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Must-Try Summer: Mediterranean Diet & Organic EVOO Cortijo el Puerto | Aceite de Oliva Virgen Extra Ecológico Cortijo el Puerto

Sun, a good rest and Mediterranean diet … a great combination for summer vacations.

Gazpacho, multiple combinations of salads, breads, fish …

We propose you a small tour of this delicious food pattern and some eco-recipes, natural and healthy with Organic EVOO Cortijo el Puerto.

Eating the Mediterranean Way

Mediterranean Diet is based on the region’s traditional fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seafood,  dairy and olive oil. It is also a nutritional model so universally appreciated that belongs to the cultural, historical, social, territorial and environmental lifestyle of us, the Mediterranean people.

We are not only talking about  cooking or eating fresh, wholesome food, moreover, physical activity and  sharing meals with others.  

The Mediterranean diet features olive oil as the primary source of fat. The EVOO is rich in vitamins A, D, E and K. It favors the absorption of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc. One spoonful of extra virgin olive oil a day offers 60 calories without cholesterol, provides antioxidants and a part of the recommended dose of vitamin E. Numerous studies investigate its multiple properties.

The EVOO is an ideal complement in our daily for its biological value. This influences both the maturation and quality of the olive, the soil where it comes from, the treatments and the technology or machinery used. Cortijo el Puerto knows the potential of organic farming in achieving environmental  improvements as well as  animal  welfare, and of course, organic food of high nutritional value.

4 Summer Proposals:

– Cook and / or eat seasonal products: enjoy healthy meals. If you cook, you can always use the surplus throughout the week and eat healthy every day!

– Home sweet home: summer is an ideal time to recover traditional ways of cooking and the habit of shared meals with family, friends and enjoy traditions and celebrations !!

-Dress it in gold: The gold of the Mediterranean, the olive oil changes it all! !!!!!, the EVOO makes a meal from tasteless to tasty.

– Millennial: Thousands of years of olive tradition, enrich the Mediterranean diet. The EVOO has been used for millennia as a culinary ingredient such as healthy and cosmetic, for its internal and external use. Consider even to include it in your beauty routines!

11 Varieties of olives in Cortijo el Puerto

90% of olive cultivation take place in Mediterranean countries. Although it is gaining more followers in the USA (especially California) and in Australia, Spain continues to lead production followed by Italy, Greece and Turkey.

 In Cortijo el Puerto we cultivate 100% organic 11 different varieties, with maximum care and environmental respect and we consider it is noticeable to the flavour of the olives and the juice of these. Each oil has got a personality, smell and special flavour, organoleptic characteristics that allow multiple and different pairings. For the bio, the curious, the indecisive, the gourmets … Cortijo el Puerto offers its «Nano-Granja» Collection, a singular set of oils of superior category excellent to finish dishes. It is perfect raw, stimulating our senses by its strong personality, what allows us to pair each plate with its ideal variety in order to appreciate nuances, aromas, flavours and organoleptic sensations of these ten different mono-varietals, 100% organic olives: Arbequina, Arbosana, Hojiblanca, Picual, Picudo, Koroneiki, Oliana, Cornicabra / Royeta, Chiquitita and Manzanilla Cacereña. 

For those who already know the varieties and want variety of formats, we offer packaging from 100 ml, 175 ml, 250 ml, 500 ml and 3l. 

Pure olive juice, first day of harvest. Top Quality and excellent flavour, all of them are being recognised by numerous awards from China to New York.  

Ready to eat? 

Arbequina, sweet and balanced, excellent pairing with nut breads, fruit salads or mushrooms.

Tip of July: this month we have plenty of seasonal fruits: cherries, pears, apricots, peaches, mango … use them in your fruit salad with a splash of EVOO!

Arbosana, with a clean aroma of green grass, perfect match with cold dishes, vinaigrettes and seafood.  

Tip of July: now, in the ideal season to marry it with canons, green beans or beans! or also with a tomato, onion and prawns! Rich and refreshing 

Picual, slightly bitter a pleasant pungency in throat, ideal in stews, sauteed, fried or scrambled eggs and rice dishes. In July, aubergines and zucchini are ready for a good «pisto», take advantage of them and give a touch of quality and flavour with Picual Cortijo el Puerto!

