Chit Chat & Recipes

Lemon & Garlic Spaghetti

Ingredients: 1 head of Garlic (10 to 15 cloves) 1/4 cup Vasse Virgin Extra Virgin Olive Oil 5 tbsp fresh Lemon juice Lemon zest Pinch of Salt 1 tbsp Vasse Virgin Hot & Spicy Chilli Balsamic Vinegar 200gm Spaghetti Fresh grated Parmesan   Method: Place peeled garlic cloves in an oven safe dish, drizzle with olive oil and cover with foil. Oven roast at 400° for 30-40 minutes (until lightly...

Tomato and Olive Salad

Ingredients: 80gm Baby Spinach, roughly torn 2 cup Cherry Tomatoes, mixture of red and yellow, halved 100gm Mozzarella pearls 2/3 cup Kalamata olives, pitted 1/2 small red Onion, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp Vasse Virgin Basil Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt and Pepper to taste   Method: Prepare the ingredients by halving tomatoes, tearing up the baby spinach leaves, and slicing the onion. Place spinach, tomatoes, mozzarella, olives and onion into...

Olive Oil Ice Cream

Ingredients: 1 cup Sugar 2/3 cup Vasse Virgin Mild and Delicate Extra Virgin Olive Oil 6 Egg yolks 3 cup Milk 1 cup heavy Cream 2 tsp Vanilla extract 1 tsp Salt   Method: Using a hand mixer, beat the sugar and egg yolks in a large bowl until pale yellow, which normally takes about 5 minutes. Add the olive oil in a steady stream, and continue beating until smooth and airy, which...

Healthy Carrot Cake

Ingredients: 3/4 cup Brown Sugar 2 cups Self-raising Flour 3/4 cup Vasse Virgin Mild and Delicate Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 Eggs 1 tsp Cinnamon or Nutmeg 1/2 cup Low-fat Milk 250gm Carrots, grated 1/2 cup Walnuts or Pecans, chopped Juice of 1/2 Lemon Cream Cheese   Method: Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine the sugar and olive oil in a bowl. Add in the eggs, beating well after the addition of...

White Balsamic Salad Dressing

Ingredients: • 50ml Vasse Virgin White Balsamic 25gm Dijon Mustard 100ml Vasse Virgin Extra Virgin Olive Oil Chopped Chives • Salt and Pepper to taste   Method: Combine the balsamic, mustard, salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk until the salt has dissolved. Slowly add in the olive oil and chives. Serve over warm vegetables or even over your favourite potato salad. Enjoy!

Lobster Salad

Ingredients: • 200gm Lobster tail, cooked and cut into large cubes 200gm Double Brie, cubed 200gm Cherry Tomatoes, halved 1 large Avocado, cubed 1 bunch Rocket 1 handful Basil leaves Vasse Virgin Extra Virgin Olive Oil Vasse Virgin Sweet and Mild Chilli Sauce Cracked Salt and Pepper   Method: Simply combine all of the above ingredients in a large bowl and mix gently. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!...

Duck Breast with Citrus and Rosemary Marmalade

Ingredients: • Duck breasts, as many as needed Vasse Virgin Citrus and Rosemary Marmalade   Method: Trim the duck breasts and then use the knife to score the skin in a criss-cross pattern. Place each breast in a hot pan skin side down, and cook until well coloured. Turn each breast over and spread the marmalade across the skin. Finish cooking the breasts in the oven. The marmalade will crispen...

Chickpea and Tomato Minestrone

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp Vasse Virgin Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 medium sized Onion, chopped 2 Celery stalks, chopped 2 Carrots, chopped 3 cloves of Garlic, minced 2 Tbsp Vasse Virgin Sundried Tomato and Chilli Pesto 28 oz can of diced Tomatoes 1 cup Vasse Virgin Conchiglie 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems and leaves chopped 1 can Chickpeas, drained and washed Salt and Pepper and Parmesan for garnish 4 cup Vegetable...

Spaghetti with Silver Beet Pesto

Ingredients: 500gm Spaghetti 1 bunch Silver Beet, washed, and white stems removed 40gm grated Parmesan 4 Eschalots, peeled and halved 3 cloves of Garlic, peeled and halved ¼ cup Vasse Virgin Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 Anchovy fillets Cracked Sea Salt and Black Pepper Juice of ½ Lemon   Method: Bring a steamer to the boil, place the eschalots and garlic on a plate and steam for 4 minutes. Add...

Caponata

Ingredients: 2 large Eggplants, cut into large chunks 1 small Red Onion, peeled, finely chopped 1 small bunch fresh flat-leaf Parsley, leaves picked and chopped, stalks kept aside 2 tbsp salted Capers, soaked and drained 1 tsp dried Oregano 2 cloves Garlic, peeled and finely sliced 1 handful Vasse Virgin Green Bella Olives, pips removed 350gm can whole Tomatoes ½ cup Vasse Virgin Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sea salt and...