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Balsamic Hot Toddy

The Hot Toddy is a classic cold-weather drink that both warms and soothes what ails you. The original version includes lemon which we’ve swapped for balsamic vinegar. It’s important that you use sweeter, syrupy balsamic like We Olive’s or the resulting drink will be very, very tart. We love this with any of our fruity… read more

Spiced Sangria

This Spiced Sangria is perfect for entertaining and can be adapted with any of your favorite We Olive Balsamic Vinegars. We like a darker balsamic vinegar, like our Aged Balsamic or Mission Fig. If you’d like to use a White Balsamic, like peach, try swapping the apples for peaches and nectarines! Serves 8 1 750… read more

Fall Fig, Prosciutto and Barley Salad

Try this delicious fall salad recipe featuring our Mission Fig Balsamic Vinegar. This fall salad recipe comes from Kimberley Kausen of Flavorful California, Cooking Classes for the Home Cook. Serves 8 1 cup pearl barley 6 ounces sliced speck or prosciutto, cut into ½-inch strips ¼ cup, plus 2 tablespoons Mission Fig Balsamic Vinegar ½ cup finely… read more

Spiced Balsamic Candied Nuts

These balsamic glazed nuts make a fantastic edible gift for your favorite party host! Ingredients: 2 cup raw mixed nuts 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup Mulled Spice Balsamic Vinegar* 1 teaspoon salt Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the nuts, brown sugar, vinegar and salt in a heavy sauce pan. Cook over… read more

Fig Balsamic Glazed Chicken Sandwiches

Our Fig Balsamic Vinegar adds rich flavor to a basic chicken breast making it the star of this quick-to-make sandwich. We recommend making extra chicken and using it in salads and pastas. We used a medium extra virgin olive oil to saute the chicken but Fresh Garlic or Blood Orange would also be tasty! Serves… read more

Fig Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chops with Creamy Polenta

We adapted this recipe from one that appeared in Cooking Light magazine. It’s a great weeknight meal that will feel like a special occasion. Serves 4 Ingredients 2 cups whole milk 1 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth 3/4 cup uncooked polenta 3 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened 4 tablespoons We Olive Fig Balsamic Vinegar 1… read more

Fig Old Fashioned

We love balsamic vinegar in a cocktail and We Olive Fig Balsamic Vinegar is the perfect addition to this belly-warming cocktail made with bourbon. We’ve created a delicious twist on the classic Old Fashioned made with fresh figs and Fig Balsamic Vinegar. Cheers! Serves 1 1 fresh fig, cut in quarters 1 orange slice, cut… read more

Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

We created this vinaigrette for a salad of arugula, fresh figs, goat cheese and toasted almonds but we’ve been putting it on everything from grilled asparagus and roasted broccoli to kale and spinach salads loaded with fresh fruit, grilled chicken and crumbly cheeses! Makes 1/2 cup Ingredients 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice 2 tablespoons… read more