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This delicious hummus serves 6 to 8 as an appetizer
- 2 cups (450 g) dry chick peas (garbanzo beans) - about 5 cups cooked
- 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) tahini (sesame paste)
- 3/4 cup (12 tablespoons) lemon juice - freshly pressed
- 3 cloves garlic - peeled
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup water (use chickpea cooking water, if you have it available) - optional
- 2 or more tablespoons D'Luscious Lemon Olive Oil
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat Italian parsley - as garnish
Cook the chick peas and drain them. Crush and mash the garbanzo beans with a food mill or blender.
Add the salt and peeled garlic cloves to a mortar and crush them. Add the tahini and lemon juice alternately to the same mortar and mix well with the pestle or a wooden spoon.
Pour the tahini mixture over the pureed chick peas, and work it with a whisker or wooden spoon until you obtain a smooth and thick, but soft paste.
Pour the hummus onto a shallow serving plate.
A moment before serving, drizzle the D'Luscious Lemon Olive Oil in the center and garnish with the chopped parsley
Serve chilled or at room temperature with radishes, pickles and green onions, as it is done traditionally.
Serves: 6 to 8 as appetizerLearn More
The different colored peppers add flare to the table when presented.
- 4 large bell peppers, assorted colors
- 2 cups dry rice
- 1 cup carrots
- 1 cup celery
- 4 tomatoes
- 2 mild onions
- 4 T Bar-b-que Spice Rub
- 2 t Salish Sea Salt
- Roasted Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Shredded cheddar or cheese of your choice
- Lemon Citrus Olives (Optional)
Cook rice as you normally would, adding Bar-b-que Spice Rub and Salish Salt to the water before cooking. While the rice is cooking coarsely chop the carrots, celery, tomatoes, and onions, putting them in a large mixing bowl when done. Wash, slice, and hollow bell peppers lengthwise so that you have eight boats (At this point you can take the bell peppers and place them cut side up on a preheated grill to give them char lines for presentation.) When rice is fully cooked add to mixing bowl of veggies. Drizzle with Garlic EVOO to taste. (While the exact amount of oil that you use is up to you, you want enough moisture so that the rice mixture is very sticking.) Mix well and generously spoon into bell pepper boats, placing boats in large, ungreased Pyrex pan. At this point the dish can be covered and refrigerated for up to 48 hours. Place uncovered in a preheated 450 degree oven for about 30-45 minutes. The exact cooking time will depend on the core temperature of the dish, if it is coming from the refrigerator it will take the whole 45 minutes, or more, to fully reheat. The bell peppers should be firm, but soft to the touch when they are done cooking. Once they are fully cooked, pull out of the oven, and sprinkle with the cheese, and place a single olive in the middle of the pepper (optional). Place back in the oven for 2-3 minutes to melt the cheese. Serve and enjoy!Learn More
This delicious truffle barley soup is terrific in cold weather months. Thanks to Delynn from Spokane WA for sharing with us!
- ¾ C barley
- 2 T Le Caprice de Nature
- 3 medium size celery stalks sliced
- 1 large onion chopped
- 1 ½ pounds mushrooms thickly sliced (assorted varieties works nicely)
- 2 T tomato paste
- 2 13 ¾ to 14 ½ ounce cans organic beef broth
- 5 medium size carrots, cut in ¼ inch thick slices
- ¼ C dry Sherry
- 1 ½ t sea salt
- TOOC White Truffle Olive Oil for drizzling
- Fresh sage
In a 3 quart saucepan over high heat, heat barley and 4 Cups water to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 minutes Drain barley; set aside.
Meanwhile, in Dutch oven or saucepot over medium high heat, heat Le Caprice add celery onion and cook 8 to 10 minutes until golden stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms and cook until lightly browned stirring occasionally.
On medium high heat add tomato paste and cook, stirring 2 minutes. Add beef broth, carrots, sherry, salt, barley and 4 cups water; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20-25 minutes until carrots and barley are tender.
Serve in bowls and drizzle each with TOOC White Truffle Olive Oil. Garnish with fresh Sage.
Basil and Chicken - That’s It!
