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We suggest that you just start sprinkling the blends on whatever you’re cooking tonight; but these recipes can give you some new ideas for cooking in your kitchen. Notes at the bottom of the recipes will give you additional ideas for exchanging flavors of blends you have on hand. Don’t forget to check out our simple chicken recipes!

Portabella Mushroom Hummus with Hunter Blend


1 15oz can chick peas or garbanzo beans, drained
1 small clove garlic
1 6oz portabella mushrooms, sauted
1/3c Basiks at Home Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for pan
1 tsp and 3/4tsp Basiks at Home Hunters Blend
3-4 warm pita pockets; cut into quarters

In a small saute pan heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat, add mushrooms and 1tsp Hunters Blend. Cook down until mushrooms are soft and reduced down to 1/2 amount about 4-5 minutes. Cool completely.

Add drained chickpeas, garlic, cool mushrooms, and 3/4 tsp Hunters Blend to food processor fitted with a steal blade. Process while adding the olive oil in a steady stream through the feed tube. Continue to process until smooth, adding additional olive oil if desired for creamier texture. Remove from processor to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with additional Hunters Blend for taste and serve immediately with warm pita or refrigerate for later use. Serves 4

**drizzle additional 1 TBSP Wild Mushroom and Sage or Lemon or Tuscan Herb Olive Oil or Walnut Oil over top in the serving dish if desired.
**can be made with Original Blend if desired.

Green Beans with Toasted Almonds


1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed

2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon Basiks at Home Lemon extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp Basiks at Home Key West Citrus Blend

Toasted slivered or sliced almonds

 

 

Cook green beans 5 minutes in 1-inch boiling water, covered. Drain beans and return pan to heat. Add almonds to the dry pan and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add oil to the pan, then add green beans and toss to coat. Sprinkle beans with Key West Citrus Blend and transfer to a serving plate. Drizzle with Basiks at Home Lemon EVOO.


Baked Sweet Potato Fries


2 Large Sweet Potatoes, washed and cut

4 TBSP Basiks at Home Authentic Southwest Blend, divided

2 TBSP olive oil, more for baking sheet

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Wash sweet potatoes and cut in half lengthwise, and cut each half into 4-6 wedges. Drizzle olive oil onto baking sheet, arrange potatoes in a single layer and drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil on potato wedges, turn to coat. Sprinkle potatoes with 2 TBSP Basiks at Home Authentic Southwest Blend to cover. Place the baking sheet on the middle shelf of the oven. Bake 15 minutes, remove from oven, turn potatoes and sprinkle on remaining Authentic Southwest Blend and cook for additional 20 minutes or until edges are crisp and potatoes are cooked thru. Serve immediately. Serves 2


Zesty Cranberry Spinach Salad

1 TBSP butter
¾ cup almonds, slivered
1 lb. spinach, rinsed and torn into bite size pieces
1 cup dried cranberries
2 TBSP toasted sesame seeds
1 TBSP poppy seeds
2 tsp Basiks at Home™ Original Blend
¼ cup Basiks at Home™ Honey Ginger Balsamic
½ cup Basiks at Home™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil

In a medium pan, melt butter. Cook and stir almonds in butter until lightly toasted. Remove from heat and let cool. In a large bowl, combine the spinach with the almonds and cranberries. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, Original Blend, vinegar and oil. Toss with spinach just before serving.


Citrus Salad with Bacon and Red Onion

4 cups torn mixed salad greens
4 cups baby spinach leaves
1 large navel orange, peeled, thinly sliced and halved
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup thin red onion rings
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

2 tsp Basiks at Home™ Original Blend
1/3 cup Basiks at Home Blood Orange Oil
3 TBSP Basiks at Home Fig Aged Traditional Balsamic

Combine all ingredients except oil and vinegar. Add oil and vinegar to dress just before serving.

Can Substitute Blood Orange EVOO for Garlic, Lemon, Tuscan Herb, Lime or Walnut Oil.

Can Substitute Fig Aged Traditional Balsamic for Peach, Honey Ginger, Pomegranate, or Dark Chocolate.

