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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

 

Sunday Snack: Cheese & Balsamic Pairings

Posted Sunday Apr 20, 2014 in Sunday Snack by Jenna Brower | 0 Comments

Good cheese and good balsamic vinegar are a perfect match. Here are five of our favorite pairings. 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Cheese & Balsamic Vinegar Pairing 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Cheese & Balsamic Vinegar Pairing


1. Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar & Bleu Cheese

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Cheese & Balsamic Vinegar Pairing

2. Fig Balsamic Vinegar & Gouda

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Cheese & Balsamic Vinegar Pairing 

3. Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar & Chèvre 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Cheese & Balsamic Vinegar Pairing

4. Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar & Brie 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Cheese & Balsamic Vinegar Pairing

5. Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar & Cheddar 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Cheese & Balsamic Vinegar Pairing

Sunday Snack: Caprese Grilled Cheese

Posted Sunday Apr 13, 2014 in Sunday Snack by Jenna Brower | 0 Comments

Who says grilled cheese is just for kids?


Not us! 

 

This past Saturday was National Grilled Cheese Day and how could we not commemorate such a great holiday? We took one of our favorite snacks - a Caprese stack with fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil - and transformed it into an even more delicious treat. 

 

Melted mozzarella along with slices of juicy tomato and sweet basil leaves puts a sophisticated spin on the classic grilled sandwich. This recipe calls for a drizzle of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar and Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil, but could certainly be changed to include some of your other favorite flavor combinations. Other pairings to complement this dish are Vermont Maple Balsamic & Garlic Olive Oil and Fig Balsamic & Basil Olive Oil

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Caprese Grilled Cheese with Traditional Balsamic Vinegar


You may notice a typical ingredient left off the list in this recipe: butter. Swap olive oil in place of butter and you’ll feel better about indulging in this cheesy treat. Simply drizzle oil on one side of each slide of bread where you would normally add butter. 

 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Caprese Grilled Cheese with Traditional Balsamic Vinegar


This recipe is quick and easy to prepare. Whether you’re making lunch or dinner for one or the whole family, it’s definitely a crowd pleaser. Entertaining? Cut your sandwiches into quarters and all your guests can enjoy. For a fun breakfast option, fry an egg and add it when adding the other toppings. 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Caprese Grilled Cheese with Traditional Balsamic Vinegar


Caprese Grilled Cheese 

 

makes 1 sandwich

Ingredients: 

2 slices bread

3 slices tomato

3-4 large fresh basil leaves

3 slices of fresh mozzarella 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar

 

Process:

1. Drizzle olive oil on one side of each slice of bread.

2. Arrange mozzarella slices on non-oiled side of bread. Place in skillet on medium heat. Cover with a lid and allow cheese to melt. 

3. Add tomato slices and basil to bread. Drizzle with Traditional Balsamic. Arrange other slice of bread on slice of bread with toppings.

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Caprese Grilled Cheese with Traditional Balsamic Vinegar 


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