Spinach, Corn & Bean Patty Pita

Spinach, Corn & Bean Patty Pita

Do you want to eat healthier this year? Willow Creek Olive Estate can help you out! This healthy bean and spinach pita recipe is the perfect meal option for both lunch and dinner, and is incredibly easy to prepare. It’s filled with chia seeds, garlic, and of course our award-winning olive oil, which means it is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Eating healthy has never been this easy, or tasty!

Ingredients

  • Beans (1 can)
  • Paprika (1/4 tsp)
  • Pepper (1/2 tsp)
  • Salt (1/2 tsp)
  • Cumin (1/2 tsp)
  • Chopped parsley (2 tbsp)
  • Crushed garlic (2 cloves)
  • Nutritional yeast (1/4 cup)
  • Bread crumbs (2 tbsp & ½ cup)
  • Chopped spinach (2 cups)
  • 4 Tbsp chia seeds with 10 tbsp water – let it sit for five minutes
  • Diced onion (1/2 cup)
  • Willow Creek Olive Estate olive oil (2 tbsp, for frying)

Serve with

  • The pitas of your choice (we recommend brown or wholewheat/wholegrain).
  • Cherry tomatoes, butter lettuce, onion, avocado, cucumber and hummus.

Directions

  1. Mash the beans with a fork in a large bowl.
  2. Add the parsley, garlic, onion, nutritional yeast, spinach and spices to the bowl and mix until well combined. If you want, you can sauté the spinach and onions in Willow Creek Olive Estate olive oil for 5 minutes before adding these items to the mix
  3. Incorporate the chia seeds, lemon juice and breadcrumbs into the mixture and mix until well combined.
  4. Scoop some of the mixture into your hands and make four palm-sized burger patties. Gently flatten the bean patties out and store them in your fridge for the time being.
  5. Heat the Willow Creek Olive Estate olive oil in a large frying pan.
  6. Cook the bean patties for 5 minutes on each side over medium heat.

Assemble the pita and serve.

Gin and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cocktail

Gin and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cocktail

With 2022 edging closer every day, it is time to prepare for the New Year festivities.

If you want to add an aromatic and savoury component to your cocktail mix, then Willow Creek Olive Estate can help you out. Simply add a bit of Willow Creek Olive Oil to the mix, and you’re good to go!

In general, fuller-flavoured spirits like tequila, mezcal, and rum work better with more flavourful varieties of oil, while delicate oils pair better with vodka and gin.

Try out our Gin and Extra Virgin Olive Oil cocktail recipe here:

Image & Recipe Credits:
barandrestaurant.com

Torali Martini

The drink’s namesake restaurant has a culinary focus on steak and Italian specialties, and Enriquez wanted to bring one of the cuisine’s staple ingredients to the bar menu as well. Olive oil “adds to the depth of flavor to the cocktail and produces a very unique and round mouthfeel,” he says. Like all of Torali’s Martinis, it’s stirred not shaken to avoid chilling it down too much and preserve the drink’s subtle flavors.

  • 50ml. Plymouth Gin
  • 50ml. Dry vermouth (they use a proprietary blend, but Cocchi or Dolin Dry Vermouth would work well)
  • 1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Castelvetrano olives, for garnish

Add the gin and vermouth to a cocktail glass, add ice, and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, use a dropper to dispense the olive oil on the surface of the drink, and garnish with the olives.

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