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Ahi Tuna Tartare

Ahi Tuna Tartare

This recipe couldn't be more simple to make, yet the epitome of a modern classic! Raw, fresh and full of flavor - thank you Chef Victor Scargle for sharing it with us!
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Preparation time: 5m

Artichoke Dip

Artichoke Dip

It's hard to believe how deliciously creamy and flavorful this artichoke dip is without any dairy! It's a healthier twist on a favorite warm and comforting appetizer. This is a quick and easy dip to ...
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Preparation time: 5m
Cook time : 20m

Avocado and Lemon Bruschetta

Avocado and Lemon Bruschetta

For a slight twist to traditional bruschetta, use a ripe avocado for a creamy texture and lemon grapeseed oil for a bright burst of flavor. It's an easy and tasty snack.
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Preparation time: 10m

Balsamic Marinated Avocado

Balsamic Marinated Avocado

Marinated avocados are great for a quick and healthy snack. We also serve this dish as an appetizer. The balsamic dressing adds the perfect tang to the buttery avocado.
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Seasons:  September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
Preparation time: 10m

Beet Hummus, a la Bon Appétit

Beet Hummus, a la Bon Appétit

Beets adds a sweetness to the traditional chickpea hummus. The bright pink dip gives an appetizer spread a gorgeous pop of color.
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Seasons:  December, November, June, May, April, March, February, January
Preparation time: 25m

Charcuterie and Cheese Plate

Charcuterie and Cheese Plate

This is the easiest of appetizers - a sure fire crowd pleaser! You can use any of the Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Varietals. Each will contribute their own unique taste profile. We love the Cabernet ...
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Preparation time: 10m

Edamame Hummus

Edamame Hummus

“The final recipe replaces olive oil in a signature recipe I have been making at my restaurant for years—edamame hummus. The grapeseed oil’s fruitiness balances nicely with the nuttiness of ...
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Preparation time: 5m
Cook time : 10m

Fava Bean Dip

Fava Bean Dip

This dish does take significant prep time, but it's definitely worth it! It's a delicious, creamy dip and the basil adds a beautiful flavor. Pick up the fava beans at the farmers market if you can. ...
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Seasons:  May, April, March
Preparation time: 30m

Fennel Bruschetta

Fennel Bruschetta

The fennel adds a unique flavor and crunch to this "salad on toast" bruschetta.
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Preparation time: 15m

Fresh Tomato Tart

Fresh Tomato Tart

This is how to make a meal out of delicious heirloom tomatoes. A simple pie crust with tomatoes and cheese is all you need to make this crowd pleasing appetizer.
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Seasons:  September, August, July, June
Preparation time: 45m
Cook time : 30m

Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread

This garlic bread is so simple to make that you can prepare it last minute for an extra side at dinner.
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Preparation time: 5m
Cook time : 5m

Lavash Crackers

Lavash Crackers

This cracker from Chef Victor Scargle is fast becoming a classic – it is simply the best! Combining both lemon grapeseed oil and grapeseed flour, they are light and delicate and pair beautifully ...
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Pepper and Chili Bruschetta

Pepper and Chili Bruschetta

This bruschetta is a burst of flavor with the sweet Italian peppers and chili grapeseed oil.
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Preparation time: 10m
Cook time : 5m

Sautéed Shishito or Padrón Peppers

Sautéed Shishito or Padrón Peppers

This seasonal dish is perfect as an appetizer or snack, and it's so simple to make! Most padrón and shishito peppers are mild, however some can be spicy when they get bigger.
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Seasons:  August, July, June
Cook time : 5m

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

A simple way to use in season tomatoes. We like farmers market heirlooms the best.
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Seasons:  September, August, July, June
Preparation time: 10m