Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Recipes
Looking for new ways to use your favorite olive oils and vinegars? At the Temecula Olive Oil Company we love recipes. For years now we've experimented with recipes of all sorts and posted some of our favorites here to share with you. So whether you're feeling like a balsamic vinegar recipe for your salad or a delicious margarita pizza with a spicy kick, we hope you'll enjoy our olive oil and balsamic vinegar recipes as much as we do.
We know that there are so many others out there who love cooking with olive oil and balsamic vinegar just as much as we do and we'd love to hear about those recipes as well. So don't hesitate to send us your favorite recipes.
Olive oil and balsamic vinegar recipes to make your life even tastier.
Pistou is a variation of Italian pesto. It makes a great sauce or condiment for pasta dishes, fish, chicken, vegetables, and soup. Submitted by Leesa from Plymouth, MA.
- 2 C sorrel or basil, tough stems removed
- 3 cloves garlic
- ½ C grated parmesan cheese
- ½ C Le Caprice de Nature
- Dash of fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ t course sea salt
- 1/8 t fresh ground pepper
Combine sorrel, walnuts, garlic, and parmesan in bowl of food processor And pulse until finely chopped. With motor running, drizzle in 6 tablespoons Le Caprice and process until smooth. Add lemon juice, slat and pepper. Spoon into small bowl and top with remaining Le Caprice. Refrigerate until ready to use. To serve; use as a vegetable dip, bread dip, sandwich spread, in bean soup, tossed with fresh cooked pasta or on grilled meat. ENJOY! Learn 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.Learn More
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
Lamb Chops - No need to say more!
- 10-12 loin lamb chops, about 1 1/2 inches thick
- 1/2 cup Fresh Rosemary Olive Oil
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Combine all ingredients, except lamb, in a large glass bowl. Place chops in bowl and turn repeatedly to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 12 hours.
Once marinated, remove chops from fridge and allow to come to room temperature. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Remove chops from marinade and place on a lightly oiled grill rack. Cook for 8 minutes on each side.
Remove from heat, allow to rest for 3-5 minutes, and serve.
Prep time: 12 minutes.Learn More
Cooking time: 16 minutes.
Healthy and delicious salmon steaks served with a delightful lemon sauce.
- 3 tablespoons D'Luscious Lemon Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram leaves
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 4 (6 ounces each) salmon steaks
- 4 1/4-inch slices lemon
Prepare grill placing coals to one side; heat until coals are ash white. Make aluminum foil drip pan; place opposite coals.
In a small bowl, stir together olive oil, marjoram and pepper. Brush unto both sides of salmon steaks.
Place salmon steaks on grill over drip pan. Cover; grill 6 minutes. Turn fish; brush with lemon sauce. Top each salmon steak with 1 slice of fresh lemon. Cover; continue grilling until fish flakes with a fork (6 to 8 minutes)
Yield: 4 servingsLearn More