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!

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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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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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…
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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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