The Spicy Olive’s Smoky Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted, crunchy chickpeas are a fiber rich, low fat snack option. Using The Spicy Olive’s Olivewood Smoked olive oil adds a smoky flavor to the roasted chickpeas, making them irresistible!


The Spicy Olive’s Spicy Lemon GInger Chicken Wings

The Spicy Olive’s Cayenne Chili pepper olive oil is back and there is no better way to enjoy it then on these delicious chicken wings!

Spicy Olive Candy Cane Caprese Salad

The Spicy Olive Candy Cane Caprese Salad

The Caprese Salad is a popular tomato and cheese salad that is perfect for this holiday change up. Arrange the tomato and cheese slices to make a candy cane shape! Garnish with fresh basil for a festive, red, white and green salad-perfect for any holiday buffet table! This salad can also be made into a wreath shape with lettuce greens underneath for another beautiful holiday salad idea!

The Spicy Olive’s Spinach Artichoke Flatbread

This delicious flatbread pizza is a wonderful appetizer for football games, tailgates, and even for the upcoming holiday season! This recipe is easy to change, giving an easy flatbread template to use for all your entertaining.

Here are some additional ideas to try:

Pesto flatbread- Top the flatbread with our delicious Delizia Pesto (available at The Spicy Olive), spreading a thin layer of pesto across the flatbread. Add mozzarella cheese, grilled chicken and other veggies for a delicious treat.

Italian Flatbread- Spread a thin coating of The Spicy Olive’s  Tuscan Herb olive oil over the flatbread. Top with sauteed mushrooms and onion , crumbled Italian sausage and pizza cheese blend for a flavorful appetizer.

I like to use a purchased Naan bread to use for the flatbread saving the step of making dough. You could also use store bought pizza crusts or dough and pita bread.


Easter Ideas from The Spicy Olive on Fox 19!

Melanie Cedargren, owner of The Spicy Olive, appeared on the Fox 19 Morning Show this week and prepared 2 great recipes for the upcoming Easter holiday. Our Bacon Balsamic Deviled Eggs are a delicious twist on Deviled Eggs but once you try them, you will never make deviled eggs any other way! Our Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake is perfect for Easter Brunch or Dessert. We used our Lemon olive oil to add flavor and a succulent texture.

The Spicy Olive’s Blackberry Ginger Chicken Wings

4 pounds chicken “party” wings
2 tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Garlic Olive Oil (or olive oil of your choice)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup The Spicy Olive’s  Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce

Combine soy sauce, balsamic, pepper, olive oil and wings in a large, zip-top bag. Close bag and refrigerate 4 hours to overnight.

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat.

Remove the chicken wings from the marinade and pat dry. Cook the wings on the preheated grill, turning occasionally, until the chicken is well browned and no longer pink, 25 to 30 minutes.


Place the reserved marinade in a small sauce pot set over medium-low heat, and gently simmer until reduced by half, approximately 5 minutes.

Place grilled wings in a large bowl. Drizzle with reduced balsamic marinade and toss to coat well.


Balsamic Bacon Deviled Eggs

Balsamic Bacon Deviled Eggs

12 hard boiled eggs

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 slices of bacon, fried and crumbled

1 teaspoon dried roasted onion

1-2 teaspoons The Spicy Olive’s Traditional Balsamic Vinegar (or you could use Serrano Honey or Jalapeño Balsamic for a little kick)

Slice boiled eggs in half and remove egg yolks. Place egg yolks in bowl and add mayonnaise, salt, bacon crumbles, balsamic vinegar  and roasted onion. Mix together with a fork until well mixed. Spoon into egg white halves or pipe to make them fancier. Enjoy!

(If you use the Jalapeño balsamic you may need to add a teaspoon or 2 of sugar to the recipe)



Goat Cheese with The Spicy Olive FROG Jam

Easy Appetizer!

The Spicy Olive Red Wine & Balsamic Marinated Mushrooms