Recipes — Side Dishes

Broiled Tomatoes

Broiled Tomatoes

makes 4 servings Ingredients1 teaspoon mustard seeds2 large vine-ripened tomatoes2 tablespoons plain nonfat yogurt or mayonnaisesaltfreshly ground pepper1/2 tablespoon Santa Fe Olive Oil & Balsamic Company’s EVOO PreparationPreheat the oven to 400 F. Place a small pan over moderate heat. Add the mustard seeds; cover and fry until the seeds sputter and pop. Remove the pan from the heat. Halve the tomatoes and remove the seeds. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of yogurt over each half. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and toasted mustard seeds. Drizzle with oil. Bake on a tray for 15 minutes, then broil until lightly browned. Serve hot, warm,...

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Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Walnuts

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Walnuts

Ingredients3 five ounce packages (about 18 cups) mixed baby salad greens1 cup bottled balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing2 fifteen ounce cans small whole beets or 8 small cooked beets, chilled1/4 cup snipped fresh basil or flat-leaf parsley1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper1 cup crumbled semisoft goat cheese (chevre) (4 ounces)1/2 cup broken walnuts, toasted PreparationPlace salad greens in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with some of the dressing; toss gently to coat. Set aside. Drain and cut up beets. In a medium bowl, combine beets, basil, and pepper. Drizzle with some of the dressing; toss gently to coat. To serve, arrange greens...

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Pea & Basil soup

Pea & Basil soup

Ingredients32 oz. frozen peas (still frozen)3 cups vegetable broth3 Tbsp. Santa Fe Olive Oil & Balsamic Company’s Basil Olive Oil, divided1 tsp. Dijon mustard½ tsp. salt20 basil leaves, divided1 green onion, root end trimmed off¼ cup grated parmesan cheese½ lemon, cut into 4 wedges PreparationAdd the peas, broth, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, Dijon mustard, salt, 4 of the basil leaves and the green onion to a large pot set over high heat. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Transfer half of the mixture to a blender or food processor and puree. Pour it into a...

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Roasted Sesame Asparagus

Roasted Sesame Asparagus

serves 4 Ingredients1 1/2 to 2 pounds thin asparagus, bottoms trimmed1 1/2 tablespoons Santa Fe Olive Oil & Balsamic company’s olive oil2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil Preparation1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Cut the asparagus diagonally into 2 inch pieces and pace in a bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil and season with salt and peper to taste. Toss to coat, then spread on a baking sheet in a single layer 2. Roast the asparagus until just tender, 6 to 8 minutes, depending on the thickness 3. Transfer to a bowl, sprinkle with the...

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