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!

Crispy Fried Feta

The perfect, just-salty-enough addition to pasta, wraps, avo toast, and salads or served with tomatoes as an appetizer! 2 Tbsp Olive Us Garlic Olive Oil (or Lemon, Persian Lime, Herbs de Provence, or Tuscan Herb olive oil) 1 (200g) container feta, patted dry and sliced 1cm thick 3 Tbsp cornstarch pepper to taste Dried chili…
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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 Fig Dark Balsamic (or Elderberry, Neapolitan Herb, or Black Cherry) 2 Tbsp Olive Us Dark Toasted Sesame Oil 1/3…
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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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