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Roasted Pear Salad

1 cup Bodacious Olive Basil Olive Oil 1/2 cup Bodacious Olive Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar 2 lb. Anjou Pears or any other firm pear (5-6 medium), peeled with stems attached 3 cup water 1/3 cup granulated sugar 4 cinnamon sticks 1 cup dessert wine 2 cup pistachios 1/2 cup butter, melted 3 tbsp. cocoa powder 5 […]


My Creole Spice Jar from “Besh Big Easy”

2 tablespoons celery salt 1 tablespoon sweet paprika 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice Mix it together in a small jar, shake it up well, and use it to season your gumbos, soups, and stews. It’ll […]


Chicken and Sausage Gumbo from Besh Big Easy

3/4 cup chicken fat or canola oil 3/4 cup flour 2 large onions, chopped 1 large chicken, cut into twelve pieces 2 tablespoons from My Creole Spice Jar 2 pounds spicy smoked sausage, sliced 1/2 inch thick 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 green bell peppers, seeded and chopped 1 tomato, seeded and chopped 3 cloves […]


French Melt with Comte Cheese

4 tablespoons Bodacious Olive Butter Olive Oil, divided 2 medium onions, thinly sliced Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 slices crusty country-style bread 4 ounces Comté cheese Heat 1 tablespoon in a large non-stick of cast iron skillet over medium-low heat until melted. Add onions, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring […]


Arugula Pesto

Look at that lovely nest of bright spring-green happiness. The color of the pesto is everything you would expect, but one bite will tell you that you’re not dealing with the usual pesto suspect, basil. It’s winter here in the Northern Hemisphere. If you do have access to basil, chances are it’s being grown in […]


Homemade Greek Style Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza, especially when it’s homemade? We have adapted this delicious pizza recipe from our friends at weolive.com and we’ve added garlic olive oil to the crust! 1 tablespoon Bodacious Olive Lemon Olive Oil 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 3/4 cup of goat cheese 3/4 cup of chopped pitted […]


Tomato Basil Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 1 pint grape tomatoes 1/4 C. diced red onion 2 T. Bodacious Olive Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar 3 T. Bodacious Olive Koroneiki Olive Oil (or any of our other Extra Virgin Olive Oils) 1/4 C. chopped fresh basil 6 oz. feta cheese, large crumbles Salt, to taste Fresh ground black pepper, to taste Directions: Cut tomatoes in […]


Pineapple Salsa

This tropical salsa is a perfect addition to fish to make a light and delicious entree for warmer months. In addition, try it with pork or grilled chicken! Bodacious Mango Balsamic may be substituted for the Pineapple, if you prefer. 2 ripe mangos, pitted and diced 1 20 oz. can of pineapple diced with juice […]


Twice Baked Potatoes with Tetilla Cheese and Roasted Fennel

Melting the Tetilla cheese a bit before mashing it into the potatoes and mixing in caramelized fennel gives this clever take on twice-baked potatoes a light, fluffy filling.  INGREDIENTS 4 large Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed 1 medium fennel bulb, halved lengthwise, cored and cut into 1/2-inch wedges, plus 1 tablespoon chopped fennel fronds 3 tablespoons […]


Bodacious Asian Chicken Salad with Honey Ginger Vinaigrette

For the vinaigrette: ¼ cup Bodacious Olive Honey Ginger Balsamic Vinegar 1 TBS Bodacious Olive Toasted Sesame Oil 1-2 TBS Bodacious Olive Persian Lime Extra Virgin Olive Oil  1 small to medium garlic clove, finely chopped or minced In a small bowl, stir together Honey Ginger Balsamic Vinegar and garlic. Slowly whisk in the oils to emulsify […]


Roasted Asparagus with Blueberry Vinaigrette

1 lb. Asparagus 1/2 TBS. Olive oil Sea salt Fresh ground pepper 1 cup Blueberries For Vinaigrette: 1/2 cup Bodacious Olive Garlic EVOO  (may also use an unflavored EVOO) 3 TBS Bodacious Olive Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar   1 small shallot, finely chopped 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp. Sea salt Dash of white pepper Heat […]


