Recipes — Tuscan Herb Olive Oil

Mediterranean Salad

Mediterranean Salad

Ingredients: 2 each (6" long) day-old French rolls, cut into 1" square cubes 7 Tbsp. Tuscan Herb Olive Oil 2 Tbsp. Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley leaves 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. coarse ground black pepper 4 c. fresh spinach leaves, torn into bite-size pieces 1 - 6 oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts, chopped 1/2 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced 1/2 c. sliced black olives 4 boneless strip steaks (1" thick) 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese Instructions: Preheat oven to 350F. Spread bread cubes in...

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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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Spinach and Bacon Salad

Spinach and Bacon Salad

Ingredients: 1 lb. spinach1/2 lb. mushrooms, sliced3 hard boiled eggs, sliced10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (save fat)1/2 c. Tuscan Herb Olive Oil or Herbes de Provence Olive Oil3 Tbsp. bacon fat1/4 c. ketchup1/4 c. Pinot Nero Balsamic (or try Oregano White Balsamic)1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce2 Tbsp. sugar1/2 small onion, grated Instructions: Put spinach, mushrooms, and eggs in a bowl. Cook bacon and crumble on top of salad. Mix bacon fat, ketchup, vinegar, oil, Worcestershire, sugar, and onions. Pour over salad and serve immediately.

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Ingredients:1 Tbsp. Tuscan Olive Oil6 slices bacon cut into small pieces and trimmed of most fat1 lg. onion chopped1 clove garlic4 c. water2 stalks celery1 lb. (approx) mushrooms chopped (slice a few to add later if you like the texture of cooked mushrooms)1 Tbsp. VE Sun-Dried tomato dip mix or Tomato Parmesan Cheese Ball mix4 c. chicken broth3 c. cream or milk or part cream part milk1/4 c. Parmesan cheese Instructions: Saute bacon, onions, garlic in tusacn oil until onion is cooked. Add water, celery, chopped mushrooms, seasoning. Bring to boil and simmer until celery is soft. Using hand blender...

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Zuppa Tuscana Soup

Zuppa Tuscana Soup

Ingredients:1 lb. Italian sausage3 Tbsp. Tuscan Herb Olive Oil1 onion, chopped2 tsp. red pepper flakes1/2 lb. bacon, cut into small pieces1 tsp. minced garlic1 tsp. Garlic Oil5 chicken bouillon cubesapprox 10 c. water2 potatoes thinly sliced1 c. heavy (whipping) cream2 c. kale, choppedshredded Parmesan/Mozzarella cheese Instructions: in a large soup pot, begin to brown Italian sausage in Tuscan oil, add onions, red pepper flakes, bacon, minced garlic and garlic oil. Stir in desired amount of water along with bouillon cubes, and potatoes, once ready to serve add 2 cups kale for an additional 5-10  min. and stir in a heavy...

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Tuscan Coleslaw

Tuscan Coleslaw

Ingredients:1 bag coleslaw mix1 pkg instant noodles broken1/2 c. Tuscan Herb Olive Oil3 Tbsp. Cinnamon Pear Balsamicseasoning package from instant noodles2 Tbsp. soy sauce1 Tbsp. sugar Instructions: Mix olive oil, vinegar, seasoning from noodles, soy sauce and sugar, pour over coleslaw and add noodles.

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BBQ Chicken Salad

BBQ Chicken Salad

BBQ Chicken Salad - Say goodbye to boring lettuce on your plate! The melt in your mouth, saucy chicken in the star of the show. Featuring the Espresso Balsamic, Lemon White Balsamic, and many more flavours combined from the other features in this salad.

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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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Tomato Basil Dip

Tomato Basil Dip

Ingredients:1/2 c. cream cheese2 tsp. Fire in the Kitchen Veggie Blaze or 1-2 tsp. dried basil2 tomatoes, chopped1 Tbsp. Basil Olive Oil1 Tbsp. Tuscan Herb Olive Oil1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese Instructions: Mix the cream cheese and Veggie Blaze together and let sit for a couple of hours in the fridge. In a bowl mix together tomatoes and oils. Let marinate for at least one hour. To serve, spread cream cheese on bottom of serving plate. Top cream cheese with tomato mixture (use a slotted spoon to eliminate some of the liquid). Top with shredded cheese. Serve with multigrain tortilla...

