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Pumpkin Bruschetta

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 jalapeno, minced

1 shallot, minced

1 tablespoon Italian parsley, chopped

2 tablespoons OLIVE & VINE Smoky Chipotle Pepper or Baklouti Chile Pepper olive  oil

1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped

salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 

1 baguette, sliced 1/2 inch thick

1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

1 cup grated manchego cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. To make the topping, mix the first six ingredients together. Spread the topping on each of the baguette slices and place on baking tray. Bake until hot and slightly brown — about 5 to 8 minutes. 

Combine mozzarella and manchego cheeses. Remove bruschetta from oven, top with a dollop of cheese and serve hot.

Makes approximately 30 pieces.

White Bean Dip

2 garlic cloves

2 cans (15 oz) white beans, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup OLIVE & VINE extra virgin olive oil (for a spicier version, substitute part of the olive oil with Baklouti Chili Pepper fused olive oil

1 lemon, juice and zest

1 tablespoon fresh oregano

salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

green onions or parsley to garnish, optional


In a food processor, whirl the garlic cloves until finely chopped. Add the white beans, olive oil, lemon juice and zest and whirl until smooth and blended.Transfer to a serving bowl and add the oregano, salt and pepper.  Garnish with chopped chives or parsley if desired. Serve with vegetables or pita chips.

Spicy Cornbread

1 cup corn meal

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup unbleached flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

¼ cup OLIVE & VINE Smoky Chipotle Pepper or Baklouti Chili Pepper infused olive oil

1 egg, slightly beaten

1 cup milk


Preheat oven to 425. Grease a 9” rectangular pan.

Combine corn meal, salt, flour and baking powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the olive oil, egg and milk together. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened. Bake for 20 - 30  minutes until the tops are golden brown.

Pita Chips for Dips and Salsas

1 bag of pita bread

3 tablespoons OLIVE & VINE Rich Roasted Garlic infused olive oil (for spicy chips try Tunisian Harissa, Smoky Chipotle Pepper or Baklouti Chili Pepper)

Salt and pepper to taste 


Preheat the oven to 350° F.  Brush the pita bread with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.  Cut the bread into small wedges or strips and place on a baking sheet. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until crispy.  Cool and serve with your favorite dips, spreads and salsas.