Olive~Me & Co’s Cream of Potato, Leek and Artichoke Soup with Bacon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

cream of potato leek artichoke soup bacon olive oil

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of Olive~Me & Co’s Bacon flavored extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 leeks chopped (2 small onions if you prefer onions)
  • 1 minced clove garlic
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 can artichokes,in water, drained
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 block softened fat free cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives to garnish

Instructions:

  1. Heat Bacon flavored olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and the garlic stir well. Add the potatoes and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the artichokes, stock, cream cheese, and salt and pepper.
  2. Cook until the vegetables are tender 20- 25 minutes.  In a blender, fill blender 1/2 way, puree the soup. You will have to do this in batches and please ensure the lid is vented. Garnish with chives and enjoy! You can even drizzle a little of the bacon olive oil over top as you serve!

Olive~ Me & Co’s Smokey Bacon BBQ Sauce

Makes approximately 3 cups of sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp of Olive~ Me & Co’s Bacon Olive Oil
  • 2/3 cup of Olive~Me & Co’s Smoked Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbl finely chopped shallot
  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar or Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup spicy mustard
  • 2 Tbls horseradish (can substitute horseradish mustard instead)

Instructions:

  1. Heat Bacon Olive Oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots & saute for 1 minute. Add Smoked Balsamic Vinegar & cook to reduce by half. Add ketchup, brown sugar & honey.
  2. Simmer for 5 minutes.  Stir in mustard and horseradish.