Summer Salads with Olive Grove Olive Oil

Natalie Jaeger, owner of Olive Grove Olive Oil in Mendota Heights shares some summer salad recipes using the flavors of their specialized olive oils and vinaigrettes.


Roasted Potato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette -uses the Bacon Olive Oil and Oregano Balsamic Vinegar.  Favorite potato salad I’ve ever had.  I don’t care for mustard or mayo based potato salads and never grab them off a buffet table at a BBQ.  This has so much flavor and is oil and vinegar based.  So much better for you than a mayo based kind.  Because of its base, you can set out all afternoon at a BBQ and not worry about it spoiling.

Bruschetta Pasta uses the Basil Olive Oil.  Classic and simple recipe great for a summer night dinner, or those busy nights when you don’t have time to put together a more complicated recipe.  Skip the red sauce filled with sodium, or the white sauce filled with calories and saturated fat.  There’s nothing fancy about this dish, but using the flavored Basil Olive Oil gives you the flavor of bruschetta.  I will add grilled chicken to make this a full meal.

Melon Caprese Salad uses the Citrus Mint Balsamic Vinegar.  This mint balsamic is brand new for us.  I knew exactly what I was going to do with it before we even received it.  On your show before, we’ve done a Strawberry caprese, as well as a peach caprese salad.  Now we’ll try a Melon caprese.  The addition of this mint balsamic with a little salt and crushed red pepper is such a great fruit salad to any summer meal.  The mint is not overpowering at all!  You can use Mint or Basil leaves in this dish,  I will use Basil on the show.  The Mint balsamic vinegar is also fantastic in sparkling water.  I’ve done sparkling water with flavored balsamic a few times before.  I can certainly touch on this.


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