Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pasta with spinach, almonds and Nudo garlic flavoured oil


I had a good time at the Nudo olive oil taste testing event last week.   I am very impressed by the taste of this delicious flavoured Nudo olive oil.  One taste of this oil and you'll know how uniquely flavourful it is.
I tasted a few simple, healthy and delicious food preparations from the chef, Nicole Rumball at All the Best Fine Foods.  I made this pasta dish at home, which is an adapted version of the orecchiette pasta the Chef served.


2 tbsp Nudo garlic flavoured olive oil 
1/2 cup chopped spinach or collard
1/4 to 1/2 tsp chillie flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 cup pasta uncooked


Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
Heat 1 tbsp oil and sauté the spinach or collard, then add the sliced almonds.  Add the chillie and salt.  Toss this to the cooked pasta, drizzle a tbsp of Nudo garlic flavoured oil and serve hot.
I found that we don't have to use a lot of this oil to get its flavour.

Nudo olive oil is unique in taste and is made differently compared to other extra virgin olive oil that is in the market.  Nudo is an artisanal olive oil that is cold pressed by a small group of farmers in Loro Piceno La Marche, Italy.  The olives are pressed within hours of picking so it is fresh with flavour.  This high quality low acidity oil has high proportions of beneficial antioxidants.
I tried a few recipes with this oil and found it gives a delicious special flavour and taste that we really enjoyed.  We like the aromatic smell of the flavour and the taste, which is prominent.

The flavoured Nudo oils are stone ground with the flavouring ingredients such as lemon, garlic, basil or Sicilian chillie.  I really enjoyed tasting the flavoured oils at the event.  I couldn't pick a favourite as all of the oils are delicious.  I liked the spice in the chillie flavoured olive oil, the citrus flavour in the lemon Nudo olive oil, the taste of the flavourful herb in the basil olive oil and the delicious instant taste of garlic in the garlic flavoured oil.    
When the olives are pressed with the flavouring ingredients it is more intense and has the real flavour it is supposed to have, unlike the infused oils in the market.
The production of Nudo olive oil is done in a small scale.  All the ingredients are from Italy and most products are certified organic; soon all the products will be organic.  
The oils are packaged in recycled tin containers, which are cute, eco friendly and preserves the quality of the oil compared to glass bottles.  The flavoured oils are in 250ml containers and the cold pressed extra virgin oil is in 500ml.
Nudo olive oil is available at All the Best Fine Foods *, online and at these retailers from many parts of the world.  
Olive grove Image from Nudo site
Check out Dolce Vita diaries to see delicious recipes from the owners of Nudo, Jason Gibb and Cathy Rogers.  With the initiative of making consumers from all over the world feel closer to their food Nudo has an adopt a tree program.  We can adopt a tree from the olive groves and receive information, photos and oil from the tree two times a year.  This program provides consistent reliable payment at a fair price to the small scale farmers without depending on harvest.  This advance commitment to tend their trees organically helps the labour intensive work of the farmers, as they make this healthy oil with passion for tradition and love for the real olive oil.   

*All the Best Fine Foods is a speciality gourmet food store located at 1101 Yonge Street, Toronto.  Jane Rodmell the author of All the best recipes is the founder of this speciality store.  The store has lots of high quality, new, exclusive food that is fresh and frozen.  They have an artisanal cheese room, gourmet food, different types of mayonnaise, mustards, pastas, preserves, coffee, cakes, oils, gift baskets and lots more.  
All the Best Fine Foods sells seasonal soups, freshly prepared sandwiches, salads, side dishes, vegetarian specialties, casseroles that would be good to serve at the cottage, picnics, backyard, dinning etc.  There are no chemical, additives or preservatives in their food.  They also service catering and event planning services.  It is a destination for people who enjoy high quality natural food that is from local farms.  
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27 comments:

  1. Love the flavors and thanks for sharing the info..

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  2. sitting in india you made me want the oil so bad!.......lovely pasta.simple and flavourful.

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  3. Pasta looks simply yum! Nice recipe dear..

    Cheers!
    Vani

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  4. Interesting post and the pasta looks superb..

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  5. wow..very informatice post and pasta also very healthy and yummy.

    Cuisine Delights
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  6. Yummy recipe and great shots!!! Loved this post :)

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  7. Spinach almond (pesto) Pasta looks awesome....Nice Post ...Thanks for sharing this:)....

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  8. Garlic flavoured olive oil will make a great dressing for salads too.

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  9. Unique I must say because I seldom see spinach into pasta. Seems like the olive oil is great and let me check out if I can find the same brand here.

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  10. Tempting pasta!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  11. Pasta looks great...love the flavor infused olive oil!

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  12. Luv the olive oil gives extra kick to pasta..

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  13. I think pasta, olive oil and garlic are made for each other. This combination looks just perfect.

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  14. Live the subtle flavours of the pasta

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  15. This would make for an incredible meal! Looks so delish!

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  16. I would love to try this pasta. It has all the flavours I like and the best part being It's so easy to make.

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  17. Super flavourful and inviting pasta.

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  18. Great pasta...love the olive oil!

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  19. This dish looks delicious. I love garlic infused oils, I love garlic, LOL. What an enjoyable time you must have had. Cheers!

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  20. Love this pasta...

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