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Hummus and chips
Ingredients:
  • 1-2 Jalapeno pepper, roasted & seeds removed
  • 1 1/2 Cups chickpeas (if using canned, drain & rinse)
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 Cup SOOC olive oil (suggest either the Harissa or Chipotle Olive Oil)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons ice water
Directions:
To roast peppers: remove core and seeds from peppers and slice. Lay on a baking sheet and preheat the broiler in your oven. Place under the broiler skin-side up until skins are completely charred and black- this took about 10 minutes. Just check every 2 minutes or so. Immediately remove peppers from oven and using kitchen tongs, quickly place them in a Ziploc bag then seal it. Set aside for 20-30 minutes. Remove peppers from the bag and peel the skin off to discard. It is okay if a little bit of char remains as it adds to the flavor.
Add the chickpeas to the bowl of your food processor and blend until they are pureed. Add the tahini, honey and jalapeno, and blend until combined, scraping down the sides if needed. Stream in the olive oil with the processor running and continue to blend until the hummus is smooth. Add the salt and pepper, blend a bit more. With the processor running, stream in the ice water and blend until smooth. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Black Bean Corn Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups fresh or thawed frozen corn
  • 1 15 oz. can of Black Beans
  • 1 Red Pepper, diced
  • 1 Red Onion, diced
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 1-2 Jalapeno Peppers, sliced
  • 1/4 Cup SOOC Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Harissa, Chipotle, or Cayenne Chili)
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt

Directions:

  1. Drain and rinse the black beans, and place in a large bowl.
  2. Add fresh or thawed corn, red pepper, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno peppers, Olive Oil, lime juice and salt.
  3. Still well and serve with tortilla chips

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Ingredients:

2 teaspoons sweet paprika
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground corianderCarrot
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
4 large carrots, thinly sliced lengthwise
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
7 tablespoons SOOC Harissa extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup walnuts
1 cup red quinoa
2 cups water
3 tablespoons SOOC Honey Ginger balsamic vinegar
5 ounces mixed salad greens
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional)
1/2 cup dried cranberries 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a small bowl, mix the spices together. In a medium bowl, toss the carrots, onion and 2 tablespoons of the Harissa olive oil. Add 1 tablespoon of the spice mix (saving remaining spice mix for Quinoa) and toss to coat. Spread the vegetables on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until tender.

2. Meanwhile, spread the walnuts in a pie plate and bake for about 7 minutes, until golden. Let cool, then coarsely chop.

3. In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa with 2 teaspoons of the spice mix and the water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 17 minutes. Uncover, fluff with a fork and let cool slightly.

4. In a large bowl, whisk the remaining Harissa olive oil with 3 tablespoons of the Honey Ginger balsamic vinegar, adding remaining spice mix (if any). Salt and pepper to taste, or add one teaspoon of Dijon Mustard, if desired. Add the salad greens, Quinoa, roasted vegetables, cranberries, walnuts, and toss to coat. Finish with Parsley. If presentation is a must, toss the greens with half of the dressing first, and spoon Quinoa mix on top of greens with remaining dressing.

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Recipe:

penne with brussel sprouts2 Tablespoons Harissa olive oil (Chipotle, Garlic or Natural Olive oil can be used!)
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 pound Brussel sprouts—trimmed, loose outer leaves reserved and sprouts thinly sliced
1 long red fresh chile—halved, seeded and sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
1 teaspoon chopped thyme
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 pound Penne Rigate
4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese crumbled, preferably dolcelatte (a milder or soft cheese)

1. In a large, deep skillet, heat the olive oil. Once hot add the onion and cook over moderately high heat, stirring for 3 minutes. Add the sliced Brussel sprouts, chile and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the sprouts are just tender, about 3 minutes. Add the reserved sprout leaves, cover and remove from the heat.

2. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the Penne until al dente. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup of the pasta water. Add the penne to the skillet along with the 3/4 cup pasta water and cook over moderate heat, stirring to coat the pasta with the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the pasta to bowls, top with the Gorgonzola and serve right away.

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