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3 appetizers with olives to succeed with your friends

We show you three very original appetizers with olives to make your parties, dinners and meetings with your friends a complete success.

We all know that olives are the perfect appetizer. Besides being a very tasty food, they provide many benefits for our health, being one of the healthiest starters we can take. Although there are many recipes that can be made with olives, today we bring you 3 original appetizers based on olives to surprise your guests or simply to prepare at home and enjoy a wonderful time.

Gourmet skewer

A tasty gourmet skewer made of queen olives, boletus and foie. The most select appetizer for the most special occasions.

Ingredients for 3 skewers:

Queen olives, 20gr of boletus (or varied mushrooms), fresh foie, 4 dried apricots, bit of thyme, bread toasts and extra virgin olive oil.

Preparation:

1st step: Finely cut the mushrooms and the dried apricots and sauté them with extra virgin olive oil. Reserve.

2nd step: Heat the foie in a pan and discard excess fat.

3rd step: Put some of the mushroom/apricot paste on the toast, then add the queen olive and the foie.

4rth step: End with a pinch of thyme. Ready to enjoy!


Island prawn skewer

A very fancy skewer! Prawns, purple onion, lime, coriander, and green olives

Ingredients for 2 skewers:

Green olives, 4 cooked prawns, 4 purple onion rings, 2 coriander leaves, lime juice

Preparation:

1st step: Prepare the skewers alternating all ingredients

2st step: Add some lime juice and coriander leaves  


Bien Avenido (well avenged) skewer

A delicious skewer perfectly marrying earth and sea products. Surprise everyone with this skewer made of anchovies, chilli, dill and extra virgin olive oil.

Ingredients for two skewers: Green olives,2 anchovies cured in salt, 2 anchovies cured in vinegar, 2 chilli peppers, dill, and extra virgin olive oil.

Preparation:

1st step: prepare the skewer alternating all ingredients.

2nd step: add some extra virgin olive oil and dill leaves. 


Benefits and properties of table olives

Table olives are a natural food full of benefits for our health and recommended by specialists for their nutritional properties. Olives are part of our cuisine and our culture and they are the favorite appetizer of Spanish people for its great flavor and its multiple combinations.

Although until a few years ago, olives were prohibited in diets of people who wanted to lose weight, the latest studies recommend eating them habitually since it is a complete food and full of nutritious benefits. Olives contain essential oils omega-3 and omega-6, beneficial and necessary for the organism; they are a natural source of vitamins A and C, essential for our defenses; the contribution of thiamin is necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system; and the mineral contribution (iron and sodium) help to balance our body levels. In addition, olives give us an extra fiber, ideal to purify our body.

Table olives are a source of benefits for our health, highlighting their power to prevent heart disease and their positive impact on the circulatory system. They are undoubtedly a natural regulator of cholesterol thanks to their contribution of unsaturated fats. Their contribution of iron make them recommendable for people with anemia.

Can I take olives if I am on a diet? As we said at the beginning, until recently this food was discouraged in diets to lose weight, but the latest studies contradict these beliefs and indicate that they are ideal as a satisfying food to calm the appetite in a healthy and tasty way. Its fiber content encourages adding them to our diet.

Table olives, like most healthy foods, may be eaten regularly but without excess, and the daily recommendation for an adult is 25 gr. of table olives a day, that is, about 7 units. Olives are a source of health, and from Aceitunas Montegil we offer you a range of flavors and combinations so you can enjoy them as you like them ... and now you know that they are a food full of benefits that will help you stay healthy.


Enjoy Christmas with Montegil Gourmet products

Montegil Gourmet products must be this Christmas at your table. With the arrival of the month of December, the preparations for typical meals and dinner begin. Many times organizing the menu and taking care that everything goes perfect can be a task that gives us many headaches and worries. From Montegil, we want to help you have the perfect appetizer at home this Christmas. In our online store you will find a very special section to enjoy premium quality olives with natural product fillings that provide an exceptional flavor to your appetizers. Queen olives stuffed with almonds, blue cheese or piri-piri ... variety and flavor for your table this Christmas.

And if you want to prepare delicious dishes, we recommend you try our Extra Virgin Olive Oil. From the heart of Andalusia, our Montegil olive oil will give your recipes the touch of distinction and flavor that will make them unique and tasty.

This Christmas give your dishes the natural flavor and quality they deserve with Montegil Gourmet products.

Montegil succeeds in ANUGA 2017 with its new line of products

During the last fair ANUGA, held in the city of Cologne from 7 to 11 October, Montegil introduced the attendees their new line of products. They are a perfect combination of queen olives with exquisite and novel natural fillings. Jalapeño, blue cheese, manchego chese, almond ... products of the highest quality treated with care to preserve their flavor and nutritional properties.  

The attendants of ANUGA were able to enjoy our novelties, as well as our more traditional products and our excellent Extra Virgin Olive Oil.


Variety is the spice

Olives are one of the tastiest delicacies and a healthy option to prepare an aperitif or to make delicious dishes. There are different varieties of olives and hundreds of ways to prepare and combine them.

In Montegil we process different varieties of olives that are characterized by their great quality and excellent flavour. The main and best-known olive varieties are Manzanilla, Gordal and Hojiblanca. But there are many more.

The star on the table is the Gordal due to its size and its low oil content. They are ideal for eating them whole, seasoned or stuffed.

The classic Sevillian olive is Manzanilla, delicate and of a size smaller than the Gordal, is highly appreciated both nationally and internationally. Ideal to combine with flavours like anchovy, salmon, cheese, jalapeño ...

The Hojiblanca variety owes its name to the metallic reflections of its leaves when it gives the sun. Its organoleptic features make it ideal for table use and for oil production.

Coming from the locality of Morón de la Frontera, the olive Morona is the variety that  Montegil uses to obtain one of the jewels of our house, a delicate oil with great personality.

The land offers us other varieties of olives like the Arbequina, exquisite when seasoned; The variety Cuquillo that belongs to the group of natural black olives, small but very tasteful; And also cacereñas, carrasqueñas, aloreñas, verdial, and many more. All of them make a great variety of choices to serve on their own or in combination with other food or beverages.

En Montegil all flavours you can imagine

Aceitunas Montegil offers its customers the ability to choose among a wide range of stuffing to combine with best quality olives. Montegil natural stuffing is injected in the olive using a state of the art technology that allows customers to personalise its flavour.

Exotic, fruity, spicy, sweet and sour flavours ... all you can imagine. We make our stuffing from natural ingredients, obtaining a delicious and fresh produce. Blue cheese, garlic, ginger, cucumber, pineapple, hazelnut, onions, almonds, pepper, jalapeno, lemon, orange, smoked salmon, bacon, cured ham ...

Need a custom project? We tailor our product to meet our customers’ choice. Please contact us. 

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