UP EVOO at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio!

Veronica Foods, our importer of high quality extra virgin olive oils and balsamics has been selected again to help feed the Olympic athletes and the press this August in Rio. (The other time was the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.) They have received a request to send over a wide selection of Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils and UP Balsamics to the games this summer, the same olive oils and balsamics we provide. Congratulations, Veronica Foods!


Fresh Summer Corn Salad

What I love about summer is the abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits, and corn is at the top of my list as a favorite. The small golden kernels add a nice sweet juicy crunch to any summer meal. When the weather is too hot to cook, a salad is usually a good way to go. In our house, we make all kinds of corn salad variations. This fresh summer corn salad made with zucchini, tomato, and avocado is made even more flavorful with the persian lime extra virgin olive oil, giving it a citrus touch, and the serrano honey vinegar adds a subtle heat.

What you’ll need:

6 ears of corn, shucked

1 medium zucchini, diced

4 Roma tomatoes, diced

1 avocado, diced

1/2 small red onion, diced

1/2 cup cilantro, minced

2 tablespoons Persian Lime Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 tablespoons Serrano Honey Vinegar

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Here’s how:

In a large bowl, mix together persian lime olive oil, serrano honey vinegar, salt, and pepper. Add corn, zucchini, tomatoes, avocado, onion, and cilantro to the vinaigrette. Combine all the ingredients until evely combined. Garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!


Chipotle Salsa

This salsa recipe is quick and super easy. The chipotle extra virgin olive oil gives the salsa a nice smokey flavor.

What you’ll need:

One 15 oz. can of fire roasted tomatoes

1/2 green pepper

1/4 small red onion

1 tbsp. tomato paste

2 tbsp. chipotle olive oil

1 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tsp. honey

sea salt to taste