Island Olive Oil's Baby Kale Salad with Pomegranate & Gorgonzola

This recipe is a delicious vegetarian entrée salad with strong, savory notes of gorgonzola cheese balanced by the sweet, tart notes of our pomegranate balsamic vinegar.  This sweet gorgonzola vinaigrette stands up to astringent greens like kale and watercress creating a hearty salad.  Adding meaty walnuts, sweet pomegranate arils, and piquant gorgonzola all help to round out and reinforce the flavors in the dish.  Serve with sliced chicken breast to make it a healthy dinner.

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Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

Makes 4 cups
 
Ingredients
1 large onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 small red or serrano chili pepper, seeded and diced

2 tbsp robust extra virgin olive oil (we recommend our Peranzana EVOO)

2 cups ketchup

2 cups tomato sauce

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1 cup dark balsamic vinegar*

½ molasses

1 Tbsp liquid smoke (optional)

3 tsp smoked paprika

2 tsp  celery seed

1tsp ground cinnamon

Sea salt and ground pepper

 
Directions

In a large saucepan, sauté the onion, garlic, and chili in olive oil until the onion is translucent and soft, 3-5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine.

Bring the sauce to a boil then turn down the heat to a simmer and cook, uncovered, until thick, about 30 minutes. The longer this sauce simmers and reduces, the more intense the flavor. Feel free to use this immediately, but the flavors really meld if you let it sit overnight.

Keep in airtight jars in the fridge for up to 4 months.

 

*Use Gala Apple dark balsamic for the perfect BBQ for pork, Chocolate dark balsamic will create more of a rich flavor, or Maple dark balsamic for a sweeter option.

 

Recipe courtesy of Emily Lycopolus of The Olive Oil and Vinegar Cookbook

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Vintage Vinegar - Raw Pineapple Vinegar Recipes

Three simple recipes to utilize locally made Vintage Vinegar's Raw Pineapple Vinegar.  

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Bella Cucina Recipe Suggestions

Looking for some inspiration on how to use our Bella Cucina pestos? See some suggested uses below!

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Tropical Refresher

This creamy and cooling drink concoction features our pineapple and coconut balsamic. It's light and creamy similarly to a pina colada without the added sugar. Try at your next summer gathering!

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Berry Refresher

Our Berry Refresher is a tasty berry blend using our blueberry and raspberry balsamic. Delicious as an early morning beverage, or a tasty mid-day treat. 

 

 

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Jennifer’s Spicy Adobo Chili Marinade

This spicy marinade recipe is a simple way to really turn up the flavor on any dish. Savory garlic, spicy chili, and the sweetness of the habanero honey balsamic makes for a mouthwatering marinade!

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Southwestern Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

This hearty southwestern inspired vegetarian entrée salad has a sweet citrus dressing made with our Persian lime olive oil and cilantro & garlic white balsamic vinegar.  For a savory twist, substitute a tablespoon or so of our garlic olive oil for the lime oil in the dressing.  Try adding your favorite protein like grilled shrimp or flank steak for a flexitarian dish!

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Peach Bellini

A fun and refreshing cocktail idea to celebrate your Momma this Mother's Day!

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Chinese Chicken Salad

Our version of this beloved salad is the perfect entrée to satisfy your crunchy cravings.  Full of protein and freshness this is an easy and satisfying dish for a light and healthy family dinner or lunch with friends.  By simply using our honey ginger vinegar and sesame oil we create a healthy salad dressing without any added sugar or refined oil.

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