STARTERS

We love starters. While they’re wonderful all on their own, they can also be like the introductory elements you’d find in any great book, movie, or play. They set the scene and the tone of what’s to come. Satisfying and intriguing, they also whet your appetite for more. They can be complex or simple. One of our favourites in fact, is an incredibly delicious Salade Caprese where dark balsamic vinegar is drizzled over fresh tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. There are so many things you can do with starters and so many ways you can be creative. Your guests will love you for it!

Sweet Potato Crostinis

Savory, sweet, and scrumptious!! Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes, cut into thin rounds – approx. 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch wide 2 Tbs. Olive Us Tuscan Herb Olive Oil (or other Olive Us olive oil, Wild Mushroom & Sage, Greek Sage Fused Olive Oil, etc.) Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1/4 lb. gorgonzola cheese, crumbled…
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Olive Us Artichoke & Red Pepper Hummus

Another delicious variation of our Olive Us Hummus that’ll keep you coming back for more!! Ingredients: 1 can chickpeas, drained 1/2 C. Artichoke Red Pepper Bruschetta (available at Olive Us) 2 Tbsp Olive Us Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic (or Oregano, or Neapolitan Herb) 1 Tbsp Olive Us Dark Toasted Sesame Oil 1/3 C. Olive Us…
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Olive Us Beet Hummus

As delicious as it it gorgeous… this beet hummus is a beautiful variation of our Olive Us Hummus! Ingredients: 2 – 3 small or 1 large beet (red, orange, or yellow), cooked 3 Tbsp Olive Us Black Current Dark Balsamic (or Fig, Neapolitan Herb, or Black Cherry) 2 Tbsp Olive Us Dark Toasted Sesame Oil…
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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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Baked Pita Chips

Make your own homemade pita chips using your Olive Us Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO) and sea salts!  Quick, crispy and easy to make… you can make all kinds of fabulous flavours for any dip or snack! 1 package Pita bread (about 6-8 inches wide) 2 Tablespoons Olive Us EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) of…
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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…
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