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Cranberry Brie Crostini

Cranberry Brie Crostini

Ingredients:1 pkg. cranberries1 c. sugar1/2 c. water1 Brie wheel1 baguette3 Tbsp. Tuscan Herb Olive Oil2 Tbsp. Cranberry Pear Balsamic Vinegar Instructions: Add water, sugar and cranberries into saucepan, bring to a boil continuing to stir. Once they have boiled for 3 minutes, simmer for 10 minutes continuing to stir. Mix together the Tuscan Herb Olive Oil and Cranberry Pear Balsamic. Cut the baguette into slices, brush the baguette with the Tuscan Herb and the Cranberry Pear mixture, then toast at 275F for 5 minutes. Let cool. Spread 1 tsp cranberry sauce on top of baguette and top with a slice...

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Tomato and Basil Tart

Tomato and Basil Tart

Ingredients:2 med. (12oz.) heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/8 inch thick slices2 Tbsp. thinly sliced basil leavesExtra Virgin Olive Oil for drizzlingkosher salt1 (9 inch) refrigerated pie crust or toasted flat breadFor the Pesto:2 c. fresh basil leaves1/4 c. toasted pine nuts1/2 tsp kosher salt, plus more to taste1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste1/2 to 2/3 c. Tuscan Herb Olive Oil or Medium Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese Instructions: For the Crust: Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place pie crust on...

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Cucumber Bites

Cucumber Bites

Cucumber Bites - Delightfully cool, creamy and rich! These bites are on the healthy side, but still so fun and pleasing to make, serve, and eat! Featuring Lemon, Dill, and Tuscan Herb Olive Oils, with the Pinot Nero White Balsamic. Served at our Customer Appreciation Days.

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Pork Steak and Summery Grilled Vegetables

Pork Steak and Summery Grilled Vegetables

Ingredients:Steaks:4 medium pork shoulder steaks3 Tbsp. Tuscan Herbs Olive Oil (or try Mesquite Smoke Olive Oil)3 Tbsp. Peach White Balsamic2 Tbsp. Fire in the Kitchen Veggie Blaze or SmokeaterVegetables:2 stalks celery2 peppers, any color1 med-large beet1 c. cauliflower1 c. broccoli1 c. mushrooms2 Tbsp. Dill Olive Oil, plus some for drizzling1 Tbsp. Peach White Balsamicsea salt and pepper Instructions: Lay meat on cutting board in single layer. Pat dry with paper towels. Drizzle with Tuscan Herb Olive Oil and Peach White Balsamic and rub to coat meat entirely with oil and vinegar. Sprinkle on Veggie Blaze and rub to coat meat...

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Baked Stuffed Pasta with Pumpkin or Hamburger

Baked Stuffed Pasta with Pumpkin or Hamburger

Ingredients:Pumpkin or Hamburger Filling: 2 c. canned pumpkin OR  browned hamburger meat1/2 of an onion1 clove garlic1/2 c. shredded zucchini1/2 c. Ricotta cheese2 Tbsp. Garlic Olive Oil (or try Tuscan or Basil Olive Oil)1/2 tsp.  Smoked Pepper (or fresh ground pepper)Pasta and Sauce:1 pkg. Pacherri pasta (or Cannelloni)1 - 28 oz. can diced tomatoes6 oz. tomato paste1/2 of an onion1 clove garlic2 Tbsp. Tuscan Herb Olive Oil2 Tbsp. dried oregano2 Tbsp. dried basilOther:Mozzarella or Parmesan for toppingRoasted Pumpkin Seed Oil for finishingInstructions: In a large frying pan, saute onion, garlic, and zucchini in Garlic Olive Oil until soft. Add pumpkin...

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Italian Sausage Pasta with Creamy Rosé Sauce

Italian Sausage Pasta with Creamy Rosé Sauce

Ingredients:1/4 lb. pasta (like Italian Paccheri)1 1/2-2 medium size Roma tomatoes2 Tbsp. Garlic Olive Oil (or try Tuscan Herb or Basil Olive Oil)1/16 tsp. salt1/16 tsp. black pepper2 1/2 fresh basil leaves (or 1 heaping Tbsp. dried basil)1/2 c. heavy cream1/4 c. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar1/4 c. Feta cheesepinch Parmesan cheese, for garnish4 Italian Sausage links Instructions: Pasta: Boil pasta as per directions on box until al dente. Drain and transfer to bowl.Bruschetta Mix: Wash, core, and dice tomatoes to 1/4 inch pieces, and place in small bowl. Wash, dry, and cut basil leaves into thin strips. Combine tomatoes, basil 2...

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