Christmas Canapés: Enjoy a Stress Free Christmas Party Season with Odysea

Enjoy the tastes of the Aegean for your Christmas party canapés this year with Odysea’s range of mezes, olives and light bites

All of Odysea’s products are personally sourced by Odysea founder Panayis Manuelides, so you can trust in their quality and exceptional flavour. Easy to put together – and guaranteed to wow your guests – all you need do is sit back, sip bubbles and enjoy the party.

Used as a crudité dip, or to build flavour in a canapé, Odysea’s Mezes are a simple way to make hosting a breeze. Odysea’s Aubergine Meze is packed full of smoky, charred aubergine making it lusciously creamy and moreish. Topped with sultanas or slices of cherry tomato, try it on a crunchy crostini, with a drizzle of olive oil or balsamic glaze for a beautiful, simple canapé. Odysea’s Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Meze is another scrumptious option for creating big flavour. Sweet, smoky roasted red peppers are paired with Odysea’s creamy PDO feta; combine this meze with a cracker and top with a slice of cucumber and a sprig of dill for a delectable bite. Odysea’s Harissa Spicy Meze’s spicy kick livens things up. The Harissa Meze is perfect on a bitesize piece of puff pastry topped with grilled halloumi or saganaki.

No cocktail party is complete without delicious olives to whet the appetite of party-goers, and Odysea’s Big Halkidiki Olives and Big Kalamata Olives will do just that. Large and juicy, Odysea’s Big Halkidiki Olives hail from Northern Greece. With their subtle fruity flavour and meaty bite, these bright green olives are a must at any Christmas party. The ultimate partner to the Halkidiki is Odysea’s Big Kalamata Olives – deliciously rich, these almond-shaped olives also boast a meaty texture and are exceptionally fruity in flavour. Neither of these olives are your typical party olive – their large size has added impact, an effortless way to make your Christmas party food feel extra special.

Odysea’s Nocellara Olives are the emerald jewel your Christmas table needs. Their meaty texture and buttery flavour make this deeply green olive must-have party nibble.

For larger bites, put together a platter of Odysea’s Stuffed Vine Leaves, made using tender Greek vine leaves, wrapped around a herby rice, onion, raisin and pine nut mix; Odysea’s Gigantes Beans, giant butter beans, slow-cooked in a rich tomato sauce with Mediterranean herbs and extra virgin olive oil; and Odysea’s Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce, tender chickpeas cooked in a tomato sauce with extra virgin olive oil, carrots and warming, earthy cumin for a delicious trio to fill a small plate.

Make festive feasting foolproof this Christmas with Odysea’s range of delicious and convenient mezes, olives and light bites.

  • Odysea Aubergine Meze RRP £2.15 220g – Sainsbury’s
  • Odysea Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Meze £2.89 –
  • Odysea Harissa Spicy Meze RRP £2.89 220g –
  • Odysea Big Halkidiki Olives RRP £2.00 290g – Sainsbury’s
  • Odysea Big Kalamata Olives RRP £2.00 290g – Sainsbury’s
  • Odysea Nocellara Olives RRP £2.70 290g – Sainsbury’s
  • Odysea Stuffed Vine Leaves RRP £2.75 340g –
  • Odysea Baked Gigantes Beans RRP £2.59 355g – Sainsbury’s
  • Odysea Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce RRP £2.75 355g – Sainsbury’s


  • Odysea has nurtured relationships with Greek artisan producers since 1991 when brand founder Panos Manuelides first brought authentic Greek olives to the UK – selling them from a stall in London’s Portobello Road. Now, 28 years later, Odysea has cemented its reputation amongst retailers, wholesalers, foodservice operators and consumers for its expertise in, and understanding of, Greek food. Specialists in supplying authentic Greek and Mediterranean food to the UK market, Odysea has scoured Greece for the finest producers and proudly offers hand-selected, traditionally-cured olives, premium extra virgin olive oils, feta and traditional cheeses, meze, honey and specialty products.
  • Odysea offers 22 PDO products, as well as organic, vegetarian and vegan Great Taste Award winning foods.
  • Odysea products are available in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Wholefoods, Abel & Cole, Booths and in independent stores throughout the UK and online at