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8 reasons why olives are the pantry's best kept secret

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Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014 10:00 pm | Updated: 1:33 am, Wed Sep 17, 2014.

(BPT) - California Ripe Olives are not only a pantry staple – but a delicious way to add texture and flavor in a variety of places. From cocktails to appetizers and even dessert, this versatile ingredient is one you’ll want to make sure is always in stock on your shelf and on the grocery list.

A California housewife invented the recipe for curing ripe olives in the 1800s and that recipe is still being used today. In fact, two family-owned canneries process the olives grown on more than a thousand California multigenerational family farms – producing 95 percent of ripe olives in the U.S. Check out eight surprising and delicious uses for olives.

1. Cali Brunch Cocktail

 

 

The Cali Brunch Cocktail is a perfect brunch beverage. Vodka, hearty tomato juice, and delicious garnishes like olives make this twist on a Bloody Mary a weekend staple.

2. Mexican Tapenade

 

 

Not your standard tapenade, this spiced up version is a tasty swap for salsa! Enjoy with tortilla chips or to add a kick to your favorite dish.

3. Freda’s Martini

 

 

Inspired by Freda Ehmann, the 19th century California housewife behind the unique California Ripe Olive process, Freda’s Martini packs a secret ingredient to get its bold flavor … brine!

4. Risotto Balls

 

 

How do you make risotto balls even more flavorful? By adding chopped black ripe olives, of course! Olives add flavor and texture, making these little numbers a surefire hit at your next dinner party.

5. Back Porch Beer Cocktail

 

On-trend with what’s hot in cocktails, this warm-weather sipper features a fusion of flavors by combining beer, tequila, olive brine and pico de gallo.

6. Sunshine Infusion Cocktail

 

 

Bursting with flavor, this refreshing craft cocktail features dill and olive-infused gin, garnished with a cucumber-wrapped olive stuffed with goat cheese.

7. Cream Cheese Ice Cream and California Ripe Olive Brittle

 

A unique combination of sweet and savory, the sweetness of the cream cheese ice cream paired with olive brittle makes this dessert one that is sure to please and keep everyone at the table talking.

8. Bowl O’ Olives



They are great on their own! So few foods are party-ready straight out of the can, but California Ripe Olives deliver consistent flavor each and every time – proving that they are delicious dressed up or down.

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