Win Olive It! Recipe Book & Olives

Spanish chefs Omar Allibhoy and Jose Pizarro know their olives. I’m a huge fan of the cooking of both, and they are both warm and charming gentlemen to boot.

So it’s with pleasure that I accepted the offer of 25, yes that’s right, 25 prizes of a recipe book featuring their recipes and some delicious olives with which to make them.

Olive it! recipe book - front cover 

The Olive It! book offers a collection of over 40 recipes for marinades, tapenades and tapas that are suitable for all seasons. There are classic traditional recipes passed down through generations and recipes given a contemporary twist. Try green olives with figs, orange and bay or black olives with wasabi, ginger and smoked salmon, just two of the appealing combinations suggested.

The book also includes information about different types of olive available, the history of the fruit and health benefits associated with olives.

Find out more by visiting the Olive it! campaign website, follow them on Twitter @Oliveit_UK or like on Facebook.


25 readers will each win a copy of the Olive It! recipe book plus a tin of pitted black olives, a tin of pitted green olives and a tin of green olives stuffed with anchovies.



You can enter the competition in 3 ways:

Entry 1 – Blog Comment
Leave a comment below, sharing your favourite way to enjoy olives.

Entry 2 – Facebook
Like the Kavey Eats Facebook page and leave a (separate) comment on this blog post with your Facebook user name.

Entry 3 – Twitter
Follow @Kavey on Twitter. Existing followers are, of course, welcome to enter! Then tweet the (exact) sentence below.
I’d love to win one of 25 @OliveIt_UK recipe book and olive prizes from Kavey Eats! #KaveyEatsOliveIt
(Please do not add my twitter handle into the tweet; I track entries using the competition hash tag. And you don’t need to leave a blog comment about your tweet either, thanks!)

  • The deadline for entries is midnight GMT Thursday 31st July, 2014.
  • Kavey Eats reserves the right to alter the closing date of the competition. Changes to the closing date, if they occur, will be shown on this page.
  • The 25 winners will be selected from all valid entries using a random number generator.
  • Entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions.
  • Where prizes are to be provided by a third party, Kavey Eats accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of that third party.
  • The prize is an Olive It recipe book plus the three tins of olive products detailed above and includes free delivery within the UK.
  • The prize cannot be redeemed for a cash value.
  • The prize is offered and provided by Olive It.
  • One blog entry per person only. One Twitter entry per person only. One Facebook entry per person only. You may enter all three ways but do not have to do so for your entries to be valid.
  • For Twitter entries, winners must be following @Kavey at the time of notification. For Facebook entries, winners must Like the Kavey Eats Facebook page at time of notification.
  • Blog comment entries must provide a valid email address for contacting the winner.
  • The winners will be notified by email, Twitter or Facebook. If no response is received from a winner within 7 days of notification, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.

Kavey Eats received samples from the EU Olive It campaign.

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90 Comments to "Win Olive It! Recipe Book & Olives"

  1. Jane Willis

    I like Kalamata olives that have been tossed with orange peel and a few sprigs of thyme a couple of hours before eating.

  2. pam Lawrence

    I love kalamata as part of a good Greek salad! I also love marinating them in garlic, chilli, coriander, parsley and a little EV Greek olive oil, and snacking on them with hoummous and Pitta’s!

  3. lesley stevens

    I love to have a bowl of mixed olives that I can nibble on prior to a main course meal.

  4. Rebecca Beesley

    i love olives with dried herbs on them (like thyme) and a little olive oil over them.

  5. marion king

    i love the stuffed ones with pimento with a good sandwich and turkey at christmas too, i also use olive oil every single day, its so much better for you

  6. Ms Patricia J Porter

    I usually just like olives on salad but will try more stuff….excellent gift…but I may keep it for myself!

  7. Helen

    I love to whizz olives into a quick tapenade and spread on bread or crackers, or even toss through pasta. Yum!

  8. Sarahann Tonner

    I love olives in my salad of rocket, peppers and tomatoes with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

  9. Michael Jinks

    I love to eat olives dipped in Greek yogurt then dipped in crushed walnut. Mmmmmm Lovely. Xx

  10. Jenny Sari

    *big wave* I love big fat green olives in salads or just on their own 🙂

  11. Anthony G

    Olives are great with cold cuts and cheese. Also nice in stews (such as with lamb tagine). I’m yet to try olive mash…


  12. Eleanor Barley

    I love olives on their own, with a side of bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar – perfect!

  13. Carys Jones

    My favourite way to eat olives is mixed into a greek salad. It reminds me of being on holiday.

  14. Jen Rogers

    I love Black Olives on a Greek Pizza. Green Olives with Mayo inside an Avocado

  15. sue hodges

    I like to add chopped black olives when cooking chicken and chorizo in a tomato sauce

  16. Helen Grayson

    I don’t like eating them, but my boyfriend eats them straight out the jar! He’d LOVE this!

  17. Edward Guerreiro

    Occasionally, I might put them on a pizza, or marinade/soak them in some basil, garlic and olive oil. But, mainly, I just eat those delicious little things as nature made them.

  18. Paul Cox

    I love Olives tossed into some Spaghetti with a little chilli, some capers, basil and a good glut of Olive oil.. Reminds me of a meal I had in Sorrento years ago 🙂

  19. Craig Brown

    I love olives stuffed with feta cheese and pimento .. and sharing with the family makes it a wonderful experience

  20. Debbie creasey

    on their own with a nice glass of Rioja.

    I follow on fb as Debbie Creasey
    and twitter as @dupton37

  21. Tracey Belcher

    I love Olives literally as they are out the jar but I do like baking olive bread too

  22. Helen G

    I love them whole or as a tapenade spread on anything and everything! 🙂

  23. Julia Wulff

    I tried a recipe for New years eve that involved breading queen olives with panko, deep frying them and serving them with a roasted red pepper sauce. I think it’s the best thing I’ve cooked with them so far. I also like eating them dipped in hot sauce which is much less involved,


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