The Smiling Olive Blog — Savory

Eggplant Bruschetta

Appetizer Dairy-Free Olive Oil Savory Vegan Vegetables Vegetarian

Ingredients 1 Eggplant, Peeled, Medium Diced 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt, Plus More for Seasoning 1 Teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper, Plus More for Seasoning 4 Tablespoons of any Olive Oil from The Smiling Olive (Try Arbequina, Coratina or Piqual) 1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (optional) 3 Tablespoons Minced Garlic 1 Onion, Medium Dice 1/2 Cup Pitted and Halved Kalamata Olives 1/4 Cup Drained Capers 3/4 Cup Diced Roasted Red Peppers 2 Tablespoons Champagne Vinegar 2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Parsley Leaves 2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Oregano Leaves Pinch Smoky Paprika 1 French Baguette, Sliced on Bias Directions Preheat the oven to 450...

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Parmesan-Parsley Fettuccini with Green Beans, Roasted Peppers, and Lemony Ricotta

Cheese Olive Oil Pasta Savory Vegetables Vegetarian

Ingredients 2 Cups Part-Skim Ricotta Cheese 4 Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice 4 Tablespoons Lemon EVOO 2 Cups Fresh Green Beans cut into 2 Inch Pieces Sea Salt 1 Teaspoon Pepper 1 Cup Diced Roasted Red/Orange Bell Pepper or Jarred Red Pepper 1 Package of Pasta Mama’s Parmesan-Parsley Fettuccini Shredded Sharp White Cheddar Cheese (optional)  Directions Mix both cheeses together and then mix in the lemon juice.  Beat with a fork until the mixture is smooth.  Set aside. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.  Stir in green beans, season with salt, and cook...

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Traditional Bruschetta

Appetizer Balsamic Cheese Olive Oil Savory Vegetarian

Ingredients 4 Tablespoons Garlic Olive Oil 4 tablespoons Butter Olive Oil Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced 1 Pint Red Grape Tomatoes, Halved Lengthwise 1 Pint Yellow Grape Tomatoes, Halved Lengthwise 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar (Try Traditional or A-Premium) 16 Whole Fresh Basil Leaves, plus more as needed. Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper 1 Whole Baguette or Crusty Loaf Directions Add the red and yellow tomatoes, balsamic and basil to a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the Garlic Olive Oil. Toss to combine, then taste and add more basil or salt, if needed. Cover and refrigerate for an hour...

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White Bean Bruschetta

Appetizer Balsamic Dairy-Free Harissa Olive Oil Savory Vegan

Ingredients 1 Cup Cooked Canellini Beans, 4 Tablespoons Harissa Olive Oil, 2 Tablespoons Black Olive Paste, 2 Tablespoons Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, 1/2 Teaspoon Fresh Rosemary 2 Tablespoons Basil Leaves, cut in narrow ribbons 1 Garlic Clove, thinly sliced Salt and Pepper (To Taste) 4 (1-inch) Thick Slices Baguette, grilled Directions Preheat grill pan or broiler. In a bowl, gently combine the beans, black olive paste, Harissa Olive Oil, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, basil and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the mixture sit for a half an hour or so. Toast bread under the broiler, or on a...

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Minestrone Soup

Olive Oil Savory Soup

Ingredients 2 Tbsp EVOO (I used Herbs de Provence, but other options are: Basil, Tuscan Herb, Picual, Cobrancosa), 2 Cans Diced Tomatoes, 1 Can Crushed Tomatoes, 1 Can Cannellini Beans, 1 Can Red Beans, 4 Tbsp. Sundried Tomato Pesto*, 1 Large Diced Onion, 8 Cups Chicken Broth*, 4 Cloves Minced Garlic, 4 Stalks of Diced Celery, 2 Large Diced Carrot, 2 Diced Zucchinis, 1 Diced Yellow Pepper, Salt and Pepper (To Taste), 1 Teaspoon Dried Basil, 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano, 1 Cup Elbow or Ring Pasta, Shredded Parmesan Cheese Directions Heat the oil in a large pot over medium high...

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