Arbequina olives are a medium sized olive with a brownish colored skin. They are truly delicious offering buttery flavors that explode on the palate. They are meaty and offer a very satisfying olive experience. They are bottled and brined. The flavor of these olives mean they work excellently on a cheese or charcuterie board, as part of a variety of dishes, or simply enjoyed on their own.
Arbequina olives are great as part of pastas and pizzas. Include in famous pastas such as puttanesca or aglio olio. They also work well as part of a Mediterranean salad. The butteriness will really lend itself to the tomatoes and cucumbers. These olives pair perfectly with rich goat cheeses, feta, pears, and figs. The saltiness and flavor complement these individual items perfectly and add complexity to the flavor profiles. They are just as easily added to many dishes to add flavor and character but are equally as enjoyable simply snacked upon with a nice Rioja on a balmy spring afternoon.
Store your tin/jar in a cool, dark, and dry pantry. Store in fridge once opened.