Make Your Own Croutons!

We have several variations of these deliciously crunchy croutons – California Blend, Tuscan Blend, Lemon, Rosemary, and Basil.  Try them all using your leftover bread and Pasolivo’s signature spices and olive oils. Let us know your favorite!

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1. California Blend Croutons

Ingredients:

• 10 oz. bread (ciabatta or day old works well), cut into 1/2 inch cubes (should equal about 8 cups after cubing)

• 1/3 cup Pasolivo California Olive Oil

• 6 tsp. Pasolivo Smokey Spice Blend

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2. Tuscan Blend Croutons

Ingredients:

• 10 oz. bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

• 1/3 cup Pasolivo Tuscan Olive Oil

• 6 tsp. Pasolivo Spring Blend

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3. Lemon Croutons

Ingredients:

• 10 oz. bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

• 1/3 cup Pasolivo Lemon Olive Oil

• 6 tsp. Pasolivo Lemon Pepper

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4. Rosemary Croutons

Ingredients:

• 10 oz. bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

• 1/3 cup Pasolivo Rosemary Olive Oil

• 6 tsp. Pasolivo Tuscan Blend

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5. Basil Croutons

Ingredients:

• 10 oz. bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

• 1/3 cup Pasolivo Basil Olive Oil

• 6 tsp. Pasolivo Spicy Italian Blend

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Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Put bread into baking dish and stir in the oil, mixing well. Then stir in the seasoning 1 seasoning tsp. at a time, mixing well, without breaking up the bread. Bake for 15 minutes, then stir, and bake for another 10. Time will vary depending on bread, but you want it to be crunchy when done. Let cool.

*If desired, these are delicious if sprinkled with cheese after stirring the first time, before baking the remaining 10 minute

 

 

 

 

2 Ways to Use Pasolivo Barbecue Sauce

Our Pasolivo Smokey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce is a versatile sauce with a smokey flavor, a hint of sweetness and a slight kick. The garlic-chipotle flavor and thickness of this sauce is great for BBQ meats, a dipping sauce, or marinade for vegetables.  Here are two special Pasolivo recipes that feature Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce.

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

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• 1 tbsp. Pasolivo California Olive Oil
• Approximately 2.5 lbs pork shoulder or pork butt
• 2 tbsp Pasolivo Smokey Spice Blend
• 1 tsp Pasolivo Kosher Flake Sea Salt
• 1 cup chicken broth
• 1 & 1/4 cups Pasolivo Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce
• Buns for serving

Dry meat with a paper towel and cut into 3 inch cubes. Toss meat with Pasolivo Smokey Spice Blend and Pasolivo Kosher Flake Sea Salt. Warm Pasolivo California Olive Oil in a large frying pan. Add seasoned pork to pan and brown about 4 minutes to get each side. Add chicken broth to slow cooker, then add pork and cook on high for 3-4 hours, until tender. Remove pork from pan and place on a cutting board. Shred with two forks. Place pork in a bowl and stir in Pasolivo Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce. Serve on buns and top with Pasolivo Pickled Red Onions.

Pasolivo Barbecue Beans

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•1 tbsp. Pasolivo California Olive Oil
•1 cup red onion, chopped small
•1/8 tsp. Pasolivo Kosher Flake Sea Salt
•8 oz. pork or 4 oz. turkey bacon, cooked crisp, drained and chopped
•1 cup Pasolivo Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce
•3/4 cup water
•3-15oz. cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
•1 tsp. baking soda
•1/4 tsp. Pasolivo Kosher Flake Sea Salt

Warm Pasolivo California Olive Oil in sauce pan. Add red onion and Pasolivo Kosher Flake Sea Salt. Cook until tender and lightly browned. Add remaining ingredients, then bring to broil. Reduce heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes.
*Slow Cooker Option: reduce water to 1/2 cup and, after cooking onion, add all of the ingredients except the bacon to a slow cooker. Cook on high for 1/2-2 hours.
*Can also use a combination of any 3 cans of beans such as pinto, black, lima, or garbanzo

Top 3 Ways To Cut An Onion

Chop 

Best used in soups, casseroles, dips, stews, sautéing and omelettes.

