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Beat the Heat Gazpacho

This Discover Cooking with California Olive Oil Recipe Contest submission comes from Dominique Smith, a We Olive Paso Robles customer. Dominique says “Beat the heat with this tangy, refreshing gazpacho ! You probably have many of these ingredients in your garden or available at your farmers market. This appetizer is simple, healthy, and delicious. If… read more

Artichokes with Lemon Caper Viniagrette

artichokes with lemon and caper

Adapted from a recipe featured in Food & Wine contributed by Quick From Scratch Herbs & Spices Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 quart water 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons We Olive Garlic Olive Oil (or other extra virgin olive oil) 1 tablespoon We Olive Pomegranate Champagne vinegar (or other wine vinegar) 1 small onion, cut into… read more

Basic Vinaigrette for Four

basic olive oil and vinegar

I like to use We Olive’s Pomegranate Champagne Vinegar as a stand in for red wine vinegar because it has the bracing acidity of red wine vinegar, but with greater complexity and depth of flavor. Feel free to substitute a tart wine vinegar here. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon wine vinegar, such as We Olive Pomegranate Champagne… read more

Beet, Fennel, and Tangerine Salad

beet salad

This beautiful salad is a lively combination of flavors and texture. It’s impressive enough to serve as a first course when entertaining, but simple enough for a weeknight dinner. Serves 4 – 6 Ingredients: 1 bunch of medium beets (approximately 8 beets)* 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1… read more

Farmers Market Winter Salad with Argula Pesto Vinaigrette

We love shopping our local farmers market to get the best in-season produce available. This salad was created with some of our favorite market finds. The recipe serves 6 – 8 as a first course or side. Add cooked chicken, shrimp or tofu to make it a main dish salad for four. Ingredients: 1 bunch… read more

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad

This is one of those meals where you’ll get a little giddy the next morning when you remember that you have leftovers to eat for lunch. It’s that yummy. I love root vegetables but don’t often feel like bothering with the peeling, chopping, and roasting that’s required. After I knocked over an entire pile of… read more