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Spanish Paella

This Discover Cooking with California Olive Oil recipe contest submission comes from Luz Zeagler, a We Olive Folsom customer. Serves 10 3/4 cup We Olive Fresh Garlic Olive Oil 1-1/2 cups cooked pork 1-1/2 cups cooked chicken 1-1/2 cups uncooked medium to large shrimp 1 cup manzanilla olives 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 3 cups… read more

Frittata Insalata Florentine

This Discover Cooking with California Olive Oil Recipe Contest submission comes from Roxanne Chan, a We Olive San Francisco customer. Roxanne’s inventive dish is part salad and part frittata and loaded with flavor and texture. Serves 6 Ingredients 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning herbs 1/8 tsp ground black pepper 1/8 tsp salt 1 Tbsp We Olive… read more


This Discover Cooking with California Olive Oil recipe contest submission comes from Elizabeth Roemisch, a We Olive Ventura customer.  Elizabeth explains that her recipe for Mouse-atouille, is so named because it’s not quite ratatouille, is delicious fresh squash, red bell peppers, carrots, and zucchini sliced and roasted in garlic infused olive oil and served on… read more

Zesty Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Farfalle with Mediterranean Green Beans

This Discover Cooking with California Olive Oil recipe contest submission comes from Valerie Poettgen, a We Olive Walnut Creek customer. Valerie tells us, “This surprisingly zesty and garlicky pasta is sure to delight the senses. Infused with an unexpected hint of sweetness, it combines the rustic hominess of Italian pasta with an unpredictable Asian fusion… read more

Citrus Marinated Chicken & Artichoke Skewers

This Discover Cooking with California Olive Oil Recipe Contest entry comes from Jodi Taffel, a We Olive Thousand Oaks customer. Jodi’s chicken and artichokes marinate in a combination of We Olive Blood Orange Olive Oil, We Olive Meyer Lemon Olive Oil, and balsamic vinegar topped with a little kiss of sun dried tomato and We… read more

Garlic & Herb Spread

This flavorful garlic olive oil spread can be used liked butter – spread it on warm bread, top grilled chicken or seafood, or toss grilled or roasted veggies with it. It’s especially delicious on roasted potatoes! Ingredients: 1/2 cup We Olive Fresh Garlic Olive Oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs* kosher salt & freshly ground… read more

Shepherd’s Pie with Garlic Olive Oil Mash

Recipe by Emily Davis Our version of Shepherd’s Pie is comforting and rich and perfect for a chilly evening spent tucked indoors. We use beef chuck roast in place of ground meat because it provides better texture and flavor. We also add mashed cauliflower to the potato topping for a healthy upgrade to a traditionally… read more

We Olive Cooking Class: Vegan Cooking

Roasted Portobello Mushroom, Sautéed Chard and Cannellini Beans with Garlic Beet Whole Wheat Pasta Recipe by Lauren Mahlke Serves 4 Active Time: 40 minutes This flavorful vegan recipe is so robust you won’t miss the meat. Featured at We Olive Walnut Creek’s Vegan Cooking Class, it is easy enough for a weeknight meal yet perfect for entertaining.… read more

Smoky Chipotle Chili with Cocoa

This vegan chili gets its deep, rich flavor from chipotle peppers and cocoa. Using a combination of black, pinto and kidney beans plus butternut squash, this hearty stew is both satisfying and healthy. Serves 6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil plus more for finishing* 2 cups onion, diced 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 2… read more

Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms with Garlic Bread Crumbs

Serves 12 This dish mirrors some of the flavors you find in Mom’s classic grean bean casserole, but you won’t find any cream of mushroom soup or canned fried onions here. We opted to roast the green beans in lieu of steaming or blanching to extra more flavor from the vegetable itself. The garlic olive… read more