Baby Spinach Salad with Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette

2 cups Baby Spinach, arrange on chilled plate 5-7 Mandarin Orange, segments 2 TBS Crumbled Blue Cheese or Feta Cheese Thinly sliced red onion 2 TBS Bodacious Olive Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar  3 TBS Bodacious Olive Blood Orange Olive Oil  To make the vinaigrette: whisk the Blood Orange Olive Oil into the Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar in a […]


Flourless Dark Chocolate and Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake

Ingredients 5 oz. quality bittersweet chocolate 1/3 cup + 1 TBS Bodacious Olive Blood Orange Olive Oil ½ cup sugar 3 large eggs ½ tsp vanilla extract ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder Pinch of sea salt Directions Preheat oven to 375. Grease 8 inch round baking pan with 1TBS of Blood Orange olive oil.  Melt finely chopped […]


Chunky Tomato Salsa

Yield: 4 cups Ingredients 3-1/2 cups peeled chopped tomatoes (about 4 large) 1 large green pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 serrano pepper, seeded and chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 1 tablespoon sugar 2-1/4 teaspoons salt 1 garlic clove, minced 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste 1/4 cup […]


Cranberry Pear Glazed Butternut Squash

Ingredients: 1-2 pound butternut squash peeled, seeded and diced into 1″ pieces. (Tip from Dave: Put the squash in the microwave for1minute to make peeling easier) 1 Tbsp of a sweet, fruity olive oil such as Bodacious Olive Hojiblanca EVOO or Arbosana EVOO 1/3 cup Bodacious Olive Cranberry Pear White Balsamic Vinegar 3″ sprig of fresh rosemary, leaves stripped […]


Citrus Caprese Salad

2 lbs ripe tomatoes, sliced ¼” thick 1 lb. fresh mozzarella, sliced ¼” thick ¼ to ½ cup packed fresh basil leaves 3 to 4 TBS Bodacious Olive Blood Orange EVOO  Bodacious Olive Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar for drizzling Salt optional Place a tomato slice, a basil leaf, and a slice mozzarella on a platter or an individual plate, alternating […]


Honey Ginger Sesame Marinade

This marinade is perfect for chicken, seafood, vegetables or pork. INGREDIENTS ¼ cup Bodacious Olive Honey Ginger Balsamic Vinegar 2 TBS Bodacious Olive Toasted Sesame Oil 1 tsp finely chopped or minced fresh garlic 2 TBS tamari or soy sauce DIRECTIONS Whisk together all ingredients and use to marinate one pound of chicken, pork, or seafood […]


Bodacious One Sheet Maple-Dijon Chicken Dinner

Sundays are family dinner night at our house, and last Sunday was no exception. There was one catch, however…my parents and my husband were warned they were going to be recipe Guinea pigs with no guarantees. I can literally spend hours reading recipes and imagining how I can change them. Rarely do I prepare a […]


Breaded Parmesan Chicken Tenders

This chicken is Milanese style and is excellent accompanied by a garlic butter sauce or even a pesto! Instead of using boneless chicken tenders, you can use chicken breasts butterflied into a cutlet and lightly pounded. Don’t be afraid to fry in ultra premium extra virgin olive oil.  The Bodacious Olive’s olive oil has a […]


Bodacious Chicken Scampi with Tomatoes and Basil

I have to admit I was skeptical when I was asked to try the Scampi Mix from Halladay’s Harvest Barn of Vermont. But, I decided to give it a try and invite the family over to be my guinea pigs. Goodness, what a feast we had for dinner! If it weren’t for the dirty dishes […]


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It’s a great time of year to start adding sweet balsamic vinegar to your water! Balsamic adds delicious sweetness without adding too many calories. Staff favorites include Peach and Sicilian Lemon! Add to sparkling water as well for a delicious homemade soda. @ Downtown Pensacola ... See MoreSee Less

It's the perfect time of year to start adding balsamic vinegar to your water. Balsamic has loads of health benefits including a boosted metabolism.
The sweet vinegar adds a lot of flavor without adding calories. Staff favorites include Sicilian Lemon and Honey Ginger in sparkling water (tastes just like ginger ale!)
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Get ready for June because Pineapple Balsamic is making its way back on the shelves at the Bodacious Olive. ... See MoreSee Less