Herbed Popcorn

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Herbed Popcorn

Our Infused Olive Oils are incredibly versatile. Here we dressed one bowl with Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil, and the other one with Herbes De Provence Olive Oil. So delicious! Try your favorite flavor!

Roasted Red Pepper & Carmelized Balsamic Onion Jam

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Roasted Red Pepper & Carmelized Balsamic Onion Jam

   This is caramelized onion and roasted red pepper jam.  And as jams go, it's chunky, spreadable, and concentrated.  However, this is where the similarities stop.  This is a savory jam, or condiment, if that definition speaks to your culinary comfort level.   This condiment is both savory and pungent with the addition of Cayenne (Fused) Agrumato Olive Oil.  However, it's not designed to be over the top.  Its function is to accentuate or elevate the food it's served with.  Now focus on that Italian sausage bagel dog - just as ordinary as can be until we slather it in...

Easy Olive Oil Roasted Garlic

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Easy Olive Oil Roasted Garlic

  This recipe is extra simple and extra delicious.  Slow roasting whole garlic heads brings out a nutty sweetness in the garlic and turns the cloves creamy and spreadable.  A robust olive oil is a must here otherwise you will loose the lovely marriage of flavors as the character of olive oils with modest phenol content will dissipate under such heat.The ways in which you can then use this "garlic candy" as I call it, are endless. You can use them in dressings, sauces, marinades, smeared on a slice of toasted baguette with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of...

Classic Homemade Hummus

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Classic Homemade Hummus

    This is a simple recipe that can be whipped up in a few minutes. Keep the ingredients in your pantry for perfect last minute appetizer. Ingredients: 2 15oz cans Garbanzo Beans, drained1/3 Cup Chipotle Olive Oil 1/3 Cup Lemon Juice 2 Tablespoons Roasted Sesame Oil2 large cloves Garlic, peeled1/2 Tablespoon Cumin, ground1 teaspoon salt or to tasteMethod:Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Adjust seasonings if needed.Variations:-Try using Garlic, Lemon, Lime, or Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil instead of Chipotle.-Try adding in a can of drained roasted red peppers for a fun color and flavor.Serves...

Mango Shrimp Bites

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Mango Shrimp Bites

  Keep a bag of frozen cooked shrimp in your freezer to have on hand for this tasty, healthy, and simple appetizer! Ingredients:1/2 Pound cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp, chopped1/2 Mango, diced (about 1 Cup)1/4 Cup red onion, finely chopped2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon lime juice2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated1/4 teaspoon saltPepper to taste 24 endive leaves or about 3 small headsMethod:Gently remove endive leaves from head and wash with cold water, allow to dry. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Spoon mixture into endive leaves...

Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta with Basil and Ricotta

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta with Basil and Ricotta

Ingredients1 loaf of good quality crusty Italian or French Bread2 cups fresh, good quality ricotta cheese1/2 cup UP EVOO - Picual, Hoji, or Koroneiki would go well here1/4 cup Tuscan Herb or Garlic Olive Oil3 cups super sweet cherry tomatoes1 cup packed fresh basil leaves3 large garlic cloves1 cup good quality sun dried tomatoes in oil, drained well2 teaspoons sea saltfresh cracked pepper to tastePreheat a grill, BBQ or oven to 425 F.In a medium bowl, whisk the ricotta with 1 teaspoon salt and set aside.Toss the cherry tomatoes with 1/4 cup fresh UP EVOO, a teaspoon of salt, and...

Dips, Spreads, and Sauces!

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Dips, Spreads, and Sauces!

Everyone loves a good sauce and once you try these you are going to want to put them on everything! The possibilities for dip and sauce recipes are endless but here are a few of our favorites to get you started. Basil & Chevre Spread/Pasta Sauce 8 oz. Fresh Goat Cheese1/4 cup garlic olive oil 1 cup washed and dried fresh basil1 teaspoon A-Premium Balsamic  or lemon juice1 teaspoon sea salt (or add salt to taste)Directions Place the ingredients inside the bowl of a food processor or blender and process until creamy and smooth in consistency.  Serve with bread, crackers,...

Savory Cheddar-Mashed Potato Waffles with Garlic Olive Oil

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Savory Cheddar-Mashed Potato Waffles with Garlic Olive Oil

Yup, I put potatoes in my waffle maker. What!? You don't put potatoes in your waffle maker? Heresy!! These golden crisp-on-the-outside and creamy-cheesy on the inside savory snacks are absolutely mind blowing!   Ingredients2 cups cold or room temperature mashed potatoes (preferably unseasoned)1 cup bleached all purpose flour1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese2 large scallions thinly sliced1/3 cup garlic olive oil1 large egg, beaten1 teaspoon baking powder2 teaspoons salt (less for pre-seasoned mashed potatoes)fresh ground pepper to tasteSour cream and hot sauce (optional for serving) Heat the waffle maker. Meanwhile add all the ingredients to a large bowl including 1/2...

Spicy Oven Baked Harissa Kale Chips

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Spicy Oven Baked Harissa Kale Chips

These Harissa kale chips are the perfect snack, just the right amount of crunch and spice! If you aren't a fan of spicy you could substitute another flavor of olive oil like Garlic or Lemon!  Ingredients:4 cups kale leaves, washed, dried, and cut into 1/2" pieces, with tough stems removed2 tablespoons Harissa Olive Oil1 teaspoon paprika (optional)1/2 teaspoon fine sea saltDirections:Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.In a large bowl toss the kale with harissa, paprika, and salt. Arrange the leaves in a single layer on the baking sheet lined with parhment. Bake until crisp and beginning to turn golden-brown...