EASY PAIRINGS

The Perfect Combinations

SALADS


Barrel-aged Red Wine Vinegar and Baklouti Olive Oil 

Spice up your green salad with a free pour of spicy Baklouti Olive Oil, Barrell-aged Red Wine Vinegar and sea salt.  All to taste.  A variation on this would be to use half Baklouti Olive Oil with half Garlic Olive oil.  And for fun, add some feta cheese to this combo. 


Coconut White Balsamic & Lime Olive Oil 

Mixed greens with strips of grilled chicken or shrimp, avocado, thinly sliced red onions & slivered almonds. Drizzle vinegar & oil on to taste. 


Cranberry Pear White Balsamic & Blood Orange Olive Oil 

Spring mix lettuces with dried cranberries, thinly sliced pear, roquefort cheese & candied pecans. almonds. Drizzle vinegar & oil on to taste. 


Pomegranate Balsamic and EVOO of Your Choice

Arugula, shaved parmesan and toasted pine nuts. Almonds.  Drizzle vinegar & oil on to taste. 


Aged Traditional Balsamic with Tuscan Herb Olive Oil 

  • Drizzle on Antipasto salad 
  • Sliced tomatoes, thinly sliced red onions & croutons 
  • Burrata cheese topped with chopped tomatoes, garlic & fresh basil 


Milanese Gremolata Salad & Sicilian Lemon Balsamic

Roma tomatoes, Persian cucumbers, sliced red onion, feta cheese, sea salt & cracked pepper.   Drizzle vinegar & oil on to taste. 


Fig Balsamic with Chipotle Olive Oil 

Baby Spinach, crumbled bacon, hardboiled eggs, almonds. Drizzle on vinegar and oil and season with salt, to taste. 


Ripe Peach White Balsamic and EVOO of your choice

Butter lettuce with fresh sliced peaches or pears, goat cheese and roasted walnuts. Drizzle on vinegar and oil and season with salt, to taste. 


Try these other great combinations for salads:

  • Harrisa Olive Oil and Mango Balsamic Vinegar
  • Tuscan Herb Olive Oil with Aged Traditional Balsamic 
  • Tangerine Balsamic with Herbs de Provence Olive Oil 
  • Sicilian Lemon Balsamic with Garlic Olive Oil 
  • Blood Orange Olive Oil with Cranberry Pear Balsamic 
  • Aged Traditional Balsamic with Lemon or Basil Olive Oil


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APPETIZERS & SNACKS


Crackers with Cheese 

Mix crumbled blue cheese with Espresso or Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar. Use as a topping crackers or fill endive leaves with the mixture 


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MEAT, POULTRY AND FISH

 

Baste the salmon  with Vermont Maple Dark Balsamic mid-way through the grilling process and add salt to taste. It should caramelize nicely and serve when cooked to desired doneness.


Drizzle salmon or other fish of your choice with Butter Olive Oil or EVOO of your choice 


Brush Lemon, Lime, Wild Fernleaf Dill or Blood Orange Olive Oil on fish before grilling or baking.  Drizzle with additional oil before serving. 


Brush fish or chicken with Garlic Olive Oil.  Spread Delizia Pesto over the top and sprinkle with sun-dried tomatoes before baking.  


Make a marinade for steaks or tri-tip with Tuscan Herb or Garlic Olive Oil and Aged Traditional Balsamic


Marinate chicken breasts in EVOO of your choice and Sicilian Lemon Balsamic, add Italian dried herbs for an hour or overnight.  Grill or broil.


Brush Herbs de Provence Olive Oil on lamb, turkey, chicken before roasting.  


Brush tilapia with Chipotle Olive Oil and pan fry for delicious fish tacos.  Mix some Chipotle Olive Oil and Tajin seasoning for a zesty topping.  


Mix feta cheese with Dark Chocolate Espresso or Vermont Maple Balsamic as a topping for Filet Mignon or New York Steaks.  Or any steak for that matter!! 


Brush chicken with Chipotle, Tuscan Herb, Wild Mushroom & Sage or Garlic Olive Oil before grilling or baking.  Finish with a little more after you take it off the heat.  


Make your own Balsamic Crème (Balsamic Glaze) 

  • Try Tangerine balsamic crème drizzled over ice cream
  • Vermont Maple balsamic crème brushed over grilled salmon or drizzled over waffles, or Fig balsamic crème drizzled over goat cheese.  Or whatever you think sounds good! 


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VEGETABLES AND SIDE DISHES


Slice up ripe tomatoes and thinly sliced onion.  Layer the tomatoes and onions on a platter, crumble blue cheese over them.  Drizzle with Garlic olive oil and Barrel-aged Red Wine vinegar with a few sprinkles of sea salt.  Garnish with chopped chives.


Persian Cucumbers drizzled with Dill Infused Olive Oil and sprinkled with Sea Salt.  To jazz it up a little, add Premium white Balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with fresh snipped dill. 


Blanch green beans and when done, drizzle with Sicilian Lemon Balsamic and salt.


Use Butter Olive Oil or Garlic Olive Oil on baked potatoes or in mashed potatoes as a healthy alternative to butter.  


Use Butter Olive Oil or Garlic Olive Oil as a dip for steamed artichokes.  


Drizzle Wild Mushroom and Sage Olive Oil, Tuscan Herb Olive Oil or Milanese Gremolata on prepared risotto or pasta.  Also delicious drizzled over Pasta Fagioli.


Lay asparagus in a single layer on a sheet pan and drizzle with Lemon or Lime Olive Oil and top with parmesan cheese before roasting 


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DESSERTS 


Put sliced strawberries over vanilla ice cream and drizzle with Strawberry balsamic and you have a lovely, easy dessert.   


Switch out the oil in your favorite chocolate cake or brownie recipe for Blood Orange Olive Oil to give your dessert an extra depth of flavor. Also works with boxed mixes.  Easy! 


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BEVERAGES


Try a splash of the flavor of your choice of Antica’s Balsamics in flat or sparkling water.


Make cocktails with it! Add a tablespoon or two of any fruity Antica white balsamic to vodka and club soda.


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