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Antipasto Salad

-adapted from Seven Barrels Ingredients: 1 Lb Grape Tomatoes - halved 1 Cup Black Olives - sliced 1/2 Cup Green Olives - sliced 1/2 Cup Sliced Pepperoncinis 1 Cup Chopped Marinated Artichokes 4 ounces Thin Sliced Salami - quartered 1 Cup Preferred Cheese 1/4 Cup Bella Nonnas Tuscan Herb Infused Olive Oil 2 Tablespoon Bella Nonnas Black Currant Balsamic Vinegar 1 Tablespoon Dried Italian Season 1 Garlic Clove - grated Handful Fresh Parsley - chopped Salt/Pepper - to taste Instructions: Prepare and combine all salad ingredients in large bowl. Mix dressing ingredients (Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, Black Currant Balsamic, Italian Seasoning, and garlic clove. Then pour over salad, toss until evenly coated with dressing. Salt and pepper to taste. Add more Black Currant Balsamic...

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Spinach Garlic Salad with Chicken and Strawberries

-adapted from Seven Barrels Ingredients: 1/4 cup Bella Nonnas Garlic Infused Olive Oil 1 tablespoon Bella Nonnas Tarragon White Balsamic Vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh tarragon 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 6 cups loosely packed fresh spinach 6-8 large strawberries, hulled and quartered 1 avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks 3-4 thinly sliced rings of red onion 1/4 cup feta cheese 2 tablespoons sliced almonds Instructions: Whisk the extra virgin olive oil with the balsamic vinegar, sugar, tarragon, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper in a small bowl until blended. Place the chicken breasts in a shallow bowl and cover with half of the...

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Orange Vanilla Arugula Salad

-adapted from D Herbs Ingredients: For the Salad 1 Cara Cara orange, cut into wedges 2 c baby arugula 1/2 avocado, peeled and chopped 1/2 c bean sprouts 1 oz raw almonds, chopped 1/4 c golden raisins (optional) For the Dressing juice of 1 Cara Cara orange 1/8 c Bella Nonnas Vanilla Dark Balsamic Vinegar 1/8 c Bella Nonnas Champagne Balsamic Vinegar 2 tbsp. Bella Nonnas Blood Orange Fused Olive Oil 1/2 tsp. ground mustard seed pinch of sea salt pinch of black pepper Instructions: For the Salad Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine. You don't have to use the golden raisins, but they add subtle bursts of sweetness that pair well with the almonds. For the Dressing Whisk the...

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Cream of Roasted Pepper & Tomato Soup With Tuscan Herb Olive Oil

Ingredients: 2 - 28 oz. cans tomato puree 1/2 cup white wine 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock 2 large red bell peppers, roasted, seeded, peeled and chopped, or one jar of roasted red peppers, drained & chopped 3 tablespoons Bella Nonnas Tuscan Herb Olive Oil 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced 4 large cloves garlic, minced 1 bunch fresh basil leaves washed, dried, & torn, reserving 6 small sprigs for garnish 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 cup grated Romano Cheese 1 cup heavy cream sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Cooking Instructions: Over medium-high heat, in a medium heavy stock pot (5+ quart), heat one tablespoon of Bella Nonnas Tuscan Herb Olive Oil. Add the onion and saute until...

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Wild Smoked Salmon & Avocado Crostini

Ingredients: 1 fresh, sweet baguette, sliced in to 1/2" slices on the diagonal 12 oz. thinly sliced wild smoked salmon 3 ripe avocados, sliced thin 1 small red onion, sliced very thin 1 large garlic cloves cut in half 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/3 cup +2 tablespoons Bella Nonnas Ultra Premium EVOO pinch of sea salt fresh ground pepper 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped Cooking Instructions: Whisk two tablespoons of lemon juice with 1/3 cup of olive oil and sea salt in a small bowl. Add the thinly sliced onions and toss to coat and set aside. Preheat the grill to medium or heat a grill pan on the stove top over medium-high heat. With a pastry...

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