Sashimi with O Meyer Lemon and Shallot Dressing 

Ingredients

Ingredients:
1 tsp. O Champagne Vinegar
3 tsp. O Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
1 Shallot
Salt & pepper

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Sashimi with O Meyer Lemon and Shallot Dressing 

Directions

Try this recipe, sent to us by our friend Yumiko at Fresh & Fresh Japan, and Dean & Deluca. This lovely dressing for fresh fish, stars O Champagne Vinegar and O Meyer Lemon Olive Oil. Enjoy!

Roughly translated from Japanese:

Directions:

Slowly drizzle the O Meyer Lemon Olive Oil into the O Champagne Vinegar while beating with a whisk, until emulsified. Finely chop the shallot and whisk into the dressing mixture. Salt and pepper to taste.

Drizzle the dressing over thinly sliced, fresh white fish, such as sea bream or escolar, and enjoy!

Spring Salad with Creamy Mint, Basil and Meyer Lemon Dressing

Ingredients

2 Persian cucumbers
3 cups spring salad greens, rinsed and spun
1 Tbsp. O Champagne Vinegar
2 Tbsp. O Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. O Fresh Basil Olive Oil
1 small head of spring garlic (or 1 small clove), minced
¼ cup Greek yogurt
¼ cup fresh mint, finely chopped
1 tsp. kosher salt
¼ tsp. cracked pepper

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Spring Salad with Creamy Mint, Basil and Meyer Lemon Dressing

Directions

Make the dressing by whisking the last eight ingredients in a medium bowl.

Peel the cucumbers. Using the same sharp peeler, gently create cucumber ribbons. Place in ice water to maintain crispness. Rinse and spin the salad greens and place in a medium-sized salad bowl. Drain cucumber ribbons and place in same salad bowl.

Drizzle dressing over salad and toss. Enjoy!

(This time of year many Farmers’ Markets are beginning to offer edible flowers such as nasturtium. Toss in a few in this simple Spring salad!)

Spicy Sesame Lover’s Salad with O Jalapeño Garlic Olive Oil

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • 8 – 12 cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 small Haas avocado, sliced into salad size pieces
  • Optional: 2 Tbsp maple ginger sesame crunch
  • Optional: 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Dressing:

  • 2 Tbsp prepared hummus
  • 2 Tbsp O Jalapeño Garlic Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp soy or tamari sauce
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Optional: Several drops Tabasco or other hot sauce
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Spicy Sesame Lover’s Salad with O Jalapeño Garlic Olive Oil

Directions

 

 

Kate Mann at Salad Every Day creates another great salad and loves O Jalapeño Garlic Olive Oil for its fresh, spicy flavor.

In a large salad bowl, whisk together O Jalapeño Garlic Olive Oil with all of the dressing ingredients until smooth and emulsified. Add the greens to the bowl and toss well with the dressing. Garnish the salad with the remaining ingredients. Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Serve, and enjoy!

Serves 4

 

 

Fresh Strawberries with O California Balsamic Vinegar

Ingredients

1 pint of fresh, ripe strawberries

1 Tbsp local honey (optional)

3 Tbsp O California Balsamic Vinegar

Mascarpone, crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream

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Fresh Strawberries with O California Balsamic Vinegar

Directions

This is the simplest dessert and so flavorful. The perfect way to win a heart at a romantic dinner or a great way to celebrate the spring berry harvest.

Directions:

Slice the strawberries into a medium-sized bowl. If you like it sweet, add 1 Tbsp local honey, adding more or less to taste. Add 3 Tbsp O California Balsamic Vinegar. Let sit at room temperature to allow strawberry juices and vinegar to meld. After 1 hour, place in the refrigerator to chill. When ready to serve, place a dollop of your favorite topping. Garnish with a slight grind of black pepper and a pinch of lemon zest.

NOTE: This recipe is delicious with any of O’s sweet and rich balsamic vinegars. Try it with: O California Port Balsamic Vinegar, O Fig Balsamic Vinegar, or O Honey White Balsamic Vinegar.

Pork Loin & Dried Apricot Salad

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 5 ounces ready-to-eat salad greens such as baby kale or mesclun mix
  • 12 ounces prepared pork loin roast
  • 16 dried apricots
  • 1 red apple, such as fuji, gala or pink lady
  • Optional: 1/4 c maple glazed walnuts or other candied nuts

Sherry Vinaigrette Dressing:

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Pork Loin & Dried Apricot Salad

Directions

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Kate Mann at Salad Every Day creates another great salad and loves O Sherry Vinegar for its super-smooth, rich flavor.

Make the O Sherry vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together vigorously O Sherry Vinegar and O California Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil with the dressing ingredients, so that they emulsify and thicken. Taste-test the dressing on a piece of lettuce and adjust salt, pepper and other seasonings according to your preferences, adding more garlic (optional) for a more pungent dressing or more sugar for a sweeter flavor.

Prepare the salad ingredients: Cut the pork loin into large bite size pieces. Slice the apricots in half or quarters, and cut the apple into bite size pieces.

Assemble the salad: Transfer the salad greens to a serving bowl and add about half of the meat and fruit. Whisk the dressing again, then toss the salad with a light coating of the dressing. Arrange the remaining meat and fruit on top of the salad, along with the candied nuts (optional). Drizzle additional dressing over the salad, if desired. Serve, and enjoy!

Serves 4