Olive ~ Me & Co’s Easter Balsamic Glazed Ham

Ingredients

  • 6- to 8-pound fully cooked smoked bone-in ham
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons any Olive~Me & Co. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Orange slices, if desired
  • Maraschino cherries, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325ºF. Place ham, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of ham and does not touch bone or rest in fat. Cover loosely and bake 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes or until thermometer reads 135°F (13 to 17 minutes per pound).
  2. About 20 minutes before ham is done, remove from oven. Pour drippings from pan. Remove any skin from ham. Mix brown sugar, balsamic vinegar and mustard; pat or brush on ham. Bake uncovered 20 minutes longer.
  3. Cover ham loosely and let stand about 10 minutes or until thermometer reads 140°F. Garnish with orange slices and cherries.

 

 

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Olive~ Me & Co’s Persian Lime Olive Oil Guacamole

Ingredients:

  • 3 avocados
  • 1/4 cup Olive~Me & Co.’s Arbequina EVOO
  • juice from half a lime
  • 1/2 large onion, small dice
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 jalapenos peppers, minced
  • 2 tomatoes, minced
  • salt to taste

Mix it all up in a ceramic bowl, and enjoy

 

Olive~ Me & Co.’s Super Bowl Italian Cheesy Snack Mix 

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 3 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup pretzel nuggets
  • 2 cups small cheese-flavor crackers
  • 1 cup salted roasted soy nuts
  • 1/2 cup Olive~Me & Co.’s Italian Herb olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Olive~ Me & Co.’s 18 Year Old Traditional balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 300°F. In large bowl, mix cereals, pretzels, crackers and soy nuts.
  2. In small bowl, mix Olive~Me & Co.’s Italian Herb olive oil, Olive~Me & Co.’s 18 Year old Traditional balsamic vinegar, garlic salt and Italian seasoning. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring to coat. Spread in ungreased 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan.
  3. Bake about 30 minutes, stirring twice, until toasted. Sprinkle with cheese; toss to coat. Cool completely, about 45 minutes. (Cereal will crisp as it cools.) Store in airtight container.

 

Olive~Me & Co.’s Balsamic Chicken Wings

Ingredients:

  • 18 Chicken Wings
  • 1 cup Olive~Me & Co.’s Smoked or Chili Balsamic or any of Olive~Me & Co.’s Aged Balsamic
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons ginger, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Juice and zest of 1 Lemon (medium to small size)
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions:

  1. Separate the tip from the drumstick by cutting the chicken wings in between the joints
  2. Transfer the chicken to a large re-sealable plastic bag
  3. In a bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients. Pour half of the marinade into the bag with the chicken. Don’t allow for too much air in the bag, then go ahead and give them a good shake, making sure to cover each wing.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours
  5. Preheat oven to 350 F.
    In a large pan on medium heat, sear the chicken wings for about 3 minutes, until golden brown. Continue cooking in the oven for about 30 minutes turning them often to avoid burning. Add the remaining marinade to the pan. On stove top, continue cooking until the sauce is thick and coats the chicken wings evenly.
  6. Serve chicken wings on a platter and garnish with lemon zest.

 

Olive~Me & Co’s Italian Herb Olive Oil & Garlic Popcorn with Balsamic Vinegar

Simmer 1/4 of a cup of our 18 year old Traditional Balsamic vinegar until reduced by half, add 1/2 a stick of butter until well blended. Pop your popcorn in Olive~ Me & Co’s Italian Herb or Habanero Olive Oil. Toss the popcorn with the balsamic mixture, add fresh cracked pepper and Parmesan cheese to the top of it.. or drizzle a bit more of the Olive Oil over top…

Olive-Me & Co Balsamic Chicken Dinner

Adapted from Christine @ www.firsthomelovelife.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • ¾ cup Olive-Me & Co Balsamic Vinegar (Smoked, Chili, Garlic Cilantro, Traditional)
  • 2 tbsp. Olive-Me & Co EVOO (plain or flavoured)
  • salt and pepper
  • rosemary, basil, cayenne pepper, garlic powder OR seasoning blend of your choice

Directions:

  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper and herbs.
  2. Heat a large skillet on medium and drizzle olive oil in the pan. Once hot, add chicken breasts and let cook through.
  3. When the chicken is fully cooked, remove from the pan and let sit for about 5 minutes.
  4. Change heat to medium-low. Add the peppers and onion to the pan. Add balsamic vinegar after a few minutes.
  5. Once the chicken has rested, dice it up and add it back into the pan and finish cooking, mixing well.
  6. Serve over potatoes, rice, noodles etc.

