Ramp-Kale Pesto Pasta

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 in Blog, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes

Ramp-Kale Pesto Pasta

Ramp-Kale Pesto Pasta adapted from Giada De Laurentiis for the Today Show Ingredients 20-25 ramps 1/2 cup raw walnut halves 1 clove garlic, peeled 2 cups baby kale 2 Tbsp. + 2/3 cup ♥Olive My Heart♥ Blood Orange Olive Oil, or Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon orange zest, from one large orange 1/4 cup orange juice 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano 1 yellow bell pepper, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 pound rotini pasta ♥Olive My Heart♥...

Read More

Classic Caesar Salad

Posted on Apr 20, 2013 in Blog, Recipes, Salads

Classic Caesar Salad 
Ingredients
 2 large pasteurized egg yolks 1/2 garlic clove, peeled 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 anchovy fillet 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon Dijon style mustard ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 cup ♥Olive My Heart♥ Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 cup croutons 6 hearts of Romaine lettuce,  roughly chopped or left whole Directions Place first 9 ingredients into the container of a blender or food processor in the order listed and secure lid. Turn machine on and processed for...

Read More

Raspberry Balsamic & Toasted Almond Vinaigrette

Posted on Apr 20, 2013 in Blog, Recipes, Salads

Raspberry Balsamic & Toasted Almond Vinaigrette Ingredients 3 Tbsp. ♥Olive My Heart♥ Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar 1 tsp. lemon juice 2 Tbsp. ♥Olive My Heart♥ Toasted Almond Oil 1 tsp. Dijon style mustard 1/2 tsp. salt fresh ground black pepper to taste 1/3 cup slivered toasted almonds 1/3 cup crumbled feta or Cherve cheese 2 quarts of your favorite lettuce greens Directions Place first six ingredients in to a bowl and whisk. (Or, use blender or food processor). Arrange lettuce in a bowl, drizzle with...

Read More

Red Quinoa Salad

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 in Blog, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes

Red Quinoa Salad

Red Quinoa Salad Serves 8 This dish is even better the 2nd day … or the 3rd! Ingredients • 1 cup quinoa • 1 cup red, yellow or orange peppers • 1 cup celery • 1/2 cup carrots • 1/3 cup red onion • 1/2 cup any MILD ♥Olive My Heart♥ EVOO • 1/2 cup ♥Olive My Heart♥ Thai Lemongrass-Mint White Balsamic Vinegar • 1 tsp. black pepper • 1 Tbsp. agave or honey Directions Cook quinoa according to package directions.  Cool. Chop all vegetables and mix with quinoa. Blend together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper...

Read More

Black Bean and Cucumber Salad

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 in Appetizers, Blog, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes

Black Bean and Cucumber Salad

Black Bean and Cucumber Salad Play with this salad to create/adapt your own version.  Add corn and/or tomatoes. Substitute Great Northern Beans or Chick Peas. Substitute parsely for the cilantro if you prefer.  Whatever ingredients you mix will be enhanced by the fresh light taste of the vinaigrette.  Enjoy! Ingredients • 1 can Black Beans • 2 Tbsp. ♥Olive My Heart♥ Garlic Infused Olive Oil • 3 Tbsp. ♥Olive My Heart♥ Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes • 1 tsp dried or fresh...

Read More

Balsamic Vinegar Glaze

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 in Appetizers, Blog, Desserts, Entrees, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes

Balsamic Vinegar Glaze

Balsamic Vinegar Glaze Ingredients: 1 Cup ♥Olive My Heart♥ Balsamic Vinegar Directions: Pour the balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan. Place the saucepan on the stove over MEDIUM heat.  Bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil WITHOUT increasing the heat on the stove.  REDUCE the heat until the balsamic vinegar mellows to a gentle simmer. Simmer the balsamic vinegar, stirring regularly, until it reaches your desired consistency. For a fairly thin balsamic glaze, simmer it until it is reduced by about half. For a...

Read More

Waldorf Salad

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 in Blog, Recipes, Salads

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad adapted from: allrecipes.com This light Waldorf Salad contains zippo mayo. The flavors of the apples, walnuts and raisins are so clean and fresh, it never fails to please. Ingredients: • 2 Red Delicious apples, cored and diced • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and diced • 4 stalks celery, diced • 1/2 cup raisins • 1 cup toasted walnuts • 2 tablespoons ♥Olive My Heart♥ Walnut oil • 1 tablespoon ♥Olive My Heart♥ Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/2 teaspoon pepper Directions: Toss...

Read More

Blackcurrant Couscous

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 in Appetizers, Blog, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes

Blackcurrant Couscous

Blackcurrant Couscous adapted from: Chef Amber Balshaw of Sonoma Catering Serves 4-6 Dressing Ingredients: • 1 cup ♥Olive My Heart♥ Blackcurrant Balsamic Vinegar • 3 cups ♥Olive My Heart♥ Olive Oil • 2 Tbsp. Honey • Salt & Pepper to taste Salad ingredients: • 3 cups Israeli or Pearl Couscous • 3 cups boiling water • 2 Tbsp. ♥Olive My Heart♥ Olive Oil • 1 lbs Butternut squash • 2 Tbsp. ♥Olive My Heart♥ Olive Oil •  ½ cup Red Bell Pepper – diced • ¼ cup Currants • ¼ cup Craisins • ¼ cup Flat Leaf Parsley –...

Read More

White Cranberry-Pear Balsamic Vinegar Gelee with Fruit

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 in Blog, Desserts, Recipes, Salads

White Cranberry-Pear Balsamic Vinegar Gelee with Fruit

In the ’50s your cocktail party wouldn’t have been complete without one of these quivering concoctions!  No sugar added.  No artificial flavor. No additives, preservatives, chemicals or synthetic anything.  Clean, naturally sweet-tart, aged, pro-biotic, balsamic vinegar gets to strut its stuff in this application.  The fruit is merely the supporting cast! Aged White Cranberry-Pear Balsamic Condimento Gelee with Fruit •2 Cups ♥ Olive My Heart ♥ White Cranberry-Pear Balsamic Vinegar + 1/4 cup reserved...

Read More

Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 in Blog, Recipes, Salads

Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Adapted from: capitalcookingshow.blogspot.com Use this on salads featuring fruit and nuts, or marinate some salmon in it! Ingredients •1/4 Cup ♥ Olive My Heart ♥ Black Mission Fig Balsamic Vinegar •1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard •1/2 tsp. sea salt •1 1/4 Cup ♥ Olive My Heart ♥ Garlic Fused Olive Oil •freshly ground pepper (to taste) Directions In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients except olive oil. Then slowly drizzle olive oil while whisking until fully incorporated. Serve on a salad...

Read More