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Taste of Italy Giveaway: Crisco Olive Oil Prize Package

Posted By Tara Kuczykowski On March 28, 2009 @ 3:06 pm In giveaways | Comments Disabled


Huh – did you say Crisco Olive Oil?

Crisco certainly isn't the first brand that comes to my mind when I think "olive oil," so I'm assuming it's the same for you all. However, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it's actually quite good. I've been successfully substituting it for my more expensive olive oils over the past few weeks.

Here's just one example of the tasty recipes that you can create with it.

Mediterranean Salad


1 pint grape tomatoes (use a mixture of red and yellow for added interest), halved
1 6-ounce container Bocconcini (small fresh mozzarella balls), drained
1 paper thin slice proscuitto ham, finely chopped
1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, drained
1 tablespoon capers, drained

1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Pinch of sugar
3/4 cup Crisco Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons chopped chives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

Place the grape tomatoes, bocconcini, proscuitto, olives and capers in a large bowl; set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the white wine vinegar, mustard, black pepper and sugar. Slowly add the Crisco Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a steady stream, whisking while pouring; whisk until dressing is well blended. Whisk in the chives and oregano. Pour dressing over salad; gently toss to combine. Refrigerate, covered, several hours or overnight to allow flavors to develop, stirring occasionally. Season with additional black pepper if desired. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the tomato mixture to a serving bowl. Garnish with fresh oregano sprigs, if desired. Serve.


Want to win a Crisco Olive Oil Prize Package?

I've got an awesome Crisco Prize Package ready to send out to one lucky reader. You'll get one bottle of each Crisco Olive Oil variety all packaged up in a really cool wooden box that is perfect for storing recipes and such later on.

How can you win?

Share how you use olive oil in your regular cooking. I almost always substitute it for vegetable oil in my recipes. The only exceptions would be in sweets. How about you?


Every reader has three methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, or three for up to a total of 3 entries!!!

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Tell me how you use olive oil regularly.

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1 Crisco Olive Oil Prize Package

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 31st. I’ll use Random.org to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email on Wednesday, April 1st and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

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