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  1. Cut off one end of the onion
  2. Peel off skin and first layer
  3. Cut the onion in half
  4. Slice in lines towards the stem without cutting through the root end
  5. Keeping the onion together with one hand, slice the onion halfway through the middle, through the lines you cut in the previous step
  6. Cut the onion top down and work your way towards the root

Slice

Perfect for salads, stir fries, pickled onions, sandwiches, caramelized onions.

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  1. Cut off one end of the onion
  2. Peel off skin and first layer
  3. Cut the onion in half
  4. Slice in lines making your way towards the root

Rings

Burgers, onion rings, fajitas, salads.

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  1. Cut 1/4” off one curved side to create a flat edge
  2. Peel off skin and first layer
  3. Rest onion on flat edge and slice in lines downward, working your way towards the root

But what’s our all time favorite way to prepare onions, you may ask?

Cooked up with our award-winning Pasolivo Tuscan Olive Oil and Pasolivo Sriracha Sea Salt, of course!

All About Olives!

It can be difficult choosing an olive when they all feature such different flavor profiles from buttery to salty, even spicy! Want to know which Pasolivo olive would go best with your pasta salad?  Tapas?  Martinis?  Learn all about Pasolivo’s flavorful and wide olive selection.

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Want to see more of artisanal foods and award-winning olive oils?  Visit us here!

 

It’s Time to De-Winterize!

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Hello Spring!

With Spring quickly approaching (finally!!) it’s not only time for some Spring cleaning, but also time to “De-Winterize.” How do you do this, you may ask?  Pasolivo’s here to help. Check out our top 5 tips!

  1. Bring Some Color In: Enough with the rich red and Christmas greens, it’s time for color, color, color! Adding accent colors to your house is as easy as putting up some colorful curtains, art, or even tea towels in the kitchen. Check out a couple of our favorite tea towels for a pop of color.
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  2. Break Out Some Spring Recipes: With food being such a big part of family and culture, there’s no wonder why some foods relate so iconically to Springtime. Two of our Spring favorites are our Spring Blend Yogurt Chicken Breasts and Citrus Carrot Cake.

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  3. Smell Like Spring: The feeling of Spring shouldn’t only be visually pleasing, it should be an all-encompassing, multiple sense-engaging celebration!  One of the most important of those senses… scent! What scents do you associate with Spring? Flowers and freshness?  Try our Lavender & Geranium Body Butter.  Warm, cozy vanilla for those rainy Spring days?  We’ve got you covered with our hand-poured, all-natural Vanilla Soy Candle.46-w4SwQyv7rcq1a-e1550184261500.jpeg….And for some of you that iconic Spring smell might be fresh baked goodies.  Say hello to the mouthwatering scent of Limoncello Poundcake!limoncello_pound_cake_lr-1109_cnv
  4. Celebrate with Some Fruity Drinks: What’s better than celebrating the arrival of Spring than pouring up a few drinks and enjoying them with friends and family?  Two of our favorites are our Olive Oil Cocktail and Strawberry and Sriracha Blended Margarita.shutterstock_606566744_1_strawberrymargarita
  5. Give the Gift of Spring: Help your friends feel the De-Winterization as well by giving them them some classic spring flavors like Pasolivo Lemon Olive Oil and Spring Spice Blend featuring dill, basil, parsley and other refreshing spices.

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If you are looking for additional recipes and products to help invite Spring, you can click HERE

We also offer olive oil tastings at our two Pasolivo locations:
Pasolivo Ranch: 8530 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA, 93446
Downtown Pasolivo: 1229 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA, 93446

We hope to see you soon!