Recipes From June 2015 Newsletter

June Recipes:
The Spicy Olive’s Bulgar and Mediterranean Vegetable Salad
2 cups bulgar
1/2 cup The Spicy Olive’s  Dill Olive Oil
1/4 cup The Spicy Olive’s A-Premium White Balsamic
Juice and zest of one large lemon
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 can or cup of garbanzo beans, drained
1 large English cucumber finely diced
1 red or yellow bell pepper finely diced
2 tablespoons fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
1/2 red onion finely minced
1 clove garlic finely minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup crumbled feta (optional)
sea salt and pepper to taste

Soak the bulgur in very hot water (enough to cover the bulgur by 1″) along with a tablespoon of salt for 30 minutes.  Drain and rinse with cold water until completely cooled and drained.  Fluff and set aside.  Combine all the other ingredients  (except the feta) and mix well.  Marinate these ingredients for up to an hour in the refrigerator.  In a large bowl, combine the completely drained and cooled bulgur with the marinated ingredients, tossing well to combine and sprinkle with feta if using. Adjust the seasoning again and serve.

Serves 4 as a main course or 6 as a side

The Spicy Olive’s Persian Lime olive oil with our Honey Ginger White balsamic or our Garlic olive oil with our Sicilian Lemon white balsamic  would also be delicious combinations on this salad!
The Spicy Olive Steak Marinade
Featuring The June Flavors of the Month!
1/4 cup The Spicy Olive’s Harissa or Tuscan Herb olive oil
1/4 cup The Spicy Olive’s Traditional or Espresso balsamic
2 Tbsp.A-1 Sauce or Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix together marinade ingredients and marindae steaks overnight or for at least 2 hours. Grill until medium rare or desired doneness. A great dinner idea for Father’s Day!
Made with our new Roasted Red Peppers!
The Spicy Olive’s Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
1 jar Delizia Roasted Red Peppers, drained (available at The Spicy Olive)
2 – 15 oz. cans garbanzo beans, drained
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup The Spicy Olive’s UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil of your choice or any Spicy Olive infused olive oil
2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste

Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until creamy and smooth. Adjust seasoning as desired.   Refrigerate until ready to serve and drizzle more fresh olive oil over the top if desired