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Get to Know: Halkidiki Olives

Olive Facts, Recipes and Pairing Ideas

POSTED August 29, 2013

ORIGIN

Halkidiki Penninsula, Greece

 

DELALLO VARIETIES

 

QUICK FACTS

  • A young green olive with hues ranging from straw-colored to light, golden green.
  • First, olives are alkaline treated to reduce their bitter compounds.
  • Cured in a natural sea salt brine

 

TASTE & TEXTURE

This famous Greek olive is plump with a meaty bite and tremendous fruity, briny, buttery and pleasantly sour flavor.

 

PAIRING IDEAS

Ready to serve or snack paired up with other Mediterranean antipasti like sun-dried tomatoes, feta, blue cheese and almonds. Try them pitted and stuffed for an easy but elegant appetizer idea.

 

IN THE KITCHEN

  • Sausage & Cheese Stuffed Olives in a Garlicky Tomato Sauce
  • Spicy Roasted Snapper with Olives & Chili Peppers
  • Greek-Style Flatbread with Olives, Feta & Roasted Red Peppers
  • Summer Picnic Pasta with Garden Tomatoes, Olives &
  • Homemade Hummus Topped with Olive, Tomato & Balsamic Relish

 

DID YOU KNOW…?

The Greek Halkidiki (Hal-KEE-dah-kee) olive is fun to say, but even better to eat! Originating in the region of its same name, this beloved olive shares its birthplace with famous philosopher, Aristotle. The Halkidiki is grown and harvested on the Halkidiki Peninsula of Northern Greece, a land with a unique climate and soil characteristics.