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Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This method of pan-roasting Brussels sprouts turns out tender, caramelized Brussels sprouts every time. Choose your favorite We Olive Balsamic Vinegar. It’s delicious with Aged Balsamic but also lovely with a seasonal white balsamic like D’Anjou Pear. Get the recipe for pan-roasted Brussels sprouts here. Serves 8 Ingredients: 2 pounds Brussels sprouts 6 Tablespoons We… read more

Blackberry Basil Spritzer

This Blackberry Basil Spritzer is a refreshing summer drink that will keep you hydrated. Seasonal blackberries and fresh basil pair perfectly with a hint of lime. We’ve also added some variations on this drink so you can experiment with other flavors or turn it into a cocktail! Ingredients 1 pint fresh blackberries 1 medium lime sliced into thin rounds 6-8 large basil… read more

We Olive Seasonal Summer Salad

We serve this fresh and flavorful summer salad in our wine bar during the warmer months. It’s a delicious starter or side salad but it makes a light summer meal when topped with grilled chicken or shrimp. Serves 1 2 cups baby spinach 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes 1/4 cup candied… read more

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

Pepperoni & Kale Flatbread

This flatbread makes a delicious dinner for one or can be cut into pieces as a party appetizer! Look for thin pre-baked flatbread or pizza crust at your grocery store. Makes 1 flatbread 1 pre-baked pizza or flatbread crust 1 1/2 tablespoons jarred roasted red tomatoes, finely chopped* 2 teaspoons We Olive Black Olive Tapenade… read more

Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

balsamic marinated pork tenderloin

Our Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar is tart and sweet with beautiful depth of flavor. This vinaigrette pairs the tangy vinegar with our Blood Orange Olive Oil* which has a subtle sweetness to it. It’s delicious on salads with grilled pork or chicken as well as roasted butternut squash or pumpkin. Makes 1/2 cup 1 tablespoon minced… 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

Balsamic Glazed Pork Roast

This Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin Roast is super simple and will feed a crowd. The leftover sliced pork make fantastic sandwiches. Serves 10 Ingredients 1 4 lb boneless pork loin roast kitchen twine kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup Aged Balsamic Vinegar Preheat the oven to 325… read more

Summer Salad with Lemon Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

This Discover Cooking with California Olive Oil Recipe Contest submission comes from Karen MacLaurin of We Olive Paso Robles. Karen says: “This is a quick easy salad. You can substitute feta cheese for the Gorgonzola and toasted pecans or sesame seeds for the almonds. I have also substituted sliced peaches or nectarines for the blueberries.… read more