Best Fresh Recipes : STARTERS
Roasted Garlic with Fresh Bread and California COOC-Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil
An easy starter or everyday accompaniment for the table.
Preserved Meyer Lemons
This recipe comes from Alison Altomari, who works for the California Olive Oil Council and has a blog, www.alaalison.com
Hillcrest Ranch's Sweet Potato Soup
This velvety soup has added texture from sun dried tomatoes and crumbled feta cheese.
Fandango's Firey Tapenade
This simple recipe is a family favorite from Fandango. Great with fresh bread or crackers, it makes a dynamite topping for lamb chops as well.
Sweet Pea Mockamole
This delicious starter from our friends at Coldani Olive Ranch is smooth and full of flavor.
Feta and Red Pepper Dip
This delicious dip will remind you of sun-soaked afternoons around a picnic table with friends. Recipe courtesy of Olive Oil—from Tree to Table by Peggy Knickerbocker.
Fresh Olive Tapenade
Deanna Gimelli of Pietra Santa Winery sent in this hearty tapenade. The olive oil provides a lovely compliment to the briny bite of the garlic and Kalamata olives.