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!

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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Olive Us Savory Whipped Feta Dip

This dip is so addictive that you’ll want to serve it again and again, not just for parties, but for yourself too! So many possibilities with this basic recipe… so go ahead & play! Ingredients: 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled and at room temperature 3 ounces whipped cream cheese, at room temperature 6 cloves roasted…
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Pear & Cheese Baguette Bites

Olive Us Denissimo Dark Balsamic is thick, rich and simply decadent! Barrel aged up to 25 years, this dark balsamic is lovely to drizzle or dip! Make this elegant starter with a spread of Fig & Walnut Wine preserves on slices of fresh baguette, sliced pear, warm Camembert or Brie, sprinkled with walnuts & pistachios……
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Honey Soy Ginger Chicken Wings

These wings are spectacularly delicious and incredibly addictive. Ingredients: 2 pounds chicken wings 4 slices ginger 3 green onions, thinly sliced 2 Tablespoons Olive Us Garlic Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon Olive Us Cayenne Olive Oil 1/2 cup Olive Us Tangerine Dark Balsamic 1/4 cup honey 1/2 Tablespoons light soy sauce 1 teaspoon Olive Us Dark…
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Kale Chips with Wildfire Smoked Sea Salt

This easy recipe features our WildFire Sea Salt, a mouthwatering blend of crisp & clean Northwest sea salt combined with fresh garlic and rosemary, all smoked over hand-picked Pecan wood. Ingredients: 1 Package Baby Kale (prewashed if available) per batch 1 Tbsp Olive Us Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil (single varietal, fused or infused)…
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Fresh Mango Salsa

Fresh salsa is quick to make and lends itself to spur of the moment adaptations!  Make it the way you like it!  Fantastic for dipping or to dress up a meal!! Ingredients: 2 – 3 mangoes, peeled, pitted and chopped 1 – 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 small red onion (or more to taste), diced…
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