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.

Olive Us Hummus

This hummus is so darn good!!  It’s a quick and versatile way to create a dip for entertaining, snacking, or using as a spread!  Bonus…it’s nutritious too! Ingredients: 1 -19 oz. (540ml) can chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) 1 – 2 tablespoons liquid reserved from the can of chickpeas (optional depending on desired consistency) 3 tablespoons Olive…
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Mini Meatloaves with Beer Mustard and Hellish Relish

These ground beef bundles are chock-full of taste and nutrition! Crowd-pleasing and family-friendly, they compliment any dish very well and feature Canadian-made Hellish Relish and Gravelbourg Mustard. Bake them in tins as “muffins” to speed up cooking time (instead of a whole meatloaf) and for easy serving. Yield: approximately 12 to 15. Ingredients: 2 pounds…
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Layered Potato and Zucchini Pesto Bake

Three main ingredients and you’re on your way to a nourishing, flavourful, and easy dish sure to please a crowd! We recommend using in season zucchini and potatoes when you can; however, the basil pesto enhances the flavour of the vegetables no matter what time of year. Ingredients: 4 cups sliced zucchini 9 to 12…
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Summer Cherry Salad with Goat Cheese and Olive Us Creamy Basil Pomegranate Dressing

Salads are beautiful things!!  Not only can they be delicious, appealing and healthy… they can also be incredibly versatile.  Salad making offers an endless ability to create wonderful meals or side dishes with just a little creativity and a few ingredients! Have fun! Salad: -4 C. arugula or mixed greens -Handful fresh cherries, pitted -Handful…
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Pesto Pasta with Zucchini Ribbons and Fresh Tomatoes

This is a delicious pasta bowl recipe that can be a basic starting point or served just as is! In a large serving bowl, combine: -1 recipe Olive Us Pesto; see our recipe – -1 package Pappardelle’s Sweet Basil Trenette pasta, cooked according to directions (or your favourite pasta. Check the amazing selection of…
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Harissa Roasted Cauliflower

Oh, the flavours!! This spicy roasted cauliflower recipe can easily be adapted to a tamed down version by switching to a different Olive Us oil such as Garlic or Herbs de Provence. The chickpeas add protein too. If by chance there are left-overs…those too can be eaten ‘as is’ or can be used in any…
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Portuguese Fish Stew

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb skinless bass or grouper, cut into 1-2 inch chunks 3 tablespoons Olive Us mild Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), such as Chiquitita 2 bay leaves 1/4 cup white wine 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1…
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