Lemongrass-Mint Mojito

Lemongrass-Mint Mojito 6 fresh mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish1-1/2 tablespoons simple syrup (see below)1 tablespoon fresh lime juice – safe half the lime cut into wedges and garnish drink.1 tablespoon Lemongrass-Mint White Balsamic Vinegar2 ounces light Rumclub soda Place mint, simple syrup, lime juice and Lemongrass-Mint White Balsamic Vinegar in a wide glass. […]

Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinaigrette

BLACKBERRY-GINGER BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE In a small bowl, add 3 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons Blackberry-Ginger Balsamic Vinegar. Blend together with a whisk until fully emulsified. Pour over salad greens.

Quinoa Caribbean Salad

QUINOA CARIBBEAN SALAD 1 cup quinoa, dry 2 cups chicken broth (or 1 14.5 oz. can chicken broth, and remainder water to make 2 cups liquid) 1/2 T Thai seasoning 1 English cucumber (approx. 12 inches in length), chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 6 oz. frozen mango chunks (1/2 of 12 oz. bag), chopped […]

Spinach Salad with Ripe Peach Balsamic Vinaigrette

Spinach Salad with Fresh Peach Balsamic Vinaigrette (4 servings) ​Ingredients 6 cups fresh baby spinach, washed & dried thoroughly 1 medium red onion, sliced into rings, rings separated 1/2 cup pecans, toasted 1/3 cup goat cheese, crumbled 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 Tbsp. ripe peach balsamic vinegar Dash of ground black pepper, optional Directions Place spinach in a large serving bowl […]

Turkey Mole Recipe

Ingredients2 pound boneless skinless turkey breast cut into “turkey tenders” 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and quartered 6 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed 1 sprig fresh oregano ¼ cup packed chopped cilantro Mexican rice, accompaniment Chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish corn tortillas on the side Mole Sauce: 8 dried ancho chilies, stemmed and seeded 4 […]

Oatmeal with Ripe Peach Balsamic Vinegar

OATMEAL WITH RIPE PEACH BALSAMIC VINEGAR1/2 cup dry old-fashioned oats1 cup water2 tablespoons Ripe Peach Balsamic Vinegar1 tablespoon fat-free French Vanilla powdered coffee creamer1 tablespoon ground cinnamonIn a microwave-safe bowl, stir together oats and water.Cook for 1 minute in the microwave on HIGH.Stir.Cook for 30 seconds in the microwave on HIGH.Stir in 1 tablespoon fat-free French Vanilla powdered coffee […]

Traditional Caprese Salad

Yields 4 Servings 4 fresh tomatoes2 large rounds of fresh mozzarella cheese1/4 cup fresh basil leafssea salt and pepper to tasteVerde Valley Olive Oil Traders Fresh  Basil Olive Oil2 tablespoons Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders Traditional 18-Year Oak barrel Aged Balsamic Vinegar Preparation Instructions:1.Slice tomatoes in thick slices, salt and pepper to taste.2.Slice fresh mozzarella in similarly […]

How to Emulsify with Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegar

Emulsify Slowly add Olive Oil Trader’s EVOO to an Olive Oil Trader’s balsamic while whisking vigorously. This disperses and suspends minute droplets of one liquid throughout the other.  Emulsified mixtures are usually thick and satiny in texture. Emulsifying will allow you to evenly disperse a vinaigrette flavor over salads and fruit. For a vinaigrette, the […]

How to Marinate with Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegar

Techniques for Using Olive Oil Trader’s Oils & Vinegars Marinate  Coat food in a mixture of Olive Oil Trader’s EVOO and balsamic and let it rest for a certain amount of time. The purpose of marinating is for the food to absorb the flavors of the marinade or, as in the case of a tough […]