Peach Caprese Salad

A delicious Fresh Harvest twist on a classic. This caprese uses our white peach balsamic along with fresh peaches and ricotta. Delicious year round, and especially good for Summer!

Ingredients (per serving):

Arrange the sliced peaches on a platter sandwiching one tablespoon of ricotta between the slices. Whisk the olive oil with the white balsamic vinegar and drizzle the peaches and ricotta with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper and scatter fresh basil leaves over the peaches. 

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Caribbean Coleslaw with Pineapple Balsamic

Caribbean Coleslaw with Pineapple Balsamic

A special coleslaw with a hint of tropical and spicy!

INGREDIENTS:

Directions:

Whisk together the olive oils, balsamic and Greek yogurt.

In a large bowl toss the coleslaw mix, carrot matchsticks, cranberries, Pistachio nuts and pineapple tidbits until well mixed. Pour whisked dressing on slaw and toss to combine.

Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2-3 days.

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Blue Cheese Tuscan Burgers

Yum! Healthy. Nutritious. Delicious. 

Ingredients:

Mix the lean ground beef with the Tuscan olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper by your clean hands. Add the blue cheese crumbles and incorporate into the mixture gently(by hand). Two pounds will make 8-quarter pounders. Divide the meat mixture into two equal sections, which is 1 lb each. Then divide those two 1 lb sections into 4 equal sections, which will be ¼ pounders. Using your favorite method (mine is my hand) pat and roll the ¼ pounders into burgers. As you form the burgers push larger blue cheese crumbles inside the meat. There will be visible blue cheese crumbles showing, which is ok, but try to get the larger pieces of blue cheese inside. Put raw burgers on a plate, cover and let them rest.

 Direct and indirect cooking are the secret of this recipe.

 Fire up the grill! Create two sections on your grill. Direct and indirect heat. This means the hot coals might go all over the bed of your grill for a bit to heat up and clean the grates, but once the grates are ‘heat cleaned’ and brushed – push back the coals to only halfof your grilling area. One side is direct heat. The other side is indirect heat. Cook the burgers on the hot side of the grill onlyuntil seared well, turning once. You want to sear both sides, but not cook them fully else the blue cheese will melt. Once they are seared nicely with grill marks, move the burgers over to the indirect heat side of your grill and drizzle with our balsamic. Open your vents so that the heated air is moving around the indirect heat side and close the lid of your grill. You’re basically baking the burgers, which is gentler cooking for the blue cheese.

 Cook until done to your preference. Serve with toasted buns (our butter olive oil works well to toast buns), pickles, sliced red onion, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. Yum. Enjoy!

 

Bald Knobber Beans with Maple Balsamic

Take this quick and simple dish to any picnic or BBQ!

INGREDIENTS:

Directions:

Using a large, non-stick or cast iron skillet sauté onion and bell pepper in the Smoked Chaabani olive oil for 5-10 minutes until translucent and tender. Stir frequently.

Add beans, honey, brown sugar, bacon bits and balsamic.  Bring to a slow boil on medium heat, then reduce to low.

Cook over low heat, stirring frequently. Cook until liquid is reduced, and beans have a thick consistency, usually around 10-15 minutes or longer. 

(OPTIONAL FUN) Garnish with chopped watercress, poke sprouts, dandelion greens or parsley, or anything else the revenuers won’s take! If you don’t know what a baldknobber is, check with the Google. Rich history. 

These beans keep well in the refrigerator and are even better the next day.

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Mexican Street Tacos

Mexican Street Tacos with olive oil and balsamic

INGREDIENTS:

 Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine Key Lime balsamic, Cilantro & Roasted Onion olive oil, garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Whisk well. 
  2. In a large bowl, pour marinade over steak strips, cover and marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 hour (or up to 4 hours), stirring the mixture occasionally. 
  3. Heat large skillet to medium high. Add steak (including marinade), stirring often, until steak has browned, and marinade has reduced – about 5-6 minutes, or until desired doneness.
  4. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium heat and warm (toast) tortillas, transferring to covered dish or tortilla keeper to keep warm.
  5. Serve steak in tortillas, topped with onion, cilantro and lime.

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Easy Spanish Style Rice

Ingredients:

Heat olive oils over medium heat in a medium saucepan or skillet. Add rice and sauté’ until rice is lightly browned.  Be sure to stir the rice and oil mixture well to brown properly. Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes and chilies, salt, pepper. Stir well, turn up heat and bring to a boil. Next, cover and reduce heat to low, simmer for 30 minutes (or more), until the rice is cooked and all liquid absorbed.

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White Chicken Chili

Olive Oil and balsamic White Chicken Chili recipe

This is a positively delicious and easy recipe!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed and shredded
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans white beans
  • 4 tablespoons Fresh Harvest Cilantro & Roasted Onion olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium Jalapeño pepper, deseeded and minced
  • 2 medium Poblano peppers, deseeded and hopped
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Harvest Key Lime White Balsamic
  • 2 teaspoons Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can white corn, drained
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped (optional for topping)
  • Sour cream (optional for topping)
  • Fresh Jalapeno slices (optional for topping)
  • Tortilla chips, crumbled (optional for topping)

Directions:

Drain and rinse the canned white beans. In a medium bowl, mash halfof the beans with a potato masher until chunky. Reserve beans until needed.

Add the Cilantro and Roasted Onion olive oil to a large Dutch oven and heat it over medium heat until shimmering. Add peppers, onion, and garlic and sauté until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes.


Add the cumin, coriander, oregano and chili powder and continue to sauté for 1 more minute to toast the spices. Stir in the chicken stock and lime balsamic bring to a simmer. Add the beans and continue to simmer for 20 more minutes.

