Monday, April 29, 2013

Raw Black Olive Recipes

Raw Spiced Olive Artichoke Medley Recipe : This recipe is a beautiful toss of Italian herbs & spices with salty olives & a sprinkle of hemp seed. The artichokes can also be lightly steamed for a softer texture.

Ingredients: (Serves 4)
¼ cup red onion, sliced into very thin strips on a mandoline
¼ cup chopped parsley, well packed
1/3 cup lemon juice, juiced using our handheld citrus juicer
3 medium artichokes
2 tablespoons raw, organic hemp seeds, plus additional for garnishing
10 Peruvian black dried olives (pitted with sea salt), sliced

Directions: Begin by making a marinade, whisking together the olive oil, garlic, salt & crushed pepper flakes. Set aside. Prepare the onion and parsley; set aside. Juice the lemons and place remaining rinds in a large bowl of cold water. Prepare the artichokes by removing & discarding all of the sharp outer leaves. Stop when you reach the pale inner leaves. Peel the stem with a vegetable peeler. Place the artichokes in the lemon water bath to prevent browning. Removing one artichoke from the bath at a time, slice the tender parts, including the stem, very finely into thin strips. Remove the fuzzy choke and any sharp inner leaves and discard. Place the sliced artichoke in a large bowl and immediately drench in the lemon juice to prevent browning. Toss with the onion, parsley and the prepared marinade. Mix in the hemp seeds and olives. Top with additional hemp seeds & pepper flakes to garnish when serving. Serve immediately & enjoy!

Raw Black Olive Hummus  (Bean Free) - Our bean free hummus makes a delicious substitute to the traditional hummus option. Our Peruvian black dried olives give this dip a salty tang!

Ingredients: (Serves 1)

1/3 cup raw, organic sunflower seeds
2 cup, fresh zucchini, sliced
2 cloves, garlic
1 lemon, juiced using our hand held citrus juicer
1/4 cup, raw, organic olive oil
1/2 cup, raw, organic tahini
1/4 cup, raw, organic peruvian pitted olives

Process sunflower seeds into a powder & set it aside. Process zucchini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, tahini & black olives until smooth. Slowly add sunflower powder back into food processor. Process unitl mixture reaches a smooth hummus consistency. Pour mixture into a bowl and serve with homemade tortilla chips, flax crackers or your favorite veggies.

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