Author Archives: Olio Olive Oil and Balsamics

Honeyed Pistachio Cookies

Honeyed Pistachio Cookies 1 cup softened butter 1/2 cup organic granulated cane sugar 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose or whole-wheat pastry flour 1 1/2 cups finely chopped shelled unsalted pistachios 1/3 cup whole-milk plain yogurt 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. orange blossom honey (avail.@ Olio), divided In a large bowl, beat the […]

Blueberry-Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

Blueberry-Balsamic Barbecue Sauce 2 cups fresh blueberries (or thawed frozen blueberries) ¼ cup Blueberry Balsamic vinegar 3 T. sugar 3 T. ketchup ½ t. garlic powder ¼ t. salt Directions Place all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until slightly thick. Remove from heat; cool. Place […]

Roasted Beet and Chicken Salad

Roasted Beet and Chicken Salad 1 1/4 lbs. beets, trimmed, peeled, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 5 medium beets) Olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 8 cups torn mixed salad greens 2 cups coarsely shredded cooked chicken breast 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved 1 recipe Balsamic Vinaigrette (recipe follows) 4 […]