When we were in Paris this past September, we happened upon Oliviers & Company, or O & Co as some know it, on the rue Cler. We happen to sample a delicious citrus olive oil, called Citron Vert. My limited French translation skills told me that it would mean *Green Lemon*. Ah, but there are no green lemons, so it must be lime oil. We made a mental note of it and figured we would buy it back here, in the US, because it would be less expensive and we wouldn’t have to worry about a possible olive oil explosion at 10,000 feet. Eewww. Not pretty.
We finally got our hands on some, and as luck would have it….it is indeed made from green lemons. They press the olives and lemons when the fruit is still green. Who knew? I didn’t think that was possible.
The flavor of this oil is unlike any other I have ever tasted. I have had grassy, peppery and lemony, but this is almost indescribable! You must try it for yourself!!
We drizzled it on toasted bread topped with a dash of fleur de sel, but it would also make a wonderful oil to use in a citrus salad dressing. The flavor is so intense and fresh!