Can Substitute Original Blend for Italian Table Blend, Key West Citrus Blend, Hunters Blend, Anglers Blend, Lemon Pepper Blend.


New Potato and Green Bean Dijon Salad

3 lb. bag new potatoes, quartered
1 lb. fresh green beans, cut into bite sized pieces
1/3 cup Basiks at Home™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Lemon EVOO
2 ½ TBSP Basiks at Home™ Aged Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
1 TBSP Dijon mustard
½  tsp Basiks at Home™ Original Blend

In a large saucepan, add potatoes to enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and boil for 8 minutes. Add green beans, return to a boil, and cook for 2 minutes. Drain and cool slightly. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil and next 3 ingredients. Pour over potato mixture, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill.


Hunter Blend Green Bean and Toasted Pecan Salad

2 TBSP pecan pieces
12 oz. fresh green beans, trimmed
½ oz. red onions, thinly sliced
1 ½ TBSP Basiks at Home™ Aged Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
2 tsp sugar, if desired
¼ tsp Basiks at Home™ Hunters Blend
½ oz. blue cheese, crumbled

Heat 8" skillet over medium high heat and dry roast pecans for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant and beginning to lightly brown, stirring frequently. This process brings out a lot of flavor. Set a steamer basket in a small amount of simmering water in a medium saucepan. Put the beans in the basket and cook, covered for 4 minutes until tender crisp. Transfer the beans to a colander, rinse with cold water to stop the cooking and let the beans cool to room temperature. Drain well. In a medium bowl, toss the beans with the onion, vinegar, sugar and Original Blend to combine thoroughly. Sprinkle with the pecans and blue cheese.


Authentic Southwest Guacamole

2 ripe avocados
1 lime or lemon, juiced
1/2 red onion, course chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
4 roma tomatoes diced
1 big handful fresh cilantro, finely chopped, if desired
1 TBSP Basiks at Home™  Authentic Southwest Blend

Halve and pit the avocados, save the pits. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon into a mixing bowl. Mash the avocados with a fork, leaving them somewhat chunky, drizzle the lime/lemon juice over avocados. Add the remaining ingredients, and fold together to gently combine, put pits back into bowl (this will help keep the guacamole from turning brown). Pinch additional Basiks at Home™ Authentic Southwest Blend on top for greater flavor.  Lay a piece of plastic wrap right on the surface of the guacamole and refrigerate 1 hour before serving.


Taste of Fall Salad

2/3 cup pecan halves
¼ cup
Basiks at Home™  Aged Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
Dash of cinnamon
2 TBSP sugar, divided
5 oz. spring mix salad greens
¼ cup
Basiks at Home™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 t. Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp
Basiks at Home™ Original Blend
1 medium pear, thinly sliced
¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

In large skillet, cook pecans, 2 TBSP Basiks at Home™ aged traditional balsamic vinegar, and cinnamon over medium heat until toasted. Sprinkle with 1 TBSP sugar. Cook 2-4 minutes. Spread on foil to cool. Place salad greens in a large bowl. Combine the Basiks at Home™ extra virgin olive oil, mustard, Basiks at Home™ Original Blend and remaining vinegar and sugar, drizzle over greens and toss to coat. Arrange the greens, pear slices and pecans on salad plates. Sprinkle with cheese.


Blood Orange EVOO Chopped Salad

3 TBSP Basiks at Home™ Fig Balsamic Vinegar

¼ cup Basiks at Home™ Blood Orange EVOO (can subsitute BAH Lemon EVOO)

1 small shallot, chopped

½ tsp grated orange zest, optional

½ tsp Basiks at Home™ Original Spice Blend (can substitue Key West Citrus Blend)

1 small head radicchio, diced

1 small carrot, shredded, or 1/4cup matchstick carrots

1 small head escarole, chopped

1/4cup dried Craisins®

3/4cup gorgonzola, parmesan or blue cheese, crumbled

 

In a small bowl, whisk together BAH Fig Vinegar, BAH Blood Orange EVOO, shallots, orange zest,

and BAH Original Blend. In a large bowl, combine the radicchio, carrots, escarole, endive and Craisins®. Toss with dressing. Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately. Serves 4.