The 5 most popular olives in Spain

The 5 most popular olives in Spain

The manzanilla olive is undoubtedly the most popular olive variety in the world thanks to the quality of their fruits, their mild taste and their solid texture. It is also very versatile, as it is offered in a variety of insertion forms and preparations with spices and flavors. In this post we tell you about the most popular olives in Spain. You can also use it as a small guide before buying Manzanilla olives.

1.- Manzanilla Olives with Anchovis Taste

These are the olives you will find in every tapas bar in Spain as an appetizer, with your mild taste and anchovy aroma. They are very addictive. They can be purchased with and without pit.


2.- Stuffed Manzanilla olives

In Spain, Manzanilla olives are stuffed with various ingredients, most common with anchovies, but there are olives for all tastes: olives with lemon, olives with red pepper or olives with tuna.


3.- 'Grandmother' olives

Grandma's olives are typical of Málaga and are characterized by their intense and sweet taste, placed in a lye based on herbs and natural ingredients like garlic, pepper and vinegar. The exact recipe is kept like a secret.


4.- Olives from Campo Real

The Campo real-olives are typical of Madrid and come from centenary olive trees. You have an intense green color and a smooth texture. Their season is also secret, but we know that they are seasoned with natural herbs such as thyme, fennel, oregano and garlic.


5.- Olive and Cucumber Cocktail Skewers

They are very popular in Spain and based on pitted manzanilla olives, which are accompanied by black olives from Aragon, gherkin and onions.

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