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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.

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.


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.


Blood Orange and Fig Gourmet Salad

3 TBSP Basiks at Home™ Fig Balsamic Vinegar

¼ cup Basiks at Home™ Blood Orange EVOO           

1 small shallot, chopped

½ tsp grated orange zest, optional

½ tsp Basiks at Home™ Original Spice Blend        

1 small head radicchio, diced

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

1 small head escarole, chopped dried Craisins® 3/4c 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. BAH Lemon EVOO can be substituted for the Blood Orange.

Bruschetta

1 cup diced tomatoes
¼  cup diced red onion
1 TBSP chopped fresh basil

¼  cup Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

1 tsp Original Blend
1 loaf of Italian bread sliced thin

Basiks at Home Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

Mix first 5 ingredients

Drizzle oil on bread slices and bake in 350 degree oven
for about 5 minutes Top each slice of bread with a

spoonful of the mixture. Go ahead and double the recipe
everybody loves this Stuff…..really, double it        


Espresso Filet & Gorgonzola Crostini

2- 8 oz. filet mignons
2 TBSP minced shallots
1/4 cup instant espresso
1 tsp
Basiks at Home™ Authentic Southwest Blend
3/4 cup heavy cream
4 oz. crumbled Gorgonzola
1/4 cup dry white wine

1 tsp Basiks at Home™ Original Blend
Basiks at Home™ EVOO
1 French baguette, thinly sliced

Drizzle of Basiks at Home™ Dark Chocolate or Espresso Balsamic Vinegar

Mix together espresso Authentic Southwest Blend and Season filets on all sides with mixture.

 

In a sauce pan, sauté minced shallots in about 2 TBSP Basiks at Home olive oil, until translucent and fragrant. Add wine and stir for 1 minute, and then add the crumbled Gorgonzola, heavy cream, and Original Blend. Stir constantly until thick and reduced by half. Transfer to bowl and let cool, then refrigerate until ready to use

 

To prepare the bread, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Brush the bread slices on both sides with the olive oil and season lightly with Original Blend. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake until crusty and brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Turn once about halfway through cooking.

For the filets, add 4 TBSP olive oil to saute pan. Heat the oil, add the filets, and sear about 1 minute on each side. Place the filets on a baking sheet and bake in a 400 degree F oven for 15 minutes. Tent with foil, let rest 5 minutes, and slice.

To serve, spread the chilled Gorgonzola on the crostini (bread) and top with a slice of filet. Drizzle lightly with Dark Chocolate or Espresso Balsamic Vinegar.

Balsamic Poached Chicken

1 lb. new potatoes, halved or quartered
3 TBSP Basiks at Home™ Extra Virgin olive oil
1 TBSP Basiks at Home™ Original Blend
1 lb. asparagus, trimmed
1 14.5 oz. can chicken broth
1 cup Basiks at Home™ Traditional Balsamic
1 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts

Heat oven to 400. Place the potatoes in a roasting pan. Add the Basiks at Home™ extra virgin olive oil, and the Basiks at Home™ Original Blend and toss. Roast for 30 minutes, shaking the pan once. Add the asparagus to the pan and toss. Roast until asparagus is tender, 12-15 min. Meanwhile in a saucepan, bring the broth and Basiks at Home™ aged traditional balsamic vinegar to a boil. Add the chicken and if necessary enough water to cover it. Simmer for 1 minute. Cover, remove from heat and set aside until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board. Return the liquid to medium-high heat and simmer until reduced to 1/3 cup, about 10 minutes. Slice the chicken. Divide the ingredients among individual plates. Drizzle with the Basiks at Home™ aged traditional balsamic mixture.