This simple chicken recipe is a quick and easy addition to various dishes all week. Chop it and add it to your salad at lunch or heat and serve with your favorite rice or pasta.
- Fresh Basil or Citrus Olive Oil
- Boneless chicken breast
Take a small amount of Fresh Basil Olive Oil (this works great with the Citrus too!) and coat the bottom of a baking pan with it. Place your chicken in the pan and drizzle a little bit more of the Fresh Basil Olive Oil. Bake at 425 for 30-40 min. Remove from heat and sprinkle a pinch of salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste.
This chicken is a quick and easy addition to various dishes all week. Chop it and add it to your salad at lunch, heat and serve with your favorite rice or pasta —how about our delicious Tomato Basil Pasta!ï¿½ Or just eat it alone as a quick and easy meal or snack.
Serves: 4 or variesLearn More
A great new twist for your summer salad! You'll love this delightful blend of fruits, vegetables and California-grown olives.
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 orange bell pepper
- 1 medium-sized Maui onion, chopped
- 1 pkg. curly pasta of your choice
- 2 T Vanilla and Fig Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 cup Citrus Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 t Salish Smoked Sea Salt, finely ground
- 1 pkg. Feta cheese
- 1 pkg, pine nuts, raw, unsalted
- 1 cup chopped olives, more torn then cut (I like to use half Mission Olives and half Tuscan Spiced Balsamic Olives)
- Fresh edible flowers (optional)
Cook pasta as directed on package. Wash and quarter bell peppers, remove seeds and place them on a preheated grill until slightly soft and beginning to char. Remove from the grill, remove charred area and carefully chop the bell peppers. Toss drained pasta, peppers, onion, feta cheese, pine nuts and chopped olives together in a generous bowl. Whisk vinegar, olive oil and salt together and drizzle over the salad. Serve well-chilled, garnished with fresh edible flowers.
This chicken is flavored with fresh sage leaves and our Olivescca Olives.
The rosemary garnish makes a beautiful presentation!
- 1-2 lbs. Thinly Sliced or Chopped Raw Chicken
- 1 T Salish Sea Salt
- 3/4 C Olivasecca Olives, rinsed
- 3/4 C Dry Toasted Pine Nuts
- 10 Whole Fresh Sage Leaves
- 1 Pkg. Whole Wheat Couscous
- 2 1/2 T Rosemary Reserve Olive Oil
In a large bowl, combine chicken, sage, 1/2 T Salish, cover and shake to coat chicken with oil and salt. Place in refrigerator to marinade 2-3 hours (all day would be best). Prepare couscous as directed, using 1 1/2 T Rosemary EVOO in place of butter and finely ground Salish Sea Salt for table salt. While couscous is standing, heat 1-2 T Rosemary EVOO in large skillet and saut chicken (including the sage leaves). After couscous has been fluffed, add chicken, pine nuts, olives, and toss lightly. Garnish sprigs of fresh rosemary and/or sage and serve. For moister couscous drizzle with extra Rosemary EVOO when tossing everything together.Learn More
Try this delicious recipe for scallops enhanced with our flavorful Rotture di Oro olive oil.
- Preheat Oven to 425 degrees
- 1 1/2 lb sugar snap peas cleaned
- 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 1/4 cup Rotture di Oro Olive Oil
- Sea salt & fresh ground Pepper
- 2 lbs Bay or Sea Scallops
Boil sugar snap peas in salted water about one minute until bright green. Cut out 6, 12 squares of aluminum foil. Spread foil in a single layer on your work surface. Divide scallops and sugar snap peas evenly among them placing the mixture in the center of the squares. Season the scallops and peas with salt pepper and zest. Bring the outer edges of the foil up as if you were going to fold it in half. This should help make a "cup' so the contents don't pour out. Drizzle the Rotture di Oro over the scallops. Fold the top edges of the foil over to enclose the top and the fold the side edges and crease tightly so that it forms a tight seal. Place the packets in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake 7-10 minutes. Remove packets and place on individual plates. Be careful when you open the packets. Steam will be hot. Serve with rice.
