Recipes — basil olive oil

BBQ Ratatouille

BBQ Ratatouille

BBQ Ratatouille - A unique twist on a dish that usually takes hours to develop flavour. Instead, the grill amps up the flavour quickly and the classic ingredients do their job to satisfy. Features our Basil, Garlic, and Tuscan Herb Olive Oils for a truly Italian flavour experience. Tested at our BBQ Salads Cooking Class.

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Thai Mango Salad

Thai Mango Salad

Thai Mango Salad - Light and refreshing! This leaf-free salad will add variety to your raw vegetable repertoire! Features a the Mexican Spice and Basil Olive Oils to coat the vegetables. Then the dressing, with the lovely Persian Lime Olive Oil and Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic, deserves its own showcase as it can easily be used for salads (and stir-fries!) aside from this recipe. Shows how versatile these flavours are! Tested in our Thai Cooking Class.

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Rosé Sauce

Rosé Sauce

If you have our Pomodoro Sauce made ahead of time--or any classic pasta sauce--turning it into a quick and easy Rosé is a great way to turn a meal up a notch. Features the Basil or Tuscan Herb Olive Oils. Tested in our Italy Cooking Class.

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Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan

Vegetarian comfort food. Yes! Warm and cheesy, thick and 'meat'-y. Eggplant is the perfect roasty vehicle for the rich, gooey goodness of cheese and tomato sauce! Featuring Basil Olive Oil. Tested in our Italy Cooking Class.

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Double Basil Pesto Recipe

Double Basil Pesto Recipe

Ingredients:2 c. fresh basil, packed1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese1/2 c. Basil Olive Oil3 Tbsp. walnuts3 cloves garlic (adjust to taste) Instructions: Buzz in food processor until smooth.
 Toss into 1 pound of your favorite cooked pasta.

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Berry Citrus Basil Pasta Salad

Berry Citrus Basil Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1 lb. pasta (farfalle/bowties) 1 lb. ham, cubed or 1/4 inch strips 1/4 c. plus 2 Tbsp. Basil Olive Oil 1 Tbsp. Lemon Olive Oil 1/4 c. Strawberry Balsamic 1/2 c. salted cashews (or more to taste) 2 tsp. coarse ground black pepper 1/2 c. small cubed Asiago or farmers cheese Instructions:Sauté cubed ham in 1 tablespoons of Basil Olive Oil or Lemon Olive Oil in a frying pan until lightly browned. Cook pasta al dente and drain. Put pasta into a large bowl and drizzle with the 2 tablespoons Basil Olive Oil. Mix well to coat pasta. Add...

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Traditional Caprese Salad

Traditional Caprese Salad

Traditional Caprese Salad - Simple flavours at their best. Features the beautiful Basil Olive Oil and Traditional Balsamic.

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Balsamic Vinegar Potato Salad

Balsamic Vinegar Potato Salad

Ingredients:10 medium red potatoes, diced1 small onion, chopped1/2 c. diced roasted red peppers1 - 4 oz. can sliced black olives, drained1 - 10 oz. can quartered artichoke hearts, drained1/2 c. Oregano White Balsamic 3 tsp. Basil Olive Oil1/2 tsp. mustard powder2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley Instructions: Place potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until tender. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl. Add the onion, red peppers, olives, and artichokes to the bowl with the potatoes. In a separate bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive...

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Balsamic Chicken Salad

Balsamic Chicken Salad

Ingredients: 3 c. diced cold, cooked chicken 1 c. diced apple 1/2 c. diced celery 2 green onions, chopped 1/2 c. chopped walnuts 3 Tbsp. Traditional Balsamic 5 Tbsp. Mild Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or try Basil, Tuscan Herb, or Garlic) salt and pepper, to taste Instructions: In a large bowl, toss together the chicken, apple, celery, onion, and walnuts. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar and oil and pour over the salad. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and mix well. Let rest 10 to 15 minutes, mix again and chill.

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Italian Fresh Vegetable Salad

Italian Fresh Vegetable Salad

Italian Fresh Vegetable Salad - A nice addition to your salad repertoire, it's always nice to have something different along with delicious. Using our Basil Olive Oil and our Honey Pepper Vinegar.

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Greek Style Marinated Veggies

Greek Style Marinated Veggies

Ingredients:4-5 cocktail tomatoes1 medium English cucumber1 medium sweet onion2 Tbsp. Basil Olive Oil2 Tbsp. Oregano White Balsamic VinegarFeta cheese for toppingsalt and freshly ground pepper, to taste6-8 asparagus tips (optional) Instructions: Quarter the tomatoes. Score the skin on the cucumber, cut in 1/4 inch slices, cut slices in half to form half moons. Cut onion in very thin slices and break into circles. Blanche asparagus tips ( if using) for 1 min in boiling water Cool in ice water. Arrange the veggies on a platter mix together. Drizzle the oil and vinegar over all and gently mix. Sprinkle with the...

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Springtime Strawberry Spinach Salad

Springtime Strawberry Spinach Salad

Ingredients: 1/2. c. Chevre Goat Cheese (or your choice of a soft cheese) 1 pint strawberries 2 Tbsp. Traditional or Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar 2 Tbsp. Basil or Blood Orange Olive Oil 10-15 spinach leaves, stems removed salt and pepper Instructions: In a large bowl, toss the goat cheese with the strawberries. Drizzle with balsamic and olive oil. Serve on top of spinach leaves. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Tested in Salads and Desserts Cooking Class

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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup - The Traditional Balsamic elevates this soup and helps to balance the richness from the onions and beef stock. Garlic and Basil Olive Oils are also featured, with Basil being the surprise flavour profile. Tested in our Chilis and Soups Cooking Class to rave reviews!

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Stuffed Caprese Salad

Stuffed Caprese Salad

Stuffed Caprese Salad - An adorable appetizer! This small bite just pops with flavour as it is enhanced by the Basil or Tuscan Herb Olive Oils and the Traditional Balsamic. Alternately, try amping up a dull batch of tomatoes with the Oregano White Balsamic instead! Tested in a Private Cooking Class.

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Rustic Bruchetta with Heirloom Tomatoes

Rustic Bruchetta with Heirloom Tomatoes

Ingredients:6 c. tomatoes (mixture of pear, grape and cherry tomatoes3/4 c. Robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil1/4 c. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar1 c. chopped scallions1 c. fresh basil (thinly sliced)1 clove garlic minced3 loaves Ciabatta bread sliced in half (horizontally) or Bordalaise Bread1/2 c. Basil Olive Oil Instructions: Mix together first 6 ingredients and marinate for 2 hours at room temperature. Brush bread with Basil Olive Oil and broil in oven until edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and slice in 2 inches slices. Plate tomatoes in the middle of a platter and surround with sliced bread.

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