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EFFORTLESS FLAVOR: 3 QUICK & DELICIOUS RECIPES STARRING OLIVE OIL & BALSAMIC VINEGAR

Updated: May 16

Upgrade meals with antioxidant-packed Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar. Find your new favorite recipes in this blog that’ll bring joy to your taste buds!


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Working from home doesn't automatically mean extra time for cooking. Often, we find ourselves so immersed in work that quick, healthy, and tasty recipes save the day.


That's where Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar come to the rescue. This culinary duo is a game-changer. It's rich, super versatile, and packed with health perks.


Olive oil and balsamic vinegar – the culinary power couple gracing our kitchens for centuries. They're versatile, and healthy, and can transform even the simplest ingredients into culinary masterpieces. Olive oil, the golden nectar of the Mediterranean, boasts a history stretching back to ancient Greece, where it fueled Olympic athletes and graced the tables of gods. Balsamic vinegar, on another note, is a complex symphony of aged grape must, born in the vineyards of Modena, Italy.


But why are they a culinary powerhouse?

  1. Complementary Flavors: Olive oil's richness balances balsamic vinegar's tangy sweetness for depth and complexity in each bite. 

  2. Versatile Pairing: They enhance dishes from salads to desserts, adding richness and brightness. They create a beautiful harmony for pasta dishes, salads, marinades, and even desserts.

  3. Health Benefits: Packed with antioxidants, olive oil offers heart-healthy fats, while balsamic vinegar adds sweetness without sugar. 

Now where do you start with this dynamic duo? We've curated the answer only for you. Grab your apron, ready your kitchen armors, and dive into these recipes that will prove Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar are a culinary match made in heaven!



hummus with caramelized onions and bread, pesto, 2 pieces red chillies placed over a patterned table cloth

Ingredients:

  • 1 canned chickpea

  • 2 oz olive oil

  • 1 oz lemon juice

  • 2 oz balsamic fig vinegar

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1 onion

  • 2 tsp brown sugar (2 packets)

  • 1/2 tsp salt


Garlic Preparation: 

1. Roughly chop 1 clove of garlic


Caramelized Onion Preparation:

1. Place a pan over medium heat and add the 1 tbsp olive oil 

2. Add the thinly sliced onions to the pan and stir to coat them in the oil 

3. Cook the onions for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they become soft and start to turn golden brown

4. Add the salt and sugar to the pan and stir well to combine with the onions

5. Continue cooking the onions for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they turn a deep golden brown and become caramelized

6. Once the onions are caramelized, remove from the pan


Instructions:

1. Open the canned chickpea

2. Drain the liquid in the can

3. Wash the chickpea

4. Add chopped garlic, lemon juice, remaining olive oil, 2 tbsp of fig balsamic vinegar, and chickpea to the blender

5. Blend for 45 seconds

6. Add 1-2 cubes of ice to the blender and blend until smooth

7. Transfer to a container 

8. Add caramelized onion on top of the hummus

9. Drizzle hummus with remaining balsamic fig vinegar

10. Enjoy with crackers or fresh vegetables!



fresh tossed salad with an olive oil vinaigrette

Ingredients:

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • Pinch of salt

  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper


Instructions:

1.In a small bowl, whisk the balsamic vinegar (start with 1 ½ tablespoons vinegar and add more—up to another 1/2 tablespoon if desired), oil, salt, and pepper

2. Set aside

3. In a large bowl, toss all the veggies

4. Cover and refrigerate the veggies if not served right away

5. When you’re ready to serve, toss the veggies gently with the vinaigrette



 a piece of steak getting marinated in olive oil and balsamic vinegar mixture with freshly sliced garlic, spice, and herbs

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup choice of olive oil

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • pinch salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1.Mix your choice of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, and garlic in a small bowl

2. Season with salt and pepper



Cooking Together Remotely

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Cooking is more fun when you're doing it as a team. Try exploring different olive oils and balsamic vinaigrettes worldwide with your crew. We’re hooked on Italy's fig balsamic vinegar - it's tangy and sweet, and we love drizzling it on roasted veggies. Learn about its roots, get some history, find killer pairings, and surprise your pals with newfound knowledge. Ready to dive in? Hit us up here!



It’s Hummus Time!

beet hummus on a piece of bread

Into virtual team building through cooking? Try our Beet Sesame Hummus-making virtual experience with an all-inclusive kit. With it, you'll ditch store-bought hummus for good! Wanna learn more about it? Talk to our event expert here!



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Kits by Food Craft is an AAPI woman-owned small business that aims to feature and highlight the cultures and heritages of the world through our all-inclusive virtual and on-site workshops on food, drinks, and arts and crafts. Each experience is curated for an immersive experience, and guided by experts in creating unique food takes, vibrant drinks, and beautiful crafts - all from the comfort of your home or a shared venue. While allowing you to connect with different cultures, learn new skills, and create lasting memories with friends and family.


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