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!

Red Pepper and Basil Italian Pasta Salad

¼ cup Basiks at Home™ Aged Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
2 TBSP Basiks at Home™ Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tsp grainy mustard
1 lb. cooked ditalini pasta
½ cup diced roasted red peppers (from jar)
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
1 tsp Basiks at Home™ Italian Table Blend
2 cups small fresh mozzarella balls

In the bottom of a large bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, oil and mustard. Add coked pasta, red peppers and Italian Table Blend and basil and toss to combine. Fold in mozzarella balls.

Citrus Garlic Shrimp

1 lb. package linguine

1 ½ tsp Basiks at Home™ Italian Table Blend
½ cup Basiks at Home™ Garlic EVOO
½ cup orange juice
1/3 cup lemon juice
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined
Shredded parmesan and fresh parsley for garnish

Cook linguine according to package directions. Combine ingredients (except shrimp and pasta), in a food processor and mix until blended. Pour into large skillet. Add shrimp to garlic mixture from food processor; and cook 5 minutes until shrimp turns pink. Drain pasta and top with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley for garnish. Toss on steamed broccoli or green beans. Great served on a spinach salad with our aged traditional balsamic vinaigrette.

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

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

Chicken Carbonara Rosa

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 pounds)

1 TBSP Basiks at Home™ Italian Table Blend, divided

1 TBSP Basiks at Home™  Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 small onion, chopped

1 slice(s) bacon or pancetta, chopped

1 cup(s) thawed frozen green peas

1/3 cup(s) dry white wine or chicken broth

1 jar(s) Four Cheese Pasta Sauce

Chopped fresh parsley (optional), for garnish

Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese, for garnish if desired


Heat olive oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and brown chicken seasoned with 1 teaspoon Basiks at Home™ Italian Table Blend., about 5-7 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside. Cook onion, bacon, and peas in same skillet, stirring occasionally, 6 minutes or until bacon is crisp and onion is tender.

Stir in wine/broth and cook on high 2 minutes. Stir in Four Cheese Pasta Sauce and remaining 2 teaspoons of Basiks at Home™ Italian Table Blend and cook 3-4 minutes, until just ready to boil. Reduce heat to low, return chicken to skillet and simmer covered 5 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Sprinkle, if desired, with more Basiks at Home™ Italian Table Blend, chopped fresh parsley and freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Italian Blend Bread Dip

1 cup Basiks at Home Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 TBSP Italian Blend
1 TBSP parmesan cheese (for best results use fresh shredded parm, not grated)
Crusty Italian bread
Fresh cilantro chopped (optional)

Mix first three ingredients and place on a plate or shallow bowl

Break bread into bite size pieces and serve