Olive~Me & Co’s Olive Oil and Balsamic Bread Dip

 

bread dip

Serves: 12 | Prep: 10 mins | Ready in: 8 hours 10 mins.

Ingredients:

  • 250ml of Olive~Me & Co’s extra virgin olive oil
  • 150ml Olive~Me & Co’s balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a bottle with a lid, mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, basil, thyme, sea salt and pepper. Seal bottle and refrigerate mixture 8 hours or overnight. Shake well before serving. Store in the refrigerator

Notes:

  • This is a delicious dip, which is also quick and easy to make. Extra virgin olive oil is shaken with aged balsamic vinegar and herbs.
  • Serve as a starter with bread or use as a salad dressing.
  • You can blend plain olive oil and traditional balsamic, or get creative and do a mix of flavours!

Olive~Me & Co’s Roasted Pumpkin Salad With Honey Balsamic Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 1.75kg butternut pumpkin, deseeded, cut into 2cm-thick pieces
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 200g baby spinachpumpkin

Honey and balsamic dressing:

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Olive-Me & Co.’s Pumpkin Pie balsamic vinegar or traditional balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Place pumpkin in a single layer on trays. Spray with oil and turn to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Roast pumpkin, turning once, for 20 minutes or until golden and tender. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, heat a small, non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add pine nuts. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until golden.

Honey and balsamic dressing:

  1. Combine honey, vinegar and oil in a screw top jar. Secure lid and shake to combine. Remove lid. Microwave on HIGH for 10 seconds or until honey is melted. Replace lid. Shake until well combined.

Assembly:

  1. Place spinach and pumpkin in a large bowl. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Drizzle with dressing. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Olive~Me & Co’s Chicken With Honey Balsamic Glaze

Olive~Me & Co honey balsamic glazed chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1  teaspoon Any Olive~Me & Co.’s olive oil
  • 4 (4 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2  tablespoons Any Olive~Me & Co.’s balsamic vinegar
  • 2  tablespoons honey

Directions:

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients; sprinkle over both sides of chicken.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 7 to 8 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.
  3. Transfer chicken to a platter; keep warm. Reduce heat to medium-low; add vinegar and honey to pan. Simmer 1 minute or until glaze thickens; stir constantly. Pour glaze over chicken.

Olive~Me & Co’s BBq Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Olive~Me & Co’s 18 year Old Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sutter Buttes Chardonnay mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat,  stir until smooth. Allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until reduced by 1/3

Olive~Me & Co’s Clean Eating BBQ Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce – no sugar added
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste – no sugar added
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 4 tablespoons unsulfered molasses
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons of Olive~Me & Co’s Chili, 18 year Old Traditional or Smoked Balsamic Vinegar

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl and mix well using a whisk.
  2. Use like any other bbq sauce!

Olive~Me & Co Balsamic and Olive Oil Pot Roast

Ingredients

  • 1 Sirloin Roast Beef or any beef roast
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 Potatoes peeled
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar (18 year Old Traditional, Chili, Garlic Cilantro, Pomegranate, Fig or Smoked)
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil (Rosemary, Chipotle, Chili, Habanero, Italian Herb, Sundried Tomato, Jalapeno)
  • Garlic powder
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions:

  1. Place roast beef in a pan
  2. Season roast with salt, pepper , garlic cloves top with drizzled oil and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Peel potatoes and top them with Worcestershire sauce and then pour the balsamic vinegar over the roast and potatoes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add 1/4 cup of water to pan .
  6. Cook at 400 for 2 hrs if you like medium cooked . Cook 30 to 35 minutes longer if you like well done.

Tip: periodically baste the potatoes with the pan juice to give them more flavour

Olive~Me & Co’s Habanero Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 2 mangos, diced
  • 4  green onions  thinly sliced
  • 2  kiwifruit, sliced
  • 1  papaya, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro or basil minced
  • 2  tablespoons lime juice
  • 1  jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 2  tablespoons Olive~Me & Co’s White Honey Ginger Balsamic or 18 Year Old Traditional Balsamic
  • 2  tablespoons Olive~Me & Co’s Extra Virgin Habanero Olive Oil
  • salt to taste

Combine ingredients in a bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve!!! Enjoy!!!