The Spicy Olive's Ricota Cilantro and Onion DIp

The Spicy Olive’s Ricotta, Cilantro and Roasted Onion Dip

RICOTTA, CILANTRO & ROASTED ONION DIP
1 lb. fresh ricotta
3/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest plus 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, finely grated
1/4 cup The Spicy Olive’s Cilantro & Roasted Onion infused Olive Oil
1/4 cup finely chopped mixed chives, parsley, mint, and tarragon.
Kosher salt
Pepper
Pepper flakes – optional
The Spicy Olive’s CA Organic Arbequina EVOO – drizzle on top (mild single varietal EVOO)
2 baguettes
3 tablespoons of The Spicy Olive’s Butter infused Olive Oil – for baguette
In a food processor, puree the ricotta, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic and the 1/4 cup of Cilantro & Roasted Onion infused olive oil until smooth. Scrape into a medium bowl, stir in the herbs and season generously with salt and pepper.
For baguettes (use oven or grill) – Brush the baguettes with Butter infused olive oil. Grill over moderately high heat, turning once, until lightly charred, 3 minutes.
Serve dip in bowl and top with pepper flakes. Add a drizzle of EVOO. Can be served with baguette, or grilled veggies.

The Spicy Olive’s Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin seeds are a delicious treat to enjoy after carving your pumpkin for Halloween. Save the seeds and roast them, they are good for you-full of vitamins, minerals and fiber!

The Spicy Olive’s Truffle Popcorn

The Spicy Olive’s Truffle Popcorn
The olive oils at The Spicy Olive are a healthy and delicious way to pop popcorn. Use our Butter olive oil to make Movie theater popcorn, our Chipotle olive oil for a spicy, smoky popcorn, or Tuscan Herb or Rosemary for an Italian popcorn and don’t forget a sprinkle of parmesan cheese!

The Spicy Olive’s Spicy Pesto Chicken Wings

THE SPICY OLIVE’S SPICY PESTO WINGS
For the peppered oil:
1 cup of The Spicy Olive’s Chipotle infused Olive Oil
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 clove of garlic
Grated zest of 1 lemon
For the Pesto ( The Spicy Olive sells a delicious Pesto that would make this recipe simple)
1 cup of fresh basil
3 tablespoons of pine nuts
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for the topping
2 cloves of garlic
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/3 – 1/2 cup The Spicy Olive’s Picual or other Medium EVOO
Kosher Salt
For the Wings
2 lbs of chicken wings
Kosher Salt and freshly ground pepper
Make peppered oil; combine the Chipotle Olive Oil, red pepper flakes, garlic and lemon zest in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat to infuse the oil – 5-8 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool 20 minutes., then strain the oil and set aside.
Make the pesto; combine the basil, pine nuts, parmesan, garlic and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse to make a paste. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil until desired consistency is achieved. Season with salt and pepper.
Make the wings; preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the wings on a rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with about 1/4 cup of the peppered oil – toss. Refrigerate and marinate for 2hrs. Cook until browned and crispy, about 45 min. Transfer the wings to a platter, drizzle with pesto and gently toss. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese  and drizzle more peppered oil.

The Spicy Olive’s Parmesan Zucchini Fries

PARMESAN ZUCCHINI FRIES
4 zucchini, quartered lengthwise
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
5 tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Tuscan Herb Infused Olive Oil
2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a cooling rack with nonstick spray and place on a baking sheet; set aside.
Toss zucchini in Tuscan Herb Fused Olive Oil in a bowl – set aside. In a small bowl, combine Parmesan, thyme, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
Place zucchini onto prepared baking sheet, sprinkle with Parmesan mixture. Place into oven and bake until tender, about 15 minutes. Then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown.Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

The Spicy Olive’s Chicken Skewers

 Do you love Chicken Satay  as an appetizer at a restaurant? Need an appetizer for Sunday’s game?

Try chicken skewers !

1 package boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins

bamboo skewers-soak in water so they won’t burn on grill

1/4 cup The Spicy Olive’s Cilantro and Roasted Onion or Garlic olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup Peanut butter

1 Tablespoon The Spicy Olive’s Toasted Sesame oil

1 teaspoon soy sause

1 Tablespoon The Spicy Olive’s Honey Ginger white balsamic

green onion, sliced for garnish

 

Thread chicken tenders onto skewers, brush chicken with Cilantro & Roasted Onion Infused Olive Oil add salt, pepper and grill on both sides. until done (internal temp. of 165)  Serve with Peanut Sauce – mix peanut butter with Cilantro and Roasted Onion or Garlic olive oil (1 Tablespoon ), Sesame Oil, soy sauce, Honey Ginger White Balsamic and top with some green onions….it is a sure crowd pleaser!

The Spicy Olive’s Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

An easy but delicious snack, quick to prepare and healthy when served with vegetable crudite, like celery sticks, carrots, cucumbers and red peppers

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.

 

The Spicy Olive’s Mandarin Agrumato Olive Oil, Coconut, Cherries, and Cashews Granola

A delicious snack or breakfast food! The Mandarin olive oil and vanilla give this granola a surprising flavor. Delicious served over Greek Yogurt, ice cream or eat by the handful for a healthy snack

The Spicy Olive’s Blueberry Smoothie

The olive oils at The Spicy Olive are full of healthy biophenols that aid your health in a myriad of ways! One of those biophenols is oleocanthal. Oleocanthal is a potent anti inflammatory agent! Two tablespoons of our wonderful healthy olive oil is so good for you and here is a great recipe to make it tasty and easy!