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Sauces and Salsas

Sauces and Salsas to Complete Your Meals:

Our sauce and salsa recipes will put the finishing touches on your favorite meals. Who knew olive oil could be so versatile? Temecula Olive Oil Company did! That's who.

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  1. Strawberry and Cucumber Salsa

    Strawberry and Cucumber Salsa

    A light and tangy-sweet summer salad that is refreshing and unique.
    Ingredients:
    • 1 English (hothouse) cucumber
    • 1/2 t. salt
    • 1 pint fresh strawberries
    • 2 scallions
    • 1 T. California Balsamico
    • 2 T. mint or parsley, chopped
    Preparation:
    Peel half of the cucumber, halve it crosswise (scooping out any seeds you may find). Cut each half lengthwise into strips, then cut the strips crosswise into small dice. Place in a colander over the sink or a rimmed plate or bowl, toss with salt and set aside for 10 to 15 minutes to draw out the juices. Hull strawberries, rinsing them only if they are sandy.

    Slice and place them in a bowl with the sliced white and tender green parts of 2 scallions. Rinse the diced cucumber, drain on paper towels and add to the strawberries and scallions. Stir in balsamic vinegar and chopped mint or parsley. Season to taste with sugar, salt and pepper.

    Serve at room temperature.

    Yield: Makes 2 cups Learn More
  2. Pistou

    Pistou

    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.
    Ingredients:
    • 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

    Preparation:
    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
  3. Simple Fresh Tomato Sauce

    Simple Fresh Tomato Sauce

    Courtesy of Dan from Denver, CO, featuring Temecula Fresh Basil Olive Oil
    Ingredients:
    • 6 T. TOOC Fresh Basil Olive Oil
    • 1 medium Yellow Onion cut into 1/4-inch slices
    • 1 medium carrot, peeled and halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
    • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
    • Hot Pepper flakes to taste (optional)
    • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 4 pounds ripe, fragrant heirloom tomatoes, cored and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
    • 1/4 C chopped parsley
    Preparation:
    Heat large Dutch oven or heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat.

    Add 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, the onion, and carrot and season with a pinch of salt and red pepper flakes. Cover and gently cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

    Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, then add the tomatoes and stir to combine. Cover again and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes are very juicy, 10-15 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes.

    Add the parsley and cook 5 minutes more. Stir in remaining Olive Oil. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary. If it's too acidic, add a pinch of sugar. If it's too sweet a drop of red wine vinegar.

    If you would like a thicker sauce cook down until it reaches the desired consistency. Learn More
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    Bruschetta Recipe

    This flavorful Bruschetta made with our early harvest, Le Caprice de Nature olive oil, is the perfect complement to any crostini!

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    Mango Salsa

    This sweet and tangy salsa, created with our Fajita Frenzy olive oil that is made with Persian limes, will knock off your socks! It's a tasty compliment to our Jamaican Jerk Chicken recipe.

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    Le Caprice Creamy Pesto

    Here's our creamy twist on traditional pesto sauce with our early harvest, Le Caprice de Nature Olive Oil.

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