Caesar Salad Dressing

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Caesar Salad Dressing

  Ingredients 1/2 cup garlic infused extra-virgin olive oil, divided1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheeseKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1 egg yolk1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon4 anchovies1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Directions Combine egg yolk, lemon juice, anchovies, Worcestershire sauce and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese in the in a blender jar or container of a food processor and pulse to combine. With the processor running slowly drizzle in the garlic olive oil until a smooth emulsion forms. Season to taste generously with salt and pepper.

Baked White Truffle Mac & Cheese

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Baked White Truffle Mac & Cheese

  White Truffle oil has a smooth and very intense flavor, a little goes a long way! Many of us grew up on mac and cheese, yet this is definitely not your mother’s mac!    Ingredients 1 pound elbow macaroni, cooked al dente1 Tbs White Truffle Oil4 Tbs Unsalted Butter4 Tbs Flour2 Cups Whole Milk1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper3/4 Cup Fontina Cheese, grated3/4 Cup Gruyere Cheese, grated3/4 Cup Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated1/2 Cup Bread CrumbsSalt & Pepper to tasteMethodPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, heat...

Greek Style Chicken Slouvaki with Lemon, and Garlic Olive Oil Garlic Roasted Potatoes

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Greek Style Chicken Slouvaki with Lemon, and Garlic Olive Oil Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Chicken Souvlaki 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast cut in 1" piecesMarinade1 cup whole milk plain yogurt1/3 cup garlic olive oiljuice from half a lemon1 tablespoon oregano white balsamic2 teaspoons kosher saltfresh ground pepper to tastePlace the marinade ingredients into a bowl and whisk thoroughly. Add the chicken and marinade into a ziplock bag or large bowl with a cover. Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or up to 24 hours.  To cook the chicken, prepare a grill for indirect cooking, or preheat the oven to 400 F. The chicken can be cooked on skewers or in a single...

Capellini with Lemon and Scallops

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Capellini with Lemon and Scallops

This dish takes just a few minutes to prepare and will wow any dinner guest. You can use any long, thin pasta such as spaghetti or linguini as well. Ingredients:1 pound bay or sea scallops 1/2 Cup flour2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil for searing scallops4 Tablespoons Lemon Olive Oil 1 Lemon, zested and juiced 1 pound capellini, cooked al dente 1/3 Cup flat leaf parsley, chopped plus some for garnish Salt and Pepper to taste Method:If using bay scallops, leave whole. If using sea scallops, cut into halves or quarters. In a large bowl, combine flour with salt and...

Spaghetti with Olive Oil

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Spaghetti with Olive Oil

This is a traditional Italian dish that's easy to make and oh so tasty! Use a robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil or try a flavored Oil to spice things up. Be sure to plate and serve this dish right away for the best flavor!Ingredients:1 pound spaghetti, cooked al dente 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil of your choice10 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes1/2 Cup parsley, chopped plus some saved for garnishParmesan cheese, grated Method:In a small sauce pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté garlic until soft, add salt and pepper, red pepper flakes, and...

Crunchy Kale Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

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Crunchy Kale Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

This is just one of the many ways kale can be fixed. This salad holds up well and can be stored in the refrigerator and eaten over a few days. Ingredients:1 bunch kale, wash, remove tough stems and chop1/4 small head red cabbage, chopped1 Cup nuts, roasted and chopped, such as cashews, walnuts, or peanuts2 medium carrots, peeled and grated1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil of your choice Salt and Pepper to taste Method:Combine all ingredients in large bowl and toss, set aside while you make the dressing.Kale DressingIngredients:1 small apple, diced2 cloves garlic, peeled1/4 Cup Herbes de Provence Olive...

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

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Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients: 2 pounds yellow fleshed potatoes, like Yukon Gold, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks8 garlic cloves, peeled Salt and Pepper to taste¼ cup of your favorite flavored or unflavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil Method: Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add potatoes, garlic and 2 teaspoons salt and cook at a brisk simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.Drain potatoes and garlic, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid. Mash potatoes and garlic. Beat in olive oil and then thin to desired consistency with reserved cooking liquid. Check seasoning and serve.

Tomato & Peach Summer Salad

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Tomato & Peach Summer Salad

This is a perfect summer salad and can be served with any meal, including brunch!Ingredients:4 ripe peaches, sliced4 ripe tomatoes, cut into bite sized pieces4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled plus more for garnish1/2 Cup red onion, chopped1/4 Cup pecans, choppedHandful fresh mint, choppedHandful fresh basil, choppedBlood orange olive oilSalt to tasteMethod:In a large bowl, combine peach slices and tomatoes. Add feta, red onion, pecans, and drizzle with olive oil. Add mint and basil and gently toss to combine, season with salt to taste. To serve, portion out each plate and sprinkle with feta. Serves 4

Ruby Red Salad

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Ruby Red Salad

This salad will perk up any meal no matter the season. It's bright red color is cheerful and uplifting. Ingredients:1 small head of red cabbage, chopped2 oranges, peeled and chopped into bite size pieces 1/2 red onion, diced1 mango, peeled and cubed 1/4 Cup cilantro, chopped3/4 Cup Persian lime olive oil1/4 Cup Sicilian Lemon white Balsamic Salt and pepper to tasteMethod:Combine oil and balsamic in small bowl, whisk to combine and season to taste. Toss rest of ingredients in a large bowl and add as much dressing as desired. Toss gently to coat with dressing and serve immediately.Variations:Try this salad...

Grilled Radicchio & Romaine Salad

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Grilled Radicchio & Romaine Salad

Grilling tonight? Why not add some radicchio and romaine to the fire. Grilled salads take the boredom out of ordinary salads. You'll love this savory and smoky side dish!Ingredients:1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, flavored or plain1/4 Cup oregano balsamic vinegar 6 cloves garlic, chopped1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes4 large heads of Radicchio, quartered lengthwise with some core still attached 1 medium head of romaine lettuce, quartered lengthwise with some core attached1 Cup pecorino cheese, shavedSalt and Pepper to tasteMethod: In a large bowl, whisk oil, balsamic, garlic, and red pepper. Add radicchio and romaine, toss to coat and...

Apricot and Ricotta Salad with Grapefruit Balsamic

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Apricot and Ricotta Salad with Grapefruit Balsamic

This salad combines the flavors of sweet, creamy, and peppery all in one. Using the combination of Grapefruit Balsamic and Lemon Olive Oil gives it a fresh ingot tangy flavor.  Ingredients:1/4 Cup ricotta salada1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated1 Tablespoon Grapefruit Balsamic Vinegar 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard4 teaspoons Lemon Olive Oil, plus a drizzle for ricotta mix2 Tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds3 Cups arugula or your favorite mixed greens3 medium apricots, cut into quartersSalted pepper to tasteMethod:Combine ricotta, a drizzle of olive oil, zest, and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl. In another bowl combine vinegar, mustard, and...

Toasted Bread Salad

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Toasted Bread Salad

Bread salads are made different ways all over the world, depending on the culture. Here is a basic recipe that can be modified using your desired flavors of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It's a great way to use leftover bread and can be eaten as a side dish or main course. Try adding grilled chicken or steak for a hardy meal!Ingredients:1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil6 cloves garlic, crushed4 Cups crusty bread, cut into bite sized chunks 1 Cup red onion, diced3 Cups tomatoes, cut into bite sized chunks1/4 Cup Feta or Mozzarella cheese, whichever you prefer3 Tablespoons White...