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8 Awesome Recipes to Bring to Your Holiday Table

By Sabrina Tibbetts • December 18, 2018

The snow is falling and the holiday music is playing. It’s the best time of year, so don’t stress about what to make this holiday! Colavita's got you covered with a variety of deliciously festive dishes to make this holiday an espcially delicious one...featuring our favorite Colavita products, of course. 

Get your holiday feast started with this Deviled Eggs with Beets and Smoked Salmon recipe. It’s the perfect appetizer. The beets and salmon add extra flavor and color to this well known and loved starter. Make sure to use Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil to mix in with the egg yolks and grated beets for a silky smooth texture.   

       

NOTE: The beet and yolk mixture will eventually dye the egg whites. For a clean presentation, prepare the filling and store covered in the refrigerator. Fill the egg whites right before serving. 

Add something light and fresh to your night with this Cucumber Salad with Feta, Dill, Pistachios and Pickled Onions. Here at Colavita, we love dressing salads with vinaigrettes so it’s no surprise that for this one we’re using Colavita Prosecco Wine Vinegar and our Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You can do a quick pickle on the onions if you're short on time by simmering them over medium heat in Prosecco Wine Vinegar.

NOTE: Our Colavita Prosecco Wine Vinegar is lighter and fruiter than other vinegars, making it perfect for salads as well as white meat, fish, and fruit dishes.  

Staying on the savory trend, next is a delectable Pesto and Ricotta Filled Spinach Crepes with Pomegranate. The crepe itself calls for spinach, which gives it a festive green color and the filling is made from Ricotta cheese and our Colavita Pesto. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and this flavorful crepe will leave people feeling like the Grinch when they find out who ate the last bite!

NOTE: A crepe pan works best, but a frying pan will do the trick!

Take a short break from all the food and quench your thirst with a refreshing Pomegranate Gin Fizz cocktail. Top it off with cranberries and a sprig of rosemary and this elegant cocktail is not only beautiful to look at, it’s even better to taste. 

NOTE: Pour the gin mixture into the glass, until it is about ¾ of the way full. Finish with pomegranate juice and a splash of seltzer.

Our Cranberry, Pistachio and Orange Scones  have tart bites of cranberry, crunchy pistachios and a smooth orange glaze. They're perfect for your Holiday table feast or serve them for Christmas breakfast.

NOTE: When making the scones, use a food processor to pulse the batter and make sure to gradually stream in Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil while pulsing. 

Here at Colavita, we take dessert very seriously, which is why we’ve prepared three delicious dessert recipes to ensure this Holiday ends with a bang. 

Since we’re an Italian Brand, we thought it would be fitting to kick off dessert with a cookie inspired by a well-known Italian pastry. These Cannoli Cookies are soft and have a balanced flavor profile making it a must-have to add to your Christmas cookie recipe list. The batter calls for ricotta cheese which is what gives the cookie its light and cake-y texture. As a garnish, dip one half of the cookie into melted chocolate and then press the dipped side into crushed pistachios. Once dry, enjoy this chocolaty treat! 

 

NOTE: Mix Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sugar together with an electric mixer until it’s combined. Then add the rest of your wet ingredients to the eggs and sugar, and then the dry ingredients. 

Sometimes it’s best to maintain tradition, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put a twist on it. Get into the holiday spirit with our second cookie, an Olive Oil Ginger and Spice Cutout Cookie. These spiced treats are baked with our Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil to reduce fats and bad cholesterol. The chocolate glaze is made from Periguna Luisa Dark Chocolate, making it rich and simply irresistible!

NOTE: To melt the chocolate you can use a double boiler or a microwave. Simply stir the chocolate in 15 second increments if you’re using a microwave

After the holiday feast, it’s time to bring out one last show-stopping dish. Finish off your holiday table with this eye-catching and decadent Strawberry Cheesecake. Make your own graham cracker crust by mixing sugar, our Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oiland graham crackers into a food processor until a loose dough forms. Cover the cake with strawberry jam and garnish with white chocolate dipped strawberries and meringues. This smooth and creamy dessert is the perfect finale to your holiday feast.

NOTE: Use store bought meringues because holiday prep is hard enough without having to make meringues!

We hope you enjoy these recipies as much as we do and have a very happy holiday from your Colavita family. 

Stay tuned to see what recipies we have next!

  

Tips

On the Deviled Eggs: The beet and yolk mixture will eventually dye the egg whites. For a clean presentation, prepare the filling and store covered in the refrigerator. Fill the egg whites right before serving. 

Our Colavita Prosecco Wine Vinegar is lighter and fruiter than other vinegars, making it perfect for salads as well as white meat, fish, and fruit dishes.  

For the crepes: a crepe pan works best, but a frying pan will do the trick!

For the cocktails: pour the gin mixture into the glass, until it is about ¾ of the way full. Finish with pomegranate juice and a splash of seltzer.

When making the scones, use a food processor to pulse the batter and make sure to gradually stream in Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil while pulsing. 

For the cannoli cookies: mix Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sugar together with an electric mixer until it’s combined. Then add the rest of your wet ingredients to the eggs and sugar, and then the dry ingredients. 

NOTE: To melt the chocolate you can use a double boiler or a microwave. Simply stir the chocolate in 15 second increments if you’re using a microwave

NOTE: Use store bought meringues because holiday prep is hard enough without having to make meringues!

 

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