Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip

This roasted red pepper feta dip is quick and easy to whip up especially when you are short on time. Great for any party or gathering. The Harissa Olive Oil gives this dip a nice kick. Enjoy with crackers, bread or fresh cut veggies.

What you’ll need:

8 oz. package of fresh feta cheese

2 whole roasted red peppers

2 – 3 tablespoons of mild or medium Single Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 – 3 tablespoons Harissa Olive Oil (depends on how spicy you want it)

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Here’s how:

Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pour into a small

serving bowl. Garnish with paprika. It’s now ready to be served!


Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

Smoky, tangy, and sweet, this balsamic barbecue sauce can literally be put on anything. It’s great on chicken, steak, ribs, meatballs, tofu, you name it. It’s that good! We sauteed the onions in the olive wood smoked extra virgin olive oil and added a smoked sea salt to give this sauce a smoky flavor. Our traditional balsamic compliments the sweetness of the brown sugar and molasses by giving it the right amount of tang. You can use any dark flavored balsamic for another depth of flavor. Make this sauce more or less spicy. You really can’t go wrong.

What you’ll need:

1 15 oz. can tomato sauce

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup molasses

1 cup Traditional Balsamic or any flavored dark balsamic

2 tablespoons Olive Wood Smoked Olive Oil or any other UP extra virgin olive oil of your choice

1 small white onion, minced

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon brown mustard

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more for a spicier sauce)

2 teaspoons smoked sea salt or (2 teaspoons smoked paprika + 2 teaspoons sea salt)

fresh ground pepper to taste

Here’s how:

In a small sauce pan, simmer onion in olive oil until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce, brown sugar, molasses, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, mustard, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened, stirring frequently, for about 30 minutes. Allow it to cool down for a few minutes. Transfer sauce into a blender and blend until smooth. It can be used immediately or pour it in a glass jar and refrigerate for later use. Sauce is good for a month.


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


Tangerine Balsamic Cranberry Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce beats out canned cranberry sauce every time. Once I started to make my own, I’ve never went back. Most cranberry sauce recipes require one cup of sugar, but we cut the sugar in half because of the natural sweetness of the tangerine balsamic and tangerine juice. This recipe is quick and simple.

What you’ll need: 

12 oz. fresh cranberries

3/4 cup tangerine or clementine juice

1/4 cup So Olive Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar

1/2 cup cane sugar

1 tablespoon tangerine zest

Here’s How:

Add the tangerine balsamic, tangerine juice, and sugar to a medium sauce pan. Bring it to a boil and stir until sugar disolves. Add the cranberries. Stir and reduce heat, allowing the cranberries to simmer for about 10 minutes or until the cranberries have burst. You will hear the cranberries pop. Once the cranberries are done, stir in the tangerine zest. Remove the sauce pan from the heat and allow the sauce to cool. Then transfer in a container to be chilled in the refrigerator. The cranberry sauce will thicken in the refrigerator.