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Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction Recipe


  • 1 cup Pinch & Pour balsamic vinegar (Traditional 18 yr)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 (16 ounce) package fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup Pinch & Pour extra virgin olive oil


Stir balsamic vinegar and honey together in a small saucepan and place over high heat.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until the vinegar mixture has reduced to 1/3 cup, about 10 minutes.

Set the balsamic reduction aside to cool.

Arrange alternating slices of tomato and mozzarella cheese decoratively on a serving platter.

Sprinkle with salt and black pepper, spread fresh basil leaves over the salad and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic reduction.

For a quick Caprese Salad use Pinch & Pour basil infused olive oil


Dairy-Free Organic Butter Olive Oil Cinnamon Rolls Recipe



    In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. In a large bowl mix the water, sugar, butter olive oil, salt, and egg. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

    When doubled in size, punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread butter olive oil all over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over "buttered" dough. Sprinkle with walnuts and or raisins, if desired. Beginning at the 15-inch side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.

    Preheat the oven to 350

    Coat the bottom of baking pan with 1/3 cup butter olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2 brown sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.



      Oil to Butter Conversion

      Here's a quick reference guide for substituting olive oil for butter or margarine in baking.


      Extra Virgin Olive Oil
      1 teaspoon 3/4 teaspoon
      1 Tablespoon 2 1/4 teaspoon
      1/4 cup 3 Tablespoon
      1/2 cup 1/4 cup
      1/2 cup 1/4 cup or 2 Tablespoons
      2/3 cup 1/2 cup
      3/4 cup 1/2 cup plus 1 Tablespoon
      1 cup 3/4 cup


      How to Clean Your Empty Bottles

      After using the last of your delicious Pinch & Pour Olive Oil or Balsamic Vinegar, be sure to save your empty bottles. It is easy to clean your empty Pinch & Pour bottles and it you can reuse your bottles by refilling with a new variety next time you visit Pinch & Pour in Fargo, ND.

      Steps for Cleaning Your Empty Bottle

      1. Wash the empty bottle with 1 drop dish soap. Dawn dish soap works the best.
      2. Rinse well with hot water. 
      3. Let the bottle drip dry for a few minutes.
      4. Place the bottle in a cooling oven overnight. Remove the bottle in the morning after the over has cooled.


      How to Make the Perfect Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

      The ratios of salad dressing are 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar. This is a great starting place, but adjust the ratios to suit your personal preference.

      • Add in oil last after combining other ingredients. 
      • Whisk while adding oil to emulsify the dressing. 
      • Add 1 teaspoon of honey so the vinaigrette can better coat the leaves of the lettuce. 
      • Add fresh or dried herbs for added flavor.

      How to Store Your Oils and Vinegars

      Get the most flavor and health benefits from your Pinch&Pour oils by keeping the bottles in a cool dark place such as a cupboard.

      Be sure not to store bottles near your oven or stove. Use your olive oil within 9-12 months of purchase.

      Salmon with Creamy Balsamic Rosemary-Caramelized Onions and Wild Mushrooms Recipe


      • 1 pound fresh, wild salmon fillets (4)
      • 1/4 pound fresh wild mushrooms such as Chanterelles, Black Trumpets, and or Porcini, coarsely chopped
      • 1 medium, sweet onion, thinly sliced
      • 1 - 4" fresh rosemary sprig, leaves reserved
      • 1/2 cup heavy cream
      • 1/4 cup fresh, vibrant, peppery, fruity Pinch & Pour extra virgin olive oil such as Cobrancosa, Picual, or Frantoio
      • 1/4 cup Pinch&Pour Traditional Balsamic Condimento
      • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste.


      In a heavy bottom, large sauté pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle sliced onions with a little sea salt and add to the olive oil, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

      Add the wild mushrooms and rosemary leaves, (discarding any woody stems). Sauté until both the mushrooms and onions become deep golden brown and caramelized.

      Add the balsamic to the pan with the mushrooms and onions and de-glaze. Simmer gently and cook until the balsamic is reduced by half. Add the cream, and stir to combine.

      Cook until the mixture thickens slightly, approximately another minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste and reserve.

      Lightly score the salmon skin in several places with a sharp knife without penetrating the flesh. Pat the fillets dry and season with salt and pepper to taste. In a pan large enough to hold the fillets, heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat. Pan sear the fillets, for approximately two minutes per side, taking care not to overcook.