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Olive Us Asparagus Tart

Puff pastry creates the perfect flaky crust for this special, yet simple asparagus dish! Ingredients: 1 pound thin fresh asparagus spears, trim woody ends (if asparagus is thick, cut in half lengthwise) 1/2 package of frozen puff pastry (1 sheet), thawed 1/2 – 3/4 cup Parmesan or Grana Padano cheese, grated (half on bottom) 1…

Cajun Buddha Share Bowl

We call it a share bowl because it’s so big and delicious!!  This will serve at least 2 people as a meal and 4-6 as a side dish.  It’s easy to scale down and adapt for your needs, so feel free to play with the ingredients you have on hand! INGREDIENTS: Salad Dressing Ingredients:  3/4 cup…

Smoky Almonds Roasted with Olive Us Olive Wood Smoked Olive Oil

Ingredients: 3 cups (1 pound) whole raw almonds (we love almonds from Rancho Vignola!) 2 tablespoons Olive Us Olive Wood Smoked Olive Oil 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 teaspoon fresh or dried rosemary leaves, crushed Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, toss together all ingredients until almonds are well coated.  Spread…

Cremini, Blue Cheese and Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil Flat Bread

A mushroom lovers delight!  Here you’ll find layer upon glorious layer of mushroom; using the Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil in the dough and also with the caramelized mushroom topping.  The results are a simple yet supremely satisfying flat bread that begs to be served alongside a crisp, vibrant salad with a bit of…

Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta with Basil and Ricotta

Ingredients 1 loaf of good quality crusty Italian or French Bread 2 cups fresh, good quality ricotta cheese 1/2 cup Olive Us UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), such as Picual, Hojiblanca, or Koroneiki 1/4 cup Olive Us Tuscan Herb or Garlic Olive Oil 3 cups super sweet cherry tomatoes 1 cup packed fresh basil…

Tapas Style Prawns

Enjoy these tapas style prawns with a loaf of artisan bread, because you’ll want to savor every bite!  This dish is incredibly easy to make, yet delightfully delicious and the bread is perfect for dipping all that fabulously flavourful extra virgin olive oil! You’ll truly delight in every bite! Serve as a starter, entrée with…

Olive Us Greek Salad

Fresh and fabulous…our Greek Salad is always as beautiful to look at as it is to eat! This is my Mom’s favourite… she makes it at least once a week!  Love you, Mom!! Ingredients: 3-4 tomatoes, cut into wedges or bite sized pieces (or about 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, cut in half) 1 medium…

Summer Peach Caprese Salad

Ingredients: 8 oz. good quality whole milk ricotta 1 large ripe peach, sliced in 1/4″ slices (8 slices) 1/4 cup fresh torn basil leaves 2 tablespoons Olive Us Peach White Balsamic 2 tablespoons Olive Us Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil salt & pepper to taste Directions: Arrange the sliced peaches on a platter sandwiching…

Baklouti Chili Agrumato & Cheddar Cheese Cornbread

Warm, spicy, ever so cheesy, and savory, this cornbread is delicious by itself or accompanied by a steamy bowl of soup or along on your summer picnic! Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoons kosher salt 1 1/2  cups whole milk 2 large…
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