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Courtesy of Peggy, Rockville, NY, a recipe for Strawberry, Fig & Basil Salad.
- 1 shallot, finely diced
- 2 TBSP Vanilla & Fig Balsamic Vinegar (can substitute with sherry vinegar)
- 1 cup fresh sliced strawberries
- 4 ripe Black Mission Figs
- 1/2 Cup TOOC Fresh Basil Olive Oil
- 2 handfuls fresh arugula
- 3/4 C fresh flat leaf parsley
- 1/2 Cup fresh mint leaves
- 1 handful young, tender frisee
- Fresh cracked pepper to taste
- 2 ounces goat cheese, chilled
- Sea Salt to taste
Combine shallot and vinegar in a small bowl with a pinch of salt. Let stand for 10-15 minutes.
Trim fig stems, removing anything fibrous but preserving the teardrop shape. Cut into quarters lengthwise and set aside.
Whisk olive oil into the vinegar and shallot mixture. Combine the greens and herbs and gently toss with just enough vinaigrette to lightly coat. .
Place the greens on a serving platter and nestle the fig quarters and strawberries around the greens. Crumble the goat cheese on top. .
Drizzle any remaining vinaigrette over the fruit and cheese and serve immediately.
Yield: Serves 4 Learn More
Bring some flavor to the rice side of the plate with this fun recipe. This recipe brings some flavor to the rice side of the plate. Sent to us by Grace in Livonia, Michigan.
- 1 C Long Grain White Rice
- 2 C Chicken Stock
- 2 T TOOC Fajita Frenzy Olive Oil
- 2 T Fresh chopped Cilantro
Bring rice, stock and oil to boil in a saucepan over medium high heat.Reduce heat and cover, simmering 20-25 minutes.Add herbs and salt as desired.Serve immediately. Learn More
Our D’Luscious Lemon Olive Oil brings the fresh pressed flavors of summertime lemons to this pasta dish.
- 1 pound fresh, medium thickness asparagus, tough ends trimmed
- 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest
- 1/4 cup TOOC D’Luscious Lemon Olive Oil
- 1 pound Penne pasta
- 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces; reserve tips separately. Cook asparagus stems in 5 to 6 quarts boiling water with 2 tablespoons salt until very tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a colander, reserving cooking water in pot, and rinse under cold water. Drain asparagus well and transfer to a food processor or blender. Cook asparagus tips in same boiling water until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer with slotted spoon to colander, reserving boiling water in pot, and rinse under cold water. Drain tips well.
Puree asparagus stems with zest, oil, and 1/2 cup asparagus cooking water. Transfer sauce to a 4-quart saucepan.Cook pasta in boiling asparagus cooking water for about three-fourths of the recommended cooking time (very al dente). Reserve 2 cups cooking water and drain pasta.
Add pasta, asparagus tips, and 1/2 cup reserved water to asparagus sauce and cook over high heat, stirring, 3 to 5 minutes, or until pasta is almost al dente and sauce coats pasta. Add more cooking water, 1/4 cup at a time, until sauce coats pasta but is a little loose (the cheese will thicken it slightly). Stir in Parmigiano-Reggiano and salt and pepper, to taste and cook, stirring, until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.Learn More
Great for breakfast or brunch; just add 20 minutes to the bake time.
Use quick cooking grits to save about 15 minutes of stirring. You can also make this a day ahead of time and bake in the morning For breakfast or brunch; just add 20 minutes to the bake time. (Thanks to Delynn from Spokane WA)
- 2 T TOOC Truffle Olive Oil
- 1 t sea salt
- 3 ½ C skim milk
- 2 C water
- 1 ¼ C quick cook grits
- 2 C shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 t hot pepper sauce
- ¼ t fresh ground pepper
- 5 large eggs
In a large sauce pan heat olive oil over medium heat, add salt, water and Â½ of the milk and bring to a boil. Gradually stir in grits with wire whisk. Stir constantly to avoid lumps. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. Grits will be stiff. Remove from heat and blend in cheese.
In a large bowl blend remaining ingredients with a whisk until incorporated. Gradually stir grits into egg mixture.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease shallow 2 Â½ quart casserole. Pour grits mixture into casserole. Bake 45 minutes, uncovered, until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
A creative alternative to the traditional turkey Created by HannahFresh Rosemary Olive Oil Learn More