Strawberry Pasta Salad

The Spicy Olive’s Strawberry Pasta Salad

Here is a great side dish for your summer BBQs, pool parties or other gatherings! Delicious summer strawberries highlight this warm weather salad!

The Spicy Olive’s Mandarin Pasta Salad

This is the perfect pasta salad for pot luck dinners and summer parties! This one is also a salad that kids love! Add grilled chicken to make this main dish instead of a side.

The Mandarin Pasta salad has an Asian flare because it is dressed with our Honey Ginger balsamic but to play up the Mandarin tangerine flavor, I used The Spicy Olive’s Mandarin olive oil. It is packed with delicious citrus flavor and is the perfect compliment. If our Mandarin olive oil is not available (it is a seasonal olive oil) our Blood Orange olive oil is a great substitute!

The Spicy Olive’s Mushroom and Smoked Gouda Pasta

The Spicy Olive’s Wild Mushroom and Sage Chicken and Noodles

The Spicy Olive's One Pan

The Spicy Olive’s Tuscan One Pan Pasta

The Spicy Olive's Smoked Salmon Linguine

The Spicy Olives Smoked Salmon Linguine

The Spicy Olive's Kale & Italian Saus

The Spicy Olive Garbanzo Bean, Sausage, and Kale Pasta

Recipes From February 2016 Newsletter

February Recipes
 The Spicy Olive’s Baklouti Green Chili Cornbread
Great served with chili on Super Bowl Sunday!

Ingredients
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup Baklouti Chili Olive Oil
8 ounces sharp grated Cheddar, 2 ounces reserved
1/3 cup chopped scallions, +2 tablespoons reserved
2 tablespoons (1 small pepper) seeded finely diced fresh Anaheim pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 by 9″inch baking pan with Baklouti Olive Oil.
Directions
Combine the flour, cornmeal, honey, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, eggs, and Baklouti Olive Oil. With a wooden spoon, stir the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix in the grated Cheddar, scallions and Anaheim peppers.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top, and sprinkle with the reserved grated Cheddar and extra chopped scallions. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool and cut into large squares. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

The Spicy Olive’s Basil Lime Salad Dressing

2 Tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Basil Olive oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Persian Lime Olive oil
2 Tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Premium White Balsamic vinegar
salt & pepper to taste
Whisk together and drizzle over green salad, fruit salad or a tomato salad.

 
The Spicy Olive’s Italian Pasta Bake 

2 Tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Tuscan Herb olive oil
1 lb. bulk Italian sausage
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1 onion, slivered
1 sweet red pepper, sliced
1 pkg. mushrooms sliced
1 pkg. pasta, rotini or such, cooked and drained
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

Saute the red pepper, mushrooms and onion in the Tuscan Herb olive oil until tender. Remove from pan and place in casserole dish. Place sausage in pan and cook until done and browned. Add tomatoes and cook until warm. Add the vegetables back to pan. Place cooked pasta in casserole dish and top with sausage and vegetable mixture. Add 1/2 cheese and stir to mix and top with the rest of the cheese. Place in 375 degree oven and cook until heated through and cheese on top is browned.

The Spicy Olive’s Macerated Berries 

2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup The Spicy Olive’s Dark Chocolate balsamic
2-3 Tablespoons Basil olive oil
1 bunch fresh basil leaves, sliced in slivers

Place strawberries in a bowl.  Add Chocolate balsamic, basil olive oil and basil leaves.
Serve over pound cake, angel food cake or ice cream and top with whipped cream.

August Recipes:
Sparkling Gravenstein Apple Balsamic Cocktail
2 oz. vodka, chilled
1/2 oz. Gravenstein Apple white balsamic. vinegar
3 oz. club soda, chilled
Fill a tall glass with ice. Add vodka, Gravenstein Apple balsamic and soda water. Stir to gently mix and serve immediately. Enjoy!
 Heirloom Tomato Salad
4 ripe heirloom tomatoes, cut into wedges
2 Tablespoons The Spicy Olive single varietal olive oil
2 Tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Neapolitan Herb balsamic
sea salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch Italian parsley or basil
Place cut tomatoes in a bowl. Top with the oil and balsamic vinegar. Chiffonade the fresh herbs and sprinkle on top. Toss to coat with the balsamic and olive oil and season to taste with the salt and pepper. Serve and Enjoy!
Apple Pasta Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
8 oz. Farfalle Pasta, cooked according to package instructions and drained
1 cup roasted chicken, shredded
1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
2 small yellow squash, thinly sliced
2 apples, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
1/4 cup walnuts, toasted
1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese
Stir together pasta, chicken and next 5 ingredients in a large salad bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Dressing:
1/4 cup The Spicy Olive’s Gravenstein Apple white balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup The Spicy Olive’s Persian Lime olive oil
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
Whisk together salad dressing ingredients. Pour over pasta salad, toss and enjoy!
( Could also make this pasta salad with peaches or nectarines and our Ripe Peach balsamic)

Smoked Salmon Linguine

8 oz. uncooked linguine

1/2 c. diced celery
2 garlic clovers, minced
1/2 c. The Spicy Olive’s Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil
6-8 oz. smoked salmon
1/2 c. dry white wine
2 tbsp. chopped parsley
1/2 tsp. oregano
Pepper and parmesan cheese to taste
Prepare linguine according to package directions. Drain well, return to pot, coat with olive oil and keep warm. In a large skillet, over medium heat, sauté celery and garlic in olive oil about 2 minutes. Add wine, parsley, oregano, and pepper. Simmer about 10 minutes. 
Add salmon and cook until heated through. Pour salmon sauce over linguine and serve with parmesan cheese and crusty bread.