor’dorves, or having a Charcuterie Board, open a jar of Bertolli Sicilian Style Olives and set it aside with other little nibbles such as meats, cheeses, nuts, dried fruits, crackers, bite-sized veggies, and finger foods.
Spicy Nachos – I love every kinda of nachos but even more so when they are spicy! For my go-to recipe, I like using a sheet pan, layer a bed of tortilla chips and sprinkle a blend of shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, pickled jalapenos, and sliced olives – making sure almost every chip is covered in toppings. Next, I put it in the oven and bake until the cheeses have melted. Lastly, I top the nachos with pico de gallo, and on the side to dip: sour cream and guacamole with sriracha.
Olive Toss Pasta – Adding these Sicilian Style Olives from Bertolli to any pasta will sure provide an extra kick to every bite. There are a ton of Pasta with Olive recipes out there and my favourites are the ones that don’t involve a lot of ingredients. It is as simple as heating butter, minced garlic and sliced olives on a skillet and tossing it into your pasta of choice, finishing it off with halved cherry tomatoes, grated Parmesan cheese, basil, crushed red pepper flakes, and drizzle a bit of the olive oil from the olive jar.
Tea Sandwiches – Top off tea sandwiches with an olive inserted with a toothpick or add a few slices inside your favourite homemade or store-bought ham or veggie tea sandwiches. And don’t forget to spoon a bit of the garlic and chili pepper from the jar and drizzle it in the sandwiches.
How do you entertain with olives? What are your thoughts on Bertolli Sicilian Style Olives? Are you a fan of olives?