SIDES

You could go to the best restaurant on the planet and order the most delicious entree of all time, but if it arrives on your table sitting there all alone on the plate, you’re going feel at least a little ripped off aren’t you? Entrees may be the main event, but they need sides. Sides can also be standalone and served in all kinds of situations. They may be the unsung hero of the dining world, but they’re also its workhorses. You can work magic with sides and we want to help you.

Zucchini & Parmesan over Tomato Basil Fettuccine

Mains, Recipes, Sides
INGREDIENTS: 1/2 lb. Pappardelle’s Tomato Basil Fettuccine (or other Pappardelle’s pasta from Olive Us!) 1 1/2 medium zucchini, cut into thinly sliced rounds 1 Tablespoon Olive Us Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or try Garlic, Tuscan Herb, etc) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tomato, chopped 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped 2 Tablespoons fresh…
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Neapolitan Herb Balsamic Marinated & Grilled Eggplant

Recipes, Sides
Ingredients: 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 1/4 cup Olive Us Neapolitan Herb Dark Balsamic 1/4 cup Olive Us extra virgin olive oil + 2 tablespoons Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 medium eggplant (3/4 pound), peeled and sliced about 1/3″ thick In the bowl of a food processor…
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Cauliflower ‘Schnitzel’

Enjoy this meatless rendition of a German inspired favourite. Ingredients: 1 large head of cauliflower 3 large eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups flour 2 cups plain bread crumbs 2 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 cloves of garlic, minced 3 teaspoons salt, or to taste fresh cracked black pepper, to taste 1/3 cup Olive Us…
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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…
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Creamy Dill Mashed Potatoes

Recipes, Sides
Ingredients: Approximately 1.5 lbs of golden potatoes Handful of fresh chopped dill (about 2 tablespoons) About half a cup of sour cream 1 Tablespoon Olive Us Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) 2 Tablespoons Olive Us Wild Fernleaf Dill Olive Oil 1 tsp. of garlic powder Sea salt Fresh ground pepper Extra fresh chopped…
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Cinnamon-Pear Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Recipes, Sides
Ingredients: 4 medium sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and each cut lengthwise into 8 wedges 1/3 cup Olive Us Cinnamon-Pear Dark Balsamic 2 tablespoons Olive Us All Natural Butter Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt Directions: Heat oven to 400 degrees F.  Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit…
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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…
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Sweet Corn Fritters

Recipes, Sides
These corn fritters are amazing when made with fresh, sweet corn, but even frozen corn can be used to bring some summer sunshine to a winter meal!  Ingredients: 6 cobs of corn, shucked (approx. 3-4 cups corn kernels) 4 green onions, finely chopped 3/4 – 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 1/4 – 1/2 cup chopped…
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