Natural food consumers everywhere are in for a treat this summer. Many of our most popular items from our all-natural line of olives, peppers, capers and sun-dried tomatoes are going to be on special in retails stores all over the country!
Now is the perfect time to try something new, especially if it’s something as delicious as our Jalapeño Stuffed Olives.
Here are answers to many common questions we get about these delightful snack olives. Hope this helps!
Q: Why would you stuff jalapeño peppers into olives?
A: The combination of these two ingredients results in a crisp savory olive with just the right balance of heat and savory olive flavor.
Q: Do they make a good appetizer?
A: Absolutely! You can enjoy them right out of the jar or pair it with wine and cheese for an decadent treat. Since these olives tend to have a little more zing than some of the others, you’ll want to pair them with milder, fruiter dry wines such as Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc and young, fresh un-aged cheeses like goat cheese, mozzarella and ricotta. FYI, they are also delicious with a frosty margarita on a hot summer day.
Q: Are your Jalapeño peppers fresh and sourced locally?
A: Yes. We use locally grown jalapeño peppers sourced from Central Valley California family farms typically late May through November. Within 24 hours of harvest, the jalapeños are shipped to our Napa Valley facility and packed within twenty-four hours of harvest. The faster they are packed the more heat and fresh-picked flavor they retain.
Q: What about your olives, where do they come from?
A: We use large Spanish-style olives, prized for their firm texture and buttery taste, imported from the sun-drenched Mediterranean. Because of our longstanding relationships with our growers in Europe, we are able to procure the finest quality olives from each harvest.
Q: How do the jalapeño peppers get inside the olives?
A: Once the ingredients reach our production facility in Napa Valley, California, each olive is painstakingly hand stuffed with a jalapeño strip within 24 hours and packed.
Q: What are some different ways a person can serve them?
A: Because this item has a little bit of heat and a lot of flavor, there are unlimited ways they can be enjoyed. Many of our consumers enjoy them in their salads, in breakfast omelets and in pasta dishes. Here are some other ideas:
- Top deviled eggs with slices of Jeff’s Naturals Jalapeño Stuffed Olives.
- Use Jeff’s Naturals Jalapeño Stuffed Olives, along with our Pepperoncini to garnish bountiful Bloody Marys.
- Form meatballs around Jeff’s Naturals Jalapeño Stuffed Olives for a delicious, spicy surprise.
- Use sliced Jeff’s Naturals Jalapeño Stuffed Olives as a unique, spicy filling for tacos, burritos and quesadillas or as an unexpected topping for classic nachos.
- Add diced Jeff’s Naturals Jalapeño Stuffed Olives to a Southwestern black bean salad.
- Mix diced Jeff’s Naturals Jalapeño Stuffed Olives into burgers, grill and top with melted cheese.
Do you have some other ideas on how to wake up your palette with parings and serving ideas using Jeff’s Naturals products? Let us know, we’d love to hear!