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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

Zucchini Pie

This Discover Cooking with California Olive Oil Recipe Contest submission comes from Chris Bowen of We Olive Ventura. Chris’s Zucchini Pie can be served fresh from the oven or at room temp – it’s delicious either way! Serves 8 Ingredients 1 roll frozen pie crust, defrosted 4 cups zucchini, sliced lengthwise and halved 1/2 cup… read more

Jalapeno Pasta with Vegetables & Avocado

This Discover Cooking with California Olive Oil Recipe Contest submission comes from Georgette Albini of We Olive & Wine Bar at the OC Mix. Georgette says: “This is a low calorie pasta dish using two of my favorite We Olive products, balsamic vinegar and jalapeno olive oil. The pasta dish can be prepared in less… read more

Grilled “You Choose” Tacos with Peach-Jalapeno Salsa

This Discover Cooking with California Olive Oil Recipe Contest submission comes from A.J Dale of We Olive Belmont Shore. With just slight modifications, this recipe lets “you choose” chicken, fish or shrimp to fill the tortillas. Top with flavorful peach-jalapeno salsa & you have a healthy, tasty twist on tacos that everyone will love. Serves… read more

We Olive Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo salsa

This classic Pico de Gallo recipe will become your new go to chip dip. Try it on tacos, grilled meat or seafood, or toss it with pasta and chicken for a quick pasta salad. You can use standard extra virgin olive oil in this recipe, but a chile-infused olive oil, like We Olive Jalapeno Olive… read more

Spicy Peach Coleslaw

coleslaw with peach vinegar and jalapeno olive oil

Recipe by Lauren Mahlke This Spicy Peach Coleslaw has great flavor and is so much healthier than heavier mayo versions. Try on top of Mango Tequila Fish Tacos. Serves 6 Ingredients 1/2 small green or red cabbage , cored and finely shredded (4 cups) or pre-shredded cabbage in a bag 1/4 cucumber, peeled, seeded, julienne… read more

Ferris’s Southern Cheese Grits Souffle

We Olive San Francisco store owner, Ferris Ferdon, shares with us his decadent brunch recipe for a southern style cheese grits souffle, which he’s famous for among family and friends. Enjoy! Serves 6-8 4 cups water 2 cups quick grits (preferably Albert’s) 1 tablespoon Arbequina extra virgin olive oil 6 slices Kraft cheddar Singles 3… read more

Spicy Citrus Pesto

Makes 2 cups This pesto is full of flavor: zesty orange, bright green herb, and a spicy habanero kick, making it a welcome addition to grilled chicken, fish or veggies. Try stirring a spoonful into black bean soup or chili, spread it on crostini or sandwiches with cheese, or try it with this squash and… read more