24 recipes for "extra_virgin_olive_oil"
Lemon Aioli

Lemon Aioli

Sep 5, 2006

Extra-virgin olive oil adds a glossy sheen to this dipping sauce. It's also tasty with fried shrimp or grilled chicken.

Lentil Hummus

Lentil Hummus

Oct 13, 2006

Drizzle this golden smooth dip with a little extra-virgin olive oil if desired. Serve with celery and carrot sticks and toasted pita wedges. Tahini, a paste made of sesame seeds, is available in most supermarkets.

Feta Yogurt Dip

Feta Yogurt Dip

Aug 18, 2014

This creamy herbed dip is perfect for a party. It can be halved or doubled, it's a cinch to whip up, and it tastes even better when made ahead and flavours have time to develop. For added drama, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil just before serving.

Spinach and Feta Pie

Spinach and Feta Pie

Sep 16, 2005

The key to this rustic vegetarian pie filled with classic Greek flavours is the pastry: it's made with extra-virgin olive oil. You can make the pie up to five days ahead and serve it warm or at room temperature.

''Sure to Please'' Chicken Cacciatore

''Sure to Please'' Chicken Cacciatore

May 12, 2009

I like to prepare dishes for guests that allow me to enjoy their company. In order to do this, I select dishes that can be prepared before the guests arrive and are already cooking while we are enjoying their company. My "Sure to Please" Chicken Cacciatore is a prime example of this. Over time I have made several adjustments to enhance the flavour while at the same time using healthy alternatives (eg. skinless chicken thighs and breasts; I saute ingredients in extra virgin olive oil instead of butter). Because this dish has an Italian flare, so do all the other dishes that I serve before, during and after this meal. I serve an antipasta tray as an appetizer, and toasted garlic bread, a tossed green salad with an oil and vinaigrette dressing, whole wheat spaghetti, and the same wine that is in the cacciatore. For dessert I serve Tiramisu (also made ahead). As a result, most of my work is complete before company arrives. I have shared this recipe with women who say they do not cook and I have received rave reviews from all of them - their guests loved it so much that one man ate the leftovers for breakfast the next morning. I like to make this dish in the summer, when I can use fresh produce from my vegetable garden or from the local farmer's market. My inspiration for this recipe is that I love to cook and entertain. This recipe is full of flavour, easy to prepare and tastes like you were in the kitchen all day (what a bonus!).

Chicken Braised with Sweet Peppers

Chicken Braised with Sweet Peppers

Nov 23, 2005

This festive-coloured dish is perfect for entertaining because you can make it ahead and, therefore, mingle with your guests. Serve with fluffy rice and steamed broccoli or green beans.

Corn-on-the-Cob Toppings

Corn-on-the-Cob Toppings

Apr 15, 2008

Choose your favourite way to cook cobs of corn: boil or steam for 8 to 10 minutes, grill over medium-high heat for 10 to 15 minutes, or microwave at high for about 10 minutes. Then brush with butter or olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Or dress them up with one of these butter, mayonnaise or olive oil toppings. Each topping makes about 1/3 cup (75 mL), enough for 6 cobs of corn.

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