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Sunday Snack: Our Top 5 Summer Salad Dressing Picks

Posted Monday May 26, 2014 in Sunday Snack by Jenna Brower | 0 Comments

Summer's here and so is the season of light, refreshing salads! One of the most common questions we're asked at our shops is what flavors pair well for a salad dressings. Welcoming summer, we put a summer spin on this question! Here are our top five favorite salad dressings for the summer season. Enjoy!

Saratoga Olive Oil Co.


1. Basil Olive Oil & StrawberryBalsamic: herbaceous, green flavor meets the sweet, fruity essence of strawberry balsamic!
Serve with: spinach, goat cheese, walnuts

2. Herbs de Provence Olive Oil & Cranberry Pear Balsamicsavory, thyme and other herbs complement the crisp, tart fruit flavor of the balsamic.
Serve with: spinach, craisins, diced apples 

3. Meyer Lemon Olive Oil & Raspberry Balsamiclight, refreshing citrusy flavor joins the fresh, ripe flavor of raspberry balsamic. 
Serve with: kale, fresh raspberries, sunflower seeds

4. Bergamot Olive Oil & Grapefruit Balsamicpacked with citrus flavor from both the grapefruit and bergamot! 
Servwith: arugula, orange slices, and shaved fennel

5. Chipotle Olive Oil & Pineapple Balsamic: a sweet & spicy twist on your average summer salad! 

 

 

 

 

We took three of our favorite things - apples, bacon, and chèvre - drizzled them with our most popular infused balsamic vinegar, then rolled them up in flaky crescent rolls and baked them. 

The result?

An irrestisble snack sized treat oozing with the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavor.

This recipe uses our Fig Balsamicselected for its juicy, complex flavor that's the perfect complement to nearly any dish. It pairs particularly well with chèvre and apples and is our most popular infused balsamic vinegar. Fig is an excellent choice, but this recipe can be adapted to include any of your favorite infused dark balsamics. We also suggest Vermont Maple, Pomegranate, or Dark Chocolate. The rolled shape makes these a perfect hand-held party snack, great for entertaining. 

Bacon Chèvre Roll Ups with Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Fig Balsamic Vinegar

 

 

Bacon Chèvre Roll Ups with Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Fig Balsamic Vinegar

 

Bacon Chèvre Roll ups with Fig Balsamic 

Ingredients:

8 oz. package of crescent rolls (8 pieces)

8 strips bacon

4 oz. log of chèvre

1 cup red apples, diced

1 Tbsp. Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Fig Balsamic Vinegar

 

Process:

1. Bake bacon strips in oven at 400 degrees for approximately 12 minutes. (Avoid making bacon too crispy so it can still be rolled easily.) 

2. Lay out crescent roll dough on a greased baking sheet. 

3. Add bacon, chèvre, apples and top with Fig Balsamic.

4. Roll up dough in a pocket - keeping the ingredients stuffed inside.

5. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 10 minutes or until golden brown. 

Bacon Chèvre Roll Ups with Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Fig Balsamic Vinegar

 

 

 

Bacon Chèvre Roll Ups with Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Fig Balsamic Vinegar

 

 

Bacon Chèvre Roll Ups with Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Fig Balsamic Vinegar

 

Sunday Snack: Peach Basil Summer Salsa

Posted Sunday May 11, 2014 in Sunday Snack by Jenna Brower | 0 Comments

 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Peach Balsamic Basil Olive Oil Summer Salsa

Fresh, vibrant, and flavorful!

This summer salsa recipe captures the essence of the summer season. Bursting with fresh flavor, this salsa is a blend of colorful, ripe fruits and vegetables that are staples of the summer season: peaches, pineapples, tomatoes, and corn.

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Peach Balsamic Basil Olive Oil Summer Salsa

 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Peach Balsamic Basil Olive Oil Summer Salsa


A bit of fresh basil and a drizzle of our Basil Olive Oil add a refreshing green herb taste. The sweetness of the fruit and Peach Balsamic Vinegar is balanced by a zip of heat from a minced jalapeño pepper. Using these fresh ingredients creates a wonderful salsa that can't be matched by a jar of store bought salsa.

We suggest serving with chips or topping grilled chicken, meat, or fish. A perfect addition to a summer BBQ menu or accompaniment to your afternoon Happy Hour! 

Peach Basil Summer Salsa

 

Ingredients:

3/4 cup pineapple, diced

2 tomatoes, diced

2 peaches, diced

1 jalapeño, minced

1 small red onion

1 ear of sweet corn, cut off the cob

1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

a pinch of Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Jalapeño Sea Salt

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Arizona Pepper seasoning

1 tablespoon Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Basil Olive Oil

1 tabpesoon Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Peach White Balsamic Vinegar

 

 Process: 

1. Combine fruits and vegetables together in a large mixing bowl.

2. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil and vinegar. 

3. Serve with chips. 

 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Peach Balsamic Basil Olive Oil Summer Salsa

 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Peach Balsamic Basil Olive Oil Summer Salsa

Sunday Snack: Margarita with Lime Sea Salted Rim

Posted Sunday May 04, 2014 in Sunday Snack by Jenna Brower | 0 Comments

 

If you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo, try one of our favorite margarita tricks: a Lime Sea Salted Rim.

 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Lime Sea Salt Margarita

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Lime Sea Salt Margaritas


With a refreshing citrusy flavor, our Lime Sea Salt is the perfect complement to a well-crafted margarita. The salt serves as more than just an aesthetic purpose - it helps to balance out the flavors of the ingredients found within the cocktail. 

The course texture of our Lime Sea Salt is ideal for the rim of a margarita. Prepare your margarita mix with your preferred ingredients (we always recommend fresh limes for the best flavor!) and then it's time to garnish. Here's how to do it:

1. Using a sliced lime wedge, moisten the rim of the glass. 

2. Fill a small saucer with Lime Sea Salt - approximately a 1/4" or so. Roll edges of glass in salt, evenly coating the outside of the rim in salt.

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Lime Sea Salt Margarita

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Lime Sea Salt Margarita

3. Pour margarita into glass and garnish with a slice of lime. 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Lime Sea Salt Margarita

This particular recipe uses Lime Sea Salt, but we have also experimented with Jalapeno Sea Salt, Habanero Sea Salt, and Raspberry Chipotle Sea Salt on the rim. Each adds a bit of heat to the cocktail for those who like a little spice!

Cheers!

  

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Lime Sea Salt Margarita

 

 

 

 

Sunday Snack: Yogurt & Granola

Posted Sunday Apr 27, 2014 in Sunday Snack by Jenna Brower | 0 Comments

If yogurt and granola are staples of your breakfast routine, this quick recipe’s for you!

 

We jazzed up the standard yogurt and granola by adding slices of banana and drizzling it with Butternut Squash Seed Oil. 

 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Butternut Squash Seed Oil

 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Butternut Squash Seed Oil


 

Made in small batches, this oil’s rich nutty flavor emerges from roasting and expeller pressing the seeds from butternut squash. The nutty taste complements the banana slices and works well with the granola, especially if your choice of granola contains nuts. 

 

Topping your breakfast with Butternut Squash Seed Oil will start your morning off a good note. Delicious and packed with nutrients, this oil is high in omega 6 fatty acids as well as Vitamin E and contains no cholesterol or trans fats. 

 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Butternut Squash Seed Oil


Ingredients:

Yogurt

Granola

Banana, sliced

Butternut Squash Seed Oil

 

Process:

1. Combine yogurt, granola, and banana. 

2. Top with drizzle ofButternut Squash Seed Oil. 


Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Butternut Squash Seed Oil


Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Butternut Squash Seed Oil

 

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