There are people who don’t cook with olives and only eat them as a snack. However, olives can be a great ingredient in your cooking. Are you ready to try these easy black olive recipes?
Before we begin, do you know why some olives are black and some are green? They are, in fact, the same olives, it’s just that the black ones are fully ripe and so have turned black. They generally have a stronger flavor which makes them perfect for typical Mediterranean dishes.
• Tuna with black olives à la grecque.
Our first easy black olive recipe is tuna à la grecque. You will love it!
Heat a frying pan and add a drizzle of Carbonell EVOO. Sauté an onion and a chopped clove of garlic. Add a chopped green pepper along with 2 peeled and diced tomatoes, a generous half-cup of white wine, ground cumin, oregano, dill, and salt and pepper to taste. Leave to cook over a low heat for 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile, arrange 1 lb. of washed tuna cut into thick strips on squares of kitchen foil and place some sliced Carbonell Hojiblanca black olives on top. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/390°F. When the sauce is ready, put two tablespoons on each strip of tuna and make into a foil parcel. Cook in the oven for 8 minutes and it’s done!
• Pasta with cherry tomatoes and goat’s cheese
We must have a pasta recipe among our easy black olive recipes.
Heat a frying pan with a drizzle of Carbonell EVOO. Add a chopped clove of garlic and sauté. When it starts to turn golden, added half a pound of cherry tomatoes, halved, a generous half-cup of pitted Carbonell Hojiblanca black olives and a tablespoon of capers. Season with salt and pepper and stir for 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes have broken down.
Add the cooked pasta to the frying pan, along with a cup of diced goat’s cheese and 2-3 table-spoons of chopped basil. Just stir and serve!
Our last easy black olive recipe originates from the Middle East.
Boil a cup of water and pour it over a cup of couscous in a deep dish. Wait until the water has been absorbed and the couscous doubles in volume.
Finely chop 1 cucumber, 1 tomato, 1 red onion, 1 green pepper, 2 sprigs of mint and 1 sprig of parsley. Add the chopped ingredients to the couscous with 3 tablespoons of raisins and 2 table-spoons of sliced Carbonell black olives.
Dress with the zest of a lemon, half a clove of garlic, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, the juice of the lem-on, salt and pepper. Put it in the fridge and you will have a delicious, super-complete salad.
These easy black olive recipes are perfect to add an exotic touch to your day. Enjoy the taste of the best black olives for cooking: Carbonell Hojiblanca olives. Their flavor will set the taste of your cooking off to perfection!