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Ways to Use Basil Infused Olive Oil

Caprese Salad: Add even more flavor to your caprese salad by using basil olive oil rather than plain olive oil. Baked Potatoes: Drizzle basil olive oil onto baked potatoes then add freshly grated parmesan cheese.Pizza: Just before serving, drizzle pizza with basil oilCrostini: Brush toasted baguette slices with basil olive oil and top with ricotta cheese. [...]

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Oven Dried Tomatoes with EVOO

YIELDS: 5 - 7 servingsPREP TIME: 10 minsCOOK TIME: 5 hrsTOTAL TIME: 5 hrs 10 mins280 CaloriesIngredients2 pounds plum, Roma tomatoes, or large cherry tomatoesSprigs of Fresh Herbs such as oregano, marjoram, and/or thyme1 teaspoon kosher salt1 1/2 cups EVOO or infused olive oil of your choiceInstructionsPreheat the oven to 250 F.Wash and dry the [...]

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Huli-Huli Oven Chicken

YIELDS: 6 - 8 ServingsPREP TIME: 2 HrsCOOK TIME: 50 MinsTOTAL TIME: 2 Hrs 50 Mins390 CALORIESMarinade Ingredients:1/3 cup soy sauce1/4 cup saba pre-balsamic1/4 cup honey1/3 cup Blackberry Ginger Balsamic1-2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil1-2 pieces ginger root, crushed3 cloves garlic, crushed3 Tablespoons Baklouti Green Chili Olive Oil or Green Limonato Olive OilScallions for garnish4 lbs [...]

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Lemon Olive Oil & Almond Biscotti

Ingredients 1/2 cup Lemon Olive Oil3 large eggs1 cup white sugar3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon baking powder1 1/2 cups whole almonds, toasted1 teaspoon almond extractDirectionsPreheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.In a medium bowl, beat together the olive oil, eggs, sugar and almond extract until [...]

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Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

YIELDS approx. 1/2 cup of dressing10 min Prep Time10 min Total Time175 CaloriesIngredients:1/2 cup garlic infused olive oil, divided1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheeseKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1 egg yolk1 tablespoon juice from 1 lemon4 anchovies1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauceDirections:Combine egg yolk, lemon juice, anchovies, Worcestershire sauce and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese in the [...]

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White Bean and Tomato Appetizer Salad with Basil Olive Oil

Adapted from “White Bean and Tomato Appetizer” Recipe in The Pink Ribbon Diet by Mary Flynn and Nancy Verde BarrYIELDS 2-3 Appetizer Sized Servings10 min Prep Time10 min Total Time175 CaloriesIngredients: 2 cups mixed salad greens or arugula½ cup canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed1 cup chopped fresh tomato6 large olives, pitted and chopped3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley1 [...]

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Diary Free Persian Lime Cardamom Cookies

Ingredients3 cups unbleached flour2 cups granulated sugar1 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons baking powder2 teaspoons green cardamom seeds, freshly ground1 cup Persian Lime infused olive oil2 large eggs, whiskedDirectionsPreheat the oven to 350 F.In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large mixing bowl, add the sugar, oil, and eggs. [...]

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White Balsamic & Cider Mustard

Ingredients 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons yellow or brown mustard seedsAbout 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 ounces) mustard powder1/2 cup Gravenstein Apple White Balsamic vinegar1/2 cup flat hard apple cider1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt1 Granny Smith or Gravenstein or similar tart apple, peeled, cored and finely gratedDirectionsSoak the mustard seeds: Place the mustard seeds [...]

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Balsamic Shrubs and Sodas

Ever heard of a balsamic shrub? This colonial-era concoction has come back into fashion as a healthy alternative to drinking soda. Made by combining water, vinegar, and fruit, these scrumptious drinks are easy to make and can be altered to fit every occasion. You can even substitute in sparkling water to make a refreshing balsamic [...]

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Steak with Strawberry Balsamic Salsa

Adapted from Steak with Strawberry-Balsamic Salsa by Maryse Chevriere at thedailymeal.comPhoto Credit: Maryse Chevriere Yield 2Prep Time 5 MinCook Time 10 MinTotal Time 15 Min411 CaloriesIngredients: 1/2 lb top round or flank steakSalt and pepper to taste4 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar (Traditional, Neapolitan, Espresso, or Chocolate)2 - 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive OilSalsa: 8 - 10 strawberries, tops removed and [...]

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