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Flavor Your Life: Sautéed Vegetables & Feta with 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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As the weather finