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Tomato Basil Chickapea Pasta Salad

Credit: Robyn Gleason – Simply Fresh Dinners – Using Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars

You know I’m all about fresh and simple, right? If you’ve got some tomatoes and basil in your garden this is the perfect way to use them up in a dish that takes 15 minutes!

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Tomato Basil Chickapea Pasta Salad
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Ingredients
  • 5 Cloves garlic Sliced Thinly
  • 1/2 Cup Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars LLC Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 lbs. Cherry Tomatoes Sliced in Half
  • 1/2 Small Red Onion Sliced Thinly
  • 1 Cup Fresh Basil Torn or Sliced Thinly
  • 1 Cup Olives Your Choice
  • 4 Tablepoons Capers
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cruch Red Pepper Flakes
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 Box Chickpea Pasta Shells
Servings
Ingredients
  • 5 Cloves garlic Sliced Thinly
  • 1/2 Cup Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars LLC Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 lbs. Cherry Tomatoes Sliced in Half
  • 1/2 Small Red Onion Sliced Thinly
  • 1 Cup Fresh Basil Torn or Sliced Thinly
  • 1 Cup Olives Your Choice
  • 4 Tablepoons Capers
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cruch Red Pepper Flakes
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 Box Chickpea Pasta Shells
Instructions
  1. Simply combine all ingredients (except pasta) and let marinate while you cook the pasta al dente.
  2. Drain and rinse pasta and toss to with marinade.
  3. Garnish with additional basil leaves.
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Nectarines, Tomatoes, Arugula and Pepitas Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars  – Pawcatuck CT and Watch Hill RI

Tomato and Nectarine Salad with Pepitas and Scallions

1 lb. Tomatoes, sliced

1 lb. Nectarines or Peaches, pitted, wedge cut

3 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Limonato Fused or Picual EVOO)

3 TB fresh squeezed lime juice

½ tsp. Makai Sea Salt

5 cups Arugula

4 scallions, thinly sliced

4 TB StonyBrook Pepitas

1.  Place tomatoes and nectarines or peaches in a large bowl; Whisk Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lime juice together then drizzle on top. Sprinkle the Makai Sea Salt combine and toss gently.

  1. Place arugula in a large serving platter, spoon nectarine tomato mixture on top, toss gently. Sprinkle the scallions and pepitas on top. Serve immediately.  Serve with Grilled Salmon a Peach Balsamic Spritzer! Serves 8

 

Olives, Tomatoes and Artichoke Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olives, Tomatoes and Artichoke Salad

Fresh Tomatoes, quartered, Artichokes, halved, our ‘La Abuela’ Recipe Olives from Spain, halved and Fresh snipped flat Parsley.

Dressing: Whisk together the Garlic Infused Olive Oil with our Sofi award winning Serrano Honey vinegar. Drizzle on top of the tomatoes, artichokes and olives.

Serve with a fresh baked crusty bread and a Dry Chenin Blanc or Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Spritzer. Enjoy.

Aquafabulous Chocolate Mousse with Blood Orange Olive Oil

5 from 1 reviews
Aquafabulous Chocolate Mousse with Blood Orange Olive Oil
 
This mousse is made with aquafaba, the liquid from Garbanzo beans. No raw egg whites. Absolutely divine with our Blood Orange Fused Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • INGREDIENTS:
  • 6 ounce bittersweet dark chocolate (60 % cacao)
  • 1 can Garbanzo Beans - Aquafaba Liquid Drained into bowl (I used Goya Brand)
  • ¼ teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 3 TB organic sugar
  • 2 TB Blood Orange Fused Olive Oil
  • 2 TB Orange zest
Instructions
  1. METHOD:
  2. Melt chocolate add Blood Orange Olive Oil and Orange Zest mix thoroughly – scrape into another bowl to cool.
  3. Drain “aquafaba” garbanzo bean liquid into a deep medium size bowl. (Put beans aside use in your salads.) Fluff up using electric mixer add Cream of Tartar and slowly cascade the sugar in. Continue to beat on high beat until stiff peaks form. (about 4 – 5 minutes)
  4. Fold cooled chocolate mixture into the meringue. Put in separate bowl – cover and chill up to 2 hours.
  5. Serve in separate small bowls with fresh raspberries and snipped mint leaves.
  6. Option: make raspberry puree with fresh raspberries and Raspberry Aged Balsamic. 1 cup berries and 2 ounces raspberry balsamic blend on high in blender. Drizzle on top of the chocolate mousse. Delicious

