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Spring Recipe Roundup

What to cook right now!

Spring brings a new crop of produce to the farmers market and we’ve rounded up our favorite spring recipes with your favorite We Olive olive oils and vinegars.

Artichokes with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette

Asparagus & Spring Pea Salad

Asparagus & Leek Soup

Asparagus Spring Pea Lemon Risotto

Beet, Fennel & Tangerine Salad

Roasted Broccoli with Barley & Artichoke Caper Tapenade

Fava Beans with Leeks & Garlic

Minted Spring Pea Ravioli

Sugar Snap Pea Soup with Lemon Olive Oil & Asiago Crisp

Whether you’re hosting a cocktail party or tailgate, we’ve got you covered with simple and delicious party appetizers featuring fresh, healthy ingredients. And if you need an idea for a signature drink, try our Peach Basil Mimosa!

Olive Oil & Herb Popcorn 

Tropical Salsa

Pico de Gallo

Balsamic-Glazed Nuts

Parmesan Asiago Dip

Garlicky Black Olive Hummus

Prosciutto-Wrapped Dates

Extra Virgin Deviled Eggs

Dukkah-Crusted Goat Cheese

BBQ Chicken Flatbread

Pepperoni & Kale Flatbread

 

Celebrate The Harvest Weekend At We Olive

Join us as we celebrate the harvest tradition of Olio Nuovo! We’ll offer complimentary food samples and recipes that feature this season’s new oil—the freshest olive oil you’ll ever taste. Come experience the difference!

What: Complimentary Olio Nuovo tasting

Date: November 19–20

Location: A We Olive store near you

Admission: Free!

Get your free guide to Olio Nuovo here.

Olio Nuovo‘s robust, green notes make it a beautiful addition to many different dishes. Its assertive profile works best with rich or boldy flavored dishes.

Find our favorite foods to pair with this super fresh olive oil here.

Or try one of of the delicious, seasonal recipes below.

Ricotta with Fresh Herbs & Olio Nuovo

Pumpkin Hummus

Roasted Delicata Squash with Fried Sage & Burrata

Creamy White Beans with Olio Nuovo & Rosemary

Cacio e Pepe con Olio Nuovo

Olio Nuovo Roast Turkey

We Olive Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table.  We have a gorgeous recipe for Olio Nuovo Roast Turkey along with some easy Thanksgiving sides, cocktails, and sweets for your family’s table. Bon Appetit!

Olio Nuovo Roast Turkey

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Acorn Squash with Fried Sage & Pecorino

Fresh Kale Salad with Lemon & Parmesan

Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms with Garlic Bread Crumbs

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

10-minute Cranberry Sauce

Spiced Pomegranate Sparkler

Sparkling Apple Pomegranate Punch

Roasted Pears Glazed with Balsamic Vinegar

Good news for Utah olive oil lovers! We Olive & Wine Bar Salt Lake City is coming soon to Trolley Square! The full retail store and wine bar will open in early 2017 but a holiday pop-up shop is now open. Visit the We Olive SLC website for details and make sure to follow We Olive SLC on Facebook and Instagram. Sign up to receive e-mail updates of the store opening here.

It’s an e-book, actually. A handy reference for consumers titled Guide to Authentic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

If you’ve ever visited any of our retail locations, you know all of us here at We Olive love to talk about olive oil – its health benefits, the nuances of taste differentiating the various varieties, the possibilities

for food pairings, not to mention the certification process each of our olive oils goes through to earn the right to be labelled honest-to-goodness extra virgin olive oil.

But in conversations with consumers – both in and out of our stores – staff members couldn’t help but notice how more and more people were bringing up the recent 60 Minutes segment they’d seen about organized crime and extra virgin olive oil. Seems the Mafia has discovered there’s money to be made by counterfeiting EVOO. And they’ve been busy. So much so, studies have shown that 70% of bottles in supermarkets today called “extra virgin olive oil” aren’t EVOO at all, but actually a blend of lesser oils.

And now many American consumers are wondering, “How can I be sure my extra virgin olive oil is real?”

 

An e-book with the answer

So we created this e-book to help address the question of olive oil quality – especially for folks who haven’t as yet had the opportunity to stop by We Olive to experience firsthand what a certifiably authentic EVOO tastes, smells, and looks like. The wonderful sensory experience that’s an important feature – though by no means the only one – characterizing authentic extra virgin olive oil.

“You gotta have good olive oil.” – Chef Emeril Lagasse

Referencing objective research and laboratory tests, the Guide to Authentic Extra Virgin Olive Oil looks at the problem of olive oil fraud in America today and offers practical solutions for consumers that lead to peace of mind when it comes to purchasing extra virgin olive oil.

And here’s an additional plus: The e-book is available as a free download. Just click here.

Your salads will thank you.

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Our first Midwest location, We Olive & Wine Bar Cincinnati recently hosted a silent movie night complete with housemade EVOO popcorn and cinema-themed cocktails featuring We Olive olive oils and vinegars. Create your own movie theme party with the menu and recipes below.

Cinema Cocktails
Written and Produced By: We Olive and Wine Bar Cincinnati
Directed by: Overlook Lodge

Across the Universe 
Starring: We Olive Strawberry White Balsamic
Co-Starring: Captain Morgan Spiced Rum with Lime Bite
Supporting Cast: Club Soda, Strawberries, Lime Wedge

Get the recipe here.

From Dusk Till Dawn 

Starring : We Olive Jalapeno Olive Oil
Co-Starring: Jose Cuervo Tequila Silver
Supporting Cast: Triple Sec, Fresh Lime Juice

Get the recipe here.

Carrie 
Starring: We Olive Blood Orange Olive Oil
Co-Starring: Svedka Cucumber Lime Vodka
Supporting Cast: Sanpellegrino Blood Orange Sparkling Soda, Fresh Lime Juice, and Simple Syrup

Get the recipe here.

Smokin Aces 
Starring: We Olive Pineapple White Balsamic
Co-Starring: Bullet Rye Bourbon
Supporting Cast: Smoked Olive Oil, Simple Syrup, and Club Soda.

Get the recipe here.

We Olive Balsamic Vinegars are not just for salad! They often make their way into our glasses. They are tangy, but sweet with complex flavors and a thick, rich mouthfeel, making them a secret weapon for all your favorite beverage recipes. Take a look at the links below for some of our favorite balsamic vinegar cocktails. Or give us a shout to share your personal creations and favorite combinations.

Try the We Olive Refresher for a delicious alternative to sugary sodas. This version uses Strawberry White Balsamic Vinegar, but you can swap it out for any of our White Balsamics and your favorite fruit!

This Sweet Peach Iced Tea is the perfect antidote to summer heat. It can also be spiked with vodka and peach schnapps for a fun party cocktail.

You can find this Peach Basil Mimosa at a We Olive & Wine Bar near you. It’s one of our most popular weekend sippers and features both vinegar and olive oil!

Balsamic vinegar is the secret ingredient in our Sangria recipes. The possibilities are endless depending on the season and your mood. Today, we like tropical fruit and Pineapple White Balsamic Vinegar paired with white wine and ginger ale!

If you want to stir up a something stronger, try our Fig Old Fashioned or a Peach Balsamic Smash!

Cheers!