Hojiblanca, herbaceous notes, in the mouth it is sweet, with a light bitterness ending with a strong peppery kick and excellent vegetable flavour. Is a very versatile EVOO for different culinary techniques and pairings: gazpachos, ajoblanco, poached eggs, stewed vegetables, meats, stews and fish. Also in pastry and desserts for its excellent combination. 

Tip of July: try gazpacho and enjoy the Summer!… 3 tomatoes, 1 pepper, 1/2 cucumber, 1/2 onion, 1 or 2 garlic clove, vinegar and add two heaping tablespoons of the best oil for the final touch!. Use the  mixer for 2 minutes and you’ll get a finer blend of vegetables.

Picudo, Floral, delicate and clean scent. Very balanced, complex and persistent,  it is one of my favorites, exquisite with traditional breads, panettone and pastries. Cold dishes, emulsions, homemade tomato sauces, carpaccios, mushrooms (Boletus Edulis, Amanita Caesarea) and white fish. 

Tip of July: Exquisite simply with bread, to start the day well and also with mushrooms and a pinch of garlic and pine nuts … 

Chiquitita, also fruity, with a cinnamon and fennel background, combines with citrus, honey, nuts and chocolate. Ideal in raw, vinaigrettes and emulsions (alliolli, mayonnaise). Salads of green leaves and with fish and seafood.   Tip of July: An allioli of Chiquitita with fish and seafood …it will have you licking your fingers!  

Koroneiki, fruity with reminiscences of artichoke and green plantain, paired with salads like the classic Greek salad. Special with aubergines, zucchini, roasted vegetables. Also with cheeses, eggs, and soft emulsions (Greek yogurt, mayonnaise).   Tip of July: Koroneiki with goat cheese and ruccola, put some nuts and give it a great touch. Cornicabra, Complex profile, highlighting the deep green-olive fruity aroma but with a great diversity of secondary aromas like apple and almond. Pairing: special breads (aromatic with honey, nuts, blueberries or seeds). Recommended in dressings, pickles, sauces, stews and meats. Special with potatoes in garnish, Pulpo a la gallega (octopus). Also with raw fish, sashimi or tataki.   

Tip of July: land and sea: from the land, a stew of rice with chicken on the Cornicabra. From the sea, «Pulpo a la gallega» Galician style octopus: octopus, potatoes, spicy paprika from «la Vera» and the final touch, adding the Cornicabra olive oil. delicious!

Manzanilla Cacereña, a fruity EVOO of green olives. In the mouth it is sweet, with a light bitterness ending with a strong and located peppery kick and excellent vegetable touch. Pairing: Breakfasts and snacks with traditional breads (Alfacar, Candeal, Galician bread) and speciality breads (aromatic, rye, ciabatta roll…). Perfect for ajoblanco, stews and seafood. 

Tip of July: Cacereña…lovely pairing with raw red cabbage or roasted peppers … to open your mouth! 

Oliana, Herbaceous scent, green leaf, banana, green tomato, green almond (alloza) and a citric touch. Ideal in dressings, salads of green leaves or fruit, cooked vegetables and white fish. Also in desserts, sweets and ice cream.   Tip of July: The soft Oliana is perfect after a day of excess … with white fish like hake, delicious and digestive for a dinner. Accompany it with pineapple and give it a tropical touch.

Royeta: The oil of this season is fruity of green olives, with a banana and green grass background. Tip of July: enriching sandwiches, my favorite: salmon and lamb’s lettuce with fresh cheese and Royeta. Or with Mango, for dessert … 

As you can see,here we have  11 different varieties to choose from!!!!

We invite you to try the different varieties and delight yourself with the multiple and healthy possibilities of culinary flavours.

When it comes to the remaining drops, take advantage of the nails, skin or hair. They will thank you almost as much as your stomach!

Cortijo el Puerto wish you a happy and healthy summer with an green olive touch.