Yield: Serves 6Learn More
If you prefer, you can substitute large shiitake mushrooms, porcini, and thick slices of puffball mushrooms for the Portobellos.
This is a meatless dish, but not a vegetarian one—the meat is on the side. If you prefer, you can substitute large shiitake mushrooms, porcini, and thick slices of puffball mushrooms for the Portobellos.
- 1/2 cup Mission Olive Oil, plus 2 tablespoons
- 2 tablespoons minced shallot
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 1 1/2 cups double-strength Chicken Stock, or 3 cups canned
- low-salt chicken broth boiled until reduced by half
- Gray salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 4 large fresh Portobello mushrooms, gills removed
- 4 good handfuls baby spinach
- 1 recipe Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Soft Polenta
Prepare the grill and let it burn down to medium-hot coals. While waiting for the grill to be ready, make the sauce. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until hot. Add the shallot and cook briefly until soft and light brown. Add 1 teaspoon of the thyme and stir. Then add the red wine, bring to a boil, and cook until reduced to about 1/4 cup. Add the stock, return to a boil, and continue to cook until reduced to about 3/4 cup. Season with salt and pepper.
Measure 2 tablespoons sauce into a medium bowl and whisk in the red wine vinegar. While whisking rapidly, drizzle in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Taste for salt and pepper. Set the vinaigrette aside until ready to assemble the dish. Whisk the butter into the remaining sauce, season with salt and pepper to taste, and keep warm.
a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup olive oil, the balsamic vinegar, the garlic, and the remaining 1 teaspoon thyme. Holding the mushrooms one at a time over the bowl, spoon the marinade over them and let the excess run back into the bowl. Repeat until the mushrooms have been well coated all over. (This method prevents the mushrooms from absorbing too much marinade.) Lay the mushrooms on a plate and season both sides with salt and pepper.
Place the mushrooms, gill side down, on the grill and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides and cooked through, about 4 minutes total. Remove and keep warm.
Add the spinach to the vinaigrette and toss well. Divide the potatoes among 4 warm plates. Top with the mushrooms, gill side up, and spoon the sauce onto the mushrooms and over the potatoes. Top with the spinach salad and serve immediately.Learn More
A fun, delicious chicken recipe with a pleasant rosemary flavor
- Whole chicken legs - drumsticks and split breasts are also fine
- 2 tablespoons Fresh Rosemary Olive Oil
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- 4 small sprigs thyme
- Ginger root - grated, or use 3/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 6 leaves fresh marjoram - chopped, or use 1/2 teaspoon of dried marjoram
- Sweet ground red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 4 lime slices - Replace with 2 lemon slices if you don't have limes
- A short dash of soy sauce
Sprinkle some freshly grated ginger on both sides of the chicken legs. Scatter the marjoram, a few pinches of red sweet pepper, the turmeric and salt to taste on both sides of the chicken pieces.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet or frying pan. Add the rosemary and thyme sprigs. When the olive oil is hot, add the chicken legs and brown each side uncovered for 5 minutes over low-medium heat. You should begin to see a nice crust.
lace 2 lime slices on top of each chicken piece and squeeze a little bit of lime juice over them too. If you use lemon use only 1 slice for each chicken leg, because lemons aren't as sweet as limes.
Pour a short dash of soy sauce over the chicken legs. Turn down the heat a little bit and cover. Cook each side for 10 minutes. It's advisable to turn over the fried chicken pieces twice during the cooking time.
Prep time: 5 minutes.Learn More
Cooking time: 30 minutes.
This Italian vegetable dish makes a great appetizer, side dish or snack!
- An assortment of spring or summer vegetables (baby carrots, fennel, sweet bell pepper, snap peas etc.) or, fall vegetables such as mushrooms, potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes
- Just Dip It Oil or Le Caprice D'Nature Olive Oil for dipping
- Sea salt & fresh ground pepper
Blanch or roast a selection of fresh seasonal vegetables. If you prefer them raw that is nice as well. Arrange on a plate and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
In individual dipping dishes pour olive oil and season with sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste. Dip your veggies and enjoy!Learn More