Category Archives: Olive Oil

Pesto Deconstructed

Ingredients 1 cup raw almonds or walnuts, roughly chopped 2-3 cups basil, roughly chopped 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2-3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup grated, fresh parmesan cheese or dry jack cheese Salt & pepper to taste

Preparation

Chop nuts and basil with a knife or use a hand held food chopper for the almonds2 cup olive oil, parmesan, salt and pepperp>

Recipe Courtesy of Food Literacy Center

Tomato Bread Salad Recipe

Ingredients

1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 2 slices artisan bread, cut into cubes > 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1-2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon fresh basil leaves, torn 1 clove garlic, minced Salt & pepper to taste

Preparation

Cut the tomatoes in halfp>

*Note: If not eaten right away, the bread becomes soggyp>

This recipe is courtesy of The California Food Literacy Center

Tomato Bread Salad Recipe

Ingredients

1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 2 slices artisan bread, cut into cubes > 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1-2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon fresh basil leaves, torn 1 clove garlic, minced Salt & pepper to taste

Preparation

Cut the tomatoes in halfp>

*Note: If not eaten right away, the bread becomes soggyp>

This recipe is courtesy of The California Food Literacy Center

Petit Tender Tangine with Chickpea

Cuts of beef can vary widely in tenderness and taste depending on where it is on the animal and how it is butcheredp>

This chef’s secret can be yours too!

Petit Tender Tagine with Chickpea

To make marinated beef: Season petite tenders with coriander, cumin, salt and pepperp>

Ingredients

Olive Oil 1/2 cup 2 Onions, diced 3 cloves Garlic, mashed 2 fingers of Ginger, diced Beef Stock, or reserve drippings and thin with water 1 can crushed tomatoes Chickpeas, pre-cooked or canned 1 lb green beans 1 cup dates, pitted cumin, coriander, saffron, chili [...]

Broiled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

The perfect appetizer for a spring dinner party! It’s quick and easy to makep>

Ingredients

1 lbp>

Pinch of Kosher Salt

Pinch of Pepper

1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

8 ounces of thinly sliced prosciutto

Preparation

Set the oven to broil and place the oven rack 5 to 6 inches from the broiler elementp>

Snap the spears to remove the woody part of the stem and then rinse in a sink filled with cold waterp>

Starting just under the head of the asparagus, wrap a thin piece of prosciutto in [...]

Oven Braised Artichokes

This is an easy way to prepare a vegetable that can sometimes be a little intimidatingp>

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients

4 to 6 Artichokes

2 Lemons

3 to 5 Cloves of Garlic

1/4 Cup of Olive Oil /capayvalleyfarmshopseka-hills-extra-virgin-olive-oil-C2115">Seka Hills orĀ Capay Oaks Arbequina will work wellp>

1 Cup Chicken or Vegetable Stock

4 to 5 medium carrots

1 Bay Leaf

3 sprigs of Thyme

Pinch of Kosher Salt

Pinch of Pepper

Preparation

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fp>

Fill a bowl with water2 inch of of the stalk and the top of the artichokep>

Slice [...]