Tomato, Artichoke, Olives & Parsley Salad

5 from 1 reviews
Tomato, Artichoke, Olives & Parsley Salad
 
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Simple Healthy and Delicious. Add a fresh baked bread and your favorite wine with friends. Per La Salute. Original recipe credit to my friend Robyn from Simply Fresh Dinners.
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 - 3 Tomatoes, quartered
  • Artichokes, organic low sodium, halved
  • Olives, quartered ( I used our Olives from Spain fresh tasting no MSG )
  • Fresh Parsley, snipped
  • Dressing:
  • Garlic Infused Olive Oil 3 - 4 ounces
  • Serrano Honey Vinegar 2 ounce
Instructions
  1. Put prepared tomatoes, artichokes, olives and parsley in a large salad bowl.
  2. Mix Garlic Infused Olive Oil with Serrano Honey Vinegar whisk together to emulsify before drizzling on the salad.

Mushroom Vegetable Medley Soup with Roasted Sweet Potato and Farro

 

 

 

 

 

5 from 1 reviews
Mushroom Vegetable Medley Soup with Roasted Sweet Potato and Farro
 
Clean and Healthy full of flavor, color, vitamins, fiber and texture. The roasted sweet potato adds to the comfort food list.
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Recipe type: Soup
Ingredients
  • Mushroom Vegetable Medley Soup
  • ½ cup Farro prepared as directed, set aside
  • 1 cup roasted sweet potato (prepare ahead of time)
  • 2 Leeks, sliced thinly, remove the outer layer, use only the white sections
  • 1 cup Portobello mushrooms, diced in chunks
  • ½ cup Shitake mushrooms, sliced thinly
  • 2 TB UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Used Coratina EVOO)
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced or cubed
  • ½ cup broccoli florets, cut up small
  • ½ cup cauliflower florets, cut up small
  • ½ cup red cabbage, cut up small sections (save to last for serving)
  • 1 – 2 boxes organic vegetable or chicken broth unsalted
  • 1 - 2 TB Medici Italian Spice Blend (Local Spicery)
  • Fennel Fused Extra Virgin Olive Oil to drizzle on top for serving
Instructions
  1. Method:
  2. Cook and drain the Farro as directed, keep crunchy tender. Set aside.
  3. Mix the Extra Virgin Olive Oil in with the Medici Italian Spice Blend. Set aside for 5 minutes before using.
  4. Sauté leeks and mushrooms in the UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Medici Italian Spice mixture for about 4 minutes.
  5. Add the broth, stir well. Add the other vegetables excluding the red cabbage. Simmer at a low boil for about 6 minutes. Remove from heat keeping the vegetables tender crunchy. Do not overcook the vegetables.
  6. Serving: Add spoonful of roasted sweet potato and Farro into the soup bowl, then add a small spoonful of red cabbage on the top of each bowl served to keep the colors vibrant.
  7. Finally, drizzle the Fennel Fused Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top with a dash of Makai or Flower of the Ocean sea salt to finish.
  8. Option: You can use fresh kale leaves without stems instead or red cabbage. Add the fresh kale on top of the soup before serving.
 

Rainbow Red Cabbage Salad with Mango and Pistachios

 

 

 

 

 

5 from 1 reviews
Rainbow Red Cabbage Salad with Mango and Pistachios
 
Healthy Choices: full of flavor, color, fiber and texture. Per La Salute
Author:
Recipe type: Salad
Ingredients
  • Rainbow Red Cabbage Salad
  • 1 cup red cabbage, finely shredded
  • ½ cup carrots, shredded
  • ½ cup broccoli stems, shredded
  • 1 mango, diced (or apple)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 TB pistachios, walnuts or Macadamia nuts
  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the lime juice on top of salad.
  • Dressing:
  • ¼ cup Persian Lime Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Less than a ¼ cup Suzanne’s Signature Blend Sicilian Lemon Coconut Balsamic
  • Add about ½ teaspoon of Makai Sea Salt.
  • Whisk them together well in a small bowl and drizzle on top of the Rainbow Red Cabbage Salad.
  • Options: Roasted Walnut Oil and Red Apple Balsamic using walnuts and apples in the salad
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the lime juice on top of salad.
  2. Dressing:Whisk Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar together well in a small bowl and drizzle on top of the Rainbow Red Cabbage Salad.
 

Cranberry Orange Salsa

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5 from 1 reviews
Cranberry Orange Salsa
 
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A clean fresh salsa for crackers cheese on top of fish or by itself. A lot of color, flavor and texture to complement your menu. Adding Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars. Original recipe by Simply Fresh Dinners and photo credit.
Author:
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Serves: 3 cups
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 pound cranberries, washed and drained
  • ⅓ cup real Maple Syrup + 2 TB Capizzano’s Aged Maple Balsamic
  • 3 Tablespoons Zest of an Orange
  • 3 Granny Smith Apples organic, diced into small chunks
  • 2 Oranges peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Shakes with Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ bunch of cilantro
  • 6 green scallions, washed and sliced thinly
Instructions
  1. Instructions:
  2. Put cranberries in food processor – pulse intermittently until chopped. Put chopped cranberries in a large bowl. Add maple syrup mix into cranberries stir well. Cover and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour letting flavors blend together.
  3. Test the flavor, you can add a bit more maple syrup if needed.
  4. Combine remaining ingredients to cranberries and mix well. Chill for an hour before serving.
  5. Serve with crackers, cheeses, on top of fish or just by itself a wonderful complement to your menu.
  6. Mix can be made up to 3 days ahead.
  7. Note: I add the apples into my food processor and pulse into small chunks.
 

Crustless Quiche with Caraway Tofu Cream

 

5 from 1 reviews
Crustless Quiche with Caraway Creamed Tofu
 
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The original recipe is from the book, True Foods by Andrew Weil MD. I have modified it by using our exceptional quality extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar adding a creative flavorful twist.
Author:
Recipe type: Brunch Breakfast
Serves: 4 - 6
Ingredients
  • Caraway Tofu Cream
  • Caraway Tofu makes 1 ½ cups
  • 1 package of silken firm organic tofu, cut up
  • 2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 2 tsp fresh grated lemon zest
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice squeezed
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice squeezed
  • 2 TB Blood Orange Fused EVOO
  • 2 TB Sicilian Lemon White Aged Balsamic
  • Quiche
  • 8 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk non dairy alternative)
  • 3 slices rye bread (non gmo) cut into small cubes
  • 3 TB UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Don Carlo or Koroneiki)
  • 1 Leek, sliced thinly
  • Asparagus, cut into ½ inch lengths, use tender pieces
  • 4 ounces Mild Gruyere or Manchego Cheese, grated or sliced thinly
  • 1 cup shredded Napa Cabbage
Instructions
  1. Caraway Tofu Cream:
  2. Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  3. Process until smooth and set aside to stay cold put in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  4. Store any unused portions up to 3 days.
  5. Quiche:
  6. Oven 375 degrees, preheat
  7. In bowl, whisk the eggs until smooth.
  8. Add milk and mix thoroughly.
  9. Add bread cubes let soak for 3 minutes.
  10. In large oven proof skillet, heat the olive oil on Medium High heat.
  11. Add leeks sauté until softened. Add asparagus sauté for about a minute.
  12. Add egg mixture to leeks and asparagus in skillet. Reduce heat to Medium and stir in Cheese and Cabbage.
  13. Put in Oven uncovered, bake for 20 minutes or until set.
  14. Let rest for 5 minutes before cutting in sections. Servings 4 – 6.
  15. Place quiche on top of tender greens then top the quiche with 1 Tablespoon of Caraway Tofu Cream. Grind a bit of Makai Celtic Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper on top seasoning to taste.
  16. Drizzle a little Extra Virgin Olive oil over the greens.