If you wanted a traditional Greek salad in Greece, you'd go to just about any restaurant or taverna and ask for a "horiatiki salata", i.e. "village salad". In the villages are where the freshest ingredients can be found, but it's the simplicity of the salad that makes it great and tasty.
Cutting: Don't worry too much about precision--the point is to get chunks small enough to fit two or three items on a fork at once. Cut each tomato into approximately 12-16 pieces. Cut cucumbers into half-moon pieces. Green peppers and onions should be cut into smaller pieces approximately half the size of one of your cucumber chunks.
Combine all ingredients into a large bowl, except for feta, oregano and Spartan Oil. Mix gently to blend. Place chunks of feta on top, then liberally drizzle the entire salad with Spartan Oil. Place oregano in palms and rub oregano over salad. Prior to plating, toss entire salad.
Pro tip: Add some chopped fresh basil for an extra flavor kick.
This... Is... SPARTA! (No, seriously. This is Sparta in a sauce.)
Look around Sparta and you'll see olive trees everywhere. But mixed in, you'll find fig trees, orange trees, and dozens of other varieties of fruit trees. This is the inspiration for our BBQ Throwdown sauce.
Barbecuing in Sparta is about featuring the fresh meats and vegetables. True to form, food in Sparta is exceptionally simple and sauces are typically olive-oil based. Tomato based sauces are a winter staple, when fresh tomatoes aren't available. Our sauce is a variation of the traditional Ladolemono (oil-lemon) sauce, with orange juice and fig preserves for a sweet and fruity kick.
Use to marinate and grill chicken, basting every 5 minutes. Also perfect for a grilled pork chop or mild flavored white fish like Branzino.
Step 1. Make Roasted Garlic
Step 2. Combine Remaining Ingredients
Yields approximately 1 cup.
We are happy to announce that we now have gallon-size containers available. We've gotten some interest from chefs and several high-volume consumers and, after a ton of research to find quality containers, we can now meet this burgeoning demand.
According to this article on EatThis.com, there are several foods that are not worth spending your hard-earned dollars on. The last item on the list? That's right, "light" olive oil. As the article notes, "light" olive oil is hardly olive oil at all. It's typically tasteless refined oils that have no nutritional benefit at all.
As a matter of fact, even though extra virgin olive oil may have slightly more calories, those calories come in the form of beneficial fats that have been shown to have a positive impact on weight control and hunger regulation.
In other words, if you are going to buy a cooking oil, don't bother with anything but an extra virgin olive oil. And, of course, be sure you are getting a high-quality EVOO like Spartan Oil. ;-)
A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Internal Medicine) noted that:
"In an older population, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with olive oil or nuts is associated with improved cognitive function."
The study was conducted over a 6-year period and drew these conclusions after putting several hundred study participants through a series of cognitive tests. Those that had a diet which included olive oil showed improved results in those tests.
We've noticed an interesting trend in refill purchases. Many folks are choosing to purchase two refills at the same time. Of course, this saves on shipping fees, but now we're making it even more advantageous for those wishing to order two at a time. We've added a new "Double Pack" option that saves you a few more dollars!
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