Recipes to grow your business.

Working with you to help increase your olive business is not the only kind of partnership we offer at Bell-Carter Foods. In fact, we begin at a very basic level: with the incredibly versatile olives themselves, which partner so perfectly with so many foods – from meat and produce to pasta and wine. The complementary ingredients in these recipes make perfect merchandising partners, as well.

Appetizers

Roasted Olives

Roasting olives is a fun and simple technique that gives them a slightly chewy outside and a dense flesh and transforms them into a truly unique bite. Serve this starter with toasted baguette slices, crackers, pita bread or simply by themselves with skewers to make it easy to pick them up and pop them in your mouth.

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Salads

Fresh-from-the-Garden Olive Toss

Like a morning walk in your vegetable garden. Fresh chives, parsley, and lively lemon peel add a little bit of "spring" to any dish you can imagine. The olive toss may be made in advance and will keep for seven days in your refrigerator.

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Antipasto Salad

You'll love the color and texture of this make-ahead classic. So-easy-to-assemble black and green olives marinate with salami, cheese, marinated vegetables and red wine garlic vinaigrette for a tasty take on everybody's Italian favorite.

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Entrées

Mediterranean Olive Toss

All the flavors of the Mediterranean come together in a tasty medley. A sun-kissed marriage of tomatoes, garbanzo beans, capers, garlic, herbs and balsamic vinegar... don't forget the feta! The olive toss may be made in advance and will keep for seven days in your refrigerator.

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Santa Fe Toss

The taste of the Southwest comes alive with black beans, corn, cumin, and fresh cilantro to create this southwestern confetti. The olive toss may be made in advance and will keep for seven days in your refrigerator.

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Smokey Olive, Gouda & Bacon Pizza

Smoked bacon and smoked Gouda cheese give this colorful pizza a deep, rich flavor. For even more flavor and color contrast substitute 1 cup each Manzanilla and ripe olives for the 2 cups olives.

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Tomato Olive Frittata

A frittata is Italy's version of the classic French omelette. Because the ingredients are added to the egg mixture rather than being folded in, the frittata is easier to prepare and serve. Garnish each serving with chopped fresh basil or Italian parsley for a burst of fresh flavor.

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