This tuna and bean salad is packed with protein and fiber and is quick to prepare. For extra flavor, add a pinch of crushed red pepper or cayenne.
– 8 cups mixed salad greens
– 1 15- to 19-ounce can beans (feel free to use, chickpeas, rinsed kidney beans or black-eyed peas)
– 1 large red bell pepper, finely diced
– 2 5-ounce cans water-packed chunk light tuna, drained and flaked
– ½ cup red onion, finely chopped
– ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
– 4 teaspoons capers, rinsed
– 1½ teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
– ½ cup lemon juice, divided into 2
– 4 tablespoons Olé extra virgin olive oil
– Freshly ground pepper
– ¼ teaspoon salt
– Sea salt
1. Combine beans, tuna, bell pepper, onion, parsley, capers, rosemary, ¼ cup lemon juice and 2 tablespoons oil in a medium bowl.
2. Season with pepper.
3. Combine the remaining ¼ cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons oil and salt in a large bowl.
4. Add salad greens; toss to coat.
5. Divide the greens among 4 plates.
6. Top each with the tuna salad.
Recipe from: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2009
A delicious and quick omelette with smoked salmon.
- 3 medium-sized eggs
- 15g (½ oz) unsalted butter
- 40g (1½ oz) smoked salmon, roughly chopped
- ½ tsp Olé extra virgin olive oil olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Beat the eggs together in a bowl and season to taste, with salt and black pepper.
- Heat the butter in an omelette pan until it begins to foam. Pour in the beaten eggs and cook for a few seconds, until the bottom of the omelette is lightly set.
- Push the set parts of the omelette into the uncooked centre of the omelette. Cook again, until the omelette has set further, then push the set parts into the centre of the omelette again.
- Repeat the process until the eggs have just set but the omelette is still soft in the centre.
- Place two-thirds of the smoked salmon into the centre of the omelette and cook for 30 seconds.
- Remove from the heat and tilt the pan slightly to move the omelette to the edge of the pan. Slide the omelette onto a serving plate, then shape it into a neat roll. Brush the omelette with Olé extra virgin olive oil olive oil and serve.
Company coming? Try this quick and easy Pesto, to spread on toast or crackers for a great starter or snack.
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (dry-packed, not in oil)
1 cup cilantro, chopped
1/3 cup Olé extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon diced green chiles from a can or fresh jalapeno, (if you like it spicy.)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1. Soak sun-dried tomatoes in the Olé extra virgin olive oil for 2 hours or overnight, if possible.
2. In a blender or food processor, process all ingredients except the salt and pepper until the mixture is smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender or bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
3. Season to taste with the salt and pepper.
You’ll love this recipe with cinnamon and Olé extra virgin olive oil.
• 1 kg beef
• ½ kg green olives
• 3-4 ripe tomatoes
• 1 clove of garlic
• Salt, pepper
• 1 cup Olé extra virgin olive oil
1. Cut the meat into medium-sized pieces.
2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the meat until it browns.
3. Add the chopped tomatoes, finely chopped garlic, cinnamon, salt and pepper and 1 cup of water.
4. Let simmer for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, put the green olives into scalding hot water and when the meat is half cooked, add them to the pan. Cook for another 30 minutes.
This super easy-to-make flatbread is delicious and a real crowd-pleaser at your next dinner party.
230g plain flour
1 tbsp chopped rosemary, plus 2 sprigs
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
¾ tsp salt
75ml Olé extra virgin olive oil plus more for brushing
1. Preheat the oven to 220C/450F. Stir together the flour, chopped rosemary, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a medium bowl. Make a well in the center, then add the water and Olé olive oil and gradually stir into the flour with a wooden spoon until a dough forms. Knead it gently on a work surface 4 or 5 times.
2. Divide the dough into 3 pieces, cover 2 of them with clingfilm and roll out the other on a sheet of baking paper into a 25cm round disc.
3. Lightly brush the top with additional Olé oilve oil and scatter small clusters of rosemary on top, pressing in slightly. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake on a preheated oven tray about 8-10 minutes or until pale golden and browned in spots. Transfer the flatbread to a rack to cool, then repeat with the other rounds.
4. Flatbreads can be made 2 days ahead and cooled completely, then kept in an airtight container at room temperature.
This kale sauté is a great starter. Try it served with salmon or grilled chicken.
• 1/4 cup Olé extra virgin olive oil
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 pint grape tomatoes, sliced in halves
• 2 bunches of curly kale, stems removed, and chopped
• Juice of 1/2 a lemon
• Sea salt, to taste
• Cracked black pepper (to taste)
1. Heat the garlic and Olé extra virgin olive oil over medium heat in a large saute pan.
2. Add the chopped kale and sauté until slightly wilted, about 1 minute.
3. Add the garlic and grape tomatoes.
4. Sauté for an additional 2 – 3 minutes until the tomatoes are soft.
5. Add the lemon juice.
6. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste.
Chocolate gelato and olive oil – together at last!
2 ½ cups whole milk
5 egg yolks
1 ½ cups heavy cream
¾ cups sugar
½ cups double-dutch dark cocoa powder
4 ounces 72% chocolate bits or broken bars
¼ teaspoon instant espresso powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Pinch salt
3 ounces Olé extra virgin olive oil
- Place all ingredients but the Olé extra virgin olive oil in blender (must be capable of generating frictional heat of about 160F).
- Turn blender on to its highest setting and blend for 6 minutes
- While continuing to run on high speed, pour in the Olé extra virgin olive oil and process for 2 minutes. The mixture should reach a temperature of 185-195F.
- Pour mixture into bowl and refrigerate for at least 4 hours until well chilled. At this point, the custard can rest up to overnight before processing.
- Turn mixture into ice cream or gelato maker and process according to manufacturer’s direction.
Enjoy the heck out of it!