I’m finding it only slightly ironic that I’m sharing this giveaway after over-hauling my pantry yesterday. One of the hardships I was met with during that challenge was finding accommodations for my recently acquired olive oil collection. Not long past, my friends at Food Lion sent me a sampling of their Taste of Inspirations Olive Oil line. And although I go through olive oils like a champ, I still had to wrestle some space for them.
I’ve got my Greek olive oil both fresh and peppery, the California with fruity zest, Italian with aromas of almonds and the Spanish olive oil with a hint of mild pepper. All which I have special uses planned. So, clearly, they needed a proper home. Don’t worry. They got top-shelf priority.
For my first recipe that I’ve made with the olive oils, I selected the Spanish olive oil. I made this recipe for an impromptu dinner gathering in which I needed a quick app. I love how easy the recipe was to pull together, and I think the olive oil really shined! Or is it shone? I’ve gotten myself confused.
White Beans in Herb-Infused Olive Oils with Tomatoes
1/2 cup of Taste of Inspirations Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil
One can of Cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
Handful of sliced fresh sage
Two cloves of smashed garlic
Two plum (or roma) tomatoes, diced
Salt and Pepper
Directions: Warm olive oil, thinly sliced sage, and garlic in a small saute pan over medium heat. Remove pan from burner when you hear a “sizzle.” Allow to cool. Remove garlic and discard, or mince and return to oil. Toss with beans and tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Serve with fresh bread or pita chips!
I’m thinking of using the fruity California olive oil for this Rosemary-Olive Oil cake! Don’t you think that will pair nicely? You know that’s coming up on a Menus for Mondays weekend cooking menu plan soon!
If I’ve enticed you (or even made you a little jealous of my olive oil bounty), fret not! Of course, we’ve got the whole collection to give away. Yep, that’s four full-size bottles of Taste of Inspirations Olive Oils from around the world direct from Food Lion to one lucky Mom Favorites reader! Don’t forget you can enter many ways and every day! And, just so ya know, the bottles fit very nicely in the pantry organizers available at the Container Store. Thought that might be helpful for some of you… 🙂
sarah flory says
I would love to add these to my Olive Oil section of my pantry – and of course, I’d love to go to Italy!!
Oh me, too. I think Italy or Greece would be on top of my list. 🙂
I overhauled my pantry today, given your inspiration & advice! I now have room for some new olive oils – yay! My husband couldn’t believe the transformation & is thrilled I’ve taken on this challenge of organizing in 2013!
Awesome! Doesn’t it feel great???? This week we’ll be tackling other areas in the kitchen. Glad to have you on board! And, hoping your space for olive oils gets filled! 🙂
Love this! I would go for Spain!
I’d love to go to Greece!
Cristina Wyatt says
Well, I’d go to all of them! Fantasy vacation, why not?!
David Haug says
Italy, then Spain. I live in California 🙂
I would choose Italy and Spain. We cook a lot of Italian cuisines. However, I’m a huge fan of Spanish cuisine as well.
I would love to go to Greece.
Italy would be awesome!!
I’d go to Italy.
Oh, I would choose to travel to any of these great countries. We went to Spain on our honeymoon
and would love to return some day. I am going to definitely try this white bean recipe. It looks delish!!!
Ed Cekici says
Honesty I couldn’t believe the level of the quality of these oils. Tried first the greek and then I had to buy all the other oils too.
Excellent oils , fresh, fruity and so distinct from each other. Priced so reasonably. In my opinion some of the best olive oils I have ever tried.