Stir in the shredded rotisserie chicken, cheese and corn. Salt and Pepper to taste. Stirring frequently, simmer until heated through, about 5-10 more minutes. Serve the chili in individual bowls topped with a dollop of sour cream, chopped Cilantro, freshly Jalapeño slices and tortilla chips.

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Neapolitan Balsamic Marinara

Balsamic Olive Oil Neapolitan Marinara

This veggie rich marinara-style sauce is a variation of the classic Italian Neapolitan sauce. Easy and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium white or yellow onion (chopped)
  • 4-5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 large Zucchini Squash (chopped)
  • 1 small Eggplant (chopped)
  • ½ cup Fresh Harvest Tuscan Herb olive oil
  • ¾ cup Fresh Harvest Neapolitan Herb Balsamic
  • 2 (28-ounce cans) San Marzano Italian tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Celery Seed
  • 1/2 tbsp. crushed chili pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 bunch of flat-leaf parsley (minced)

 Directions:

Heat the Tuscan Herb olive oil in a large sauce pan or Dutch oven. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until translucent (about 3-4 minutes). Add the minced Garlic and cook 1-2 minutes longer. Then add the zucchini and eggplant and cook for 5-8 minutes until slightly translucent.

Add the canned tomatoes, Neapolitan Herb balsamic, celery seed and pepper flakes. Stir well and bring to a slight boil. Then reduce heat to lowest setting, cover and let simmer for at least 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Using a wooden spoon crush the whole tomatoes against the side of the pot.

Whisk the ¼ tsp baking soda into 1 tbsp. water and add to sauce. Stir well. Simmer for up to an hour or a little longer until sauce is a thick consistency. If needed to get a thicker consistency, simmer without lid. Before serving, add the minced flat-leaf parsley and stir well.

Serve over pasta, with meatballs, on bread, and so on.

This sauce keeps well in the fridge for up to a week.

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Espresso Balsamic Tiramisu

Real and Authentic Espresso Balsamic Tiramisu

A classic recipe with a Fresh Harvest twist. Yes, you can!
This recipe is easier than you think and it’s delicious.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 5 large egg yolks (room temperature)
  • 2/3rd cup + 1 tbsp. granulated sugar (divided)
  • 16 oz mascarpone cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup Marsala wine (sweet)
  • 2 dozen Italian Lady fingers*
  • ¼ cup good quality dark rum
  • ½ cup Fresh Harvest Espresso Balsamic 
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • Cocoa or chocolate powder for dusting

* A fairly reasonable substitute for lady finger cakes is to use a whole plain sponge cake, angel food or pound cake. Cut cake into 4”x 2” fingers and bake them in a 300-degree oven for about 15 minutes before assembling the Tiramisu. Let them cool completely before constructing Tiramisu.

Directions:

Whisk 1/3 cup of sugar with egg yolks for 5 minutes until light yellow and tripled in volume.  Place the egg yolks in a large heat proof bowl set over a medium saucepan of simmering water.  Add the Marsala and continue whisking constantly for about five minutes or until the temperature of the mixture reaches 155 degrees on a digital thermometer (this process eliminates any bacteria). 

Set aside and let cool for 10 minutes. Then, whisk in the soft Mascarpone into yokes until smooth. Don’t over whisk. Stop once you get a consistent creamy texture. 

In a large bowl or stand mixer whip the cream, vanilla and 1/3  cup of sugar until soft peaks form (10-15 min). Gentlyfold whipped cream into the egg yolk and mascarpone mixture until creamy and well blended. Keep as much air in the mixture as possible.  Whisk together rum, 1 tbsp. sugar and balsamic in a shallow bowl you can use to dip the lady fingers.

Working with 1 cookie at a time, dipping a total of 12 cookies into the espresso balsamic mixture per layer.  Arrange the lady fingers in a single layer, side by side with a small amount of room between each, over the bottom of a 9×9” dish. Spoon 1/3 of the mascarpone mixture over the cookies and gently spread to cover. Repeat this process finishing with a layer of mascarpone. Using a mesh strainer, lightly sprinkle top with ground chocolate or cocoa. Cover tiramisu \and refrigerate at least 5-6 hours.

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Steak Diane for Two

Steak Diane with Butter Olive Oil and Lemon Balsamic

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 (6-ounce) beef fillets, cut from the tenderloin (filet mignon), preferably not totally lean
  • 4 tablespoons Fresh Harvest Butter olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot or onion
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Harvest Sicilian Lemon Balsamic
  • ½ cup heavy cream or half-and-half
  •  Chopped fresh chives or parsley leaves, for garnish
  •  Salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Cover fillets with wax paper and flatten some, with the palm of your hand, the back of a skillet or a small mallet; they should be about 1-inch thick. Sprinkle lightly with salt and a lot of pepper. In small skillet, preferably one just large enough to hold fillets, add 2 tbsp. Butter olive oil over medium-high heat. When oil begins to shimmer sear steaks on both sides, just until browned, no more than 2 minutes a side. Remove to a plate. 
  2. Add remaining Butter olive oil over medium heat, with shallot or onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in mustard, Worcestershire and cream. Add a little salt and a fair amount of pepper. Stir once or twice, then taste and adjust seasoning. 
  3. Keeping mixture at a steady simmer, return meat and accumulated juices to pan. Cook, turning two or three times, until meat is done to your liking. Remove steaks to a plate. Add Lemon Balsamic to the sauce and whisk until combined well. Spoon sauce over meat, garnish with chives or parsley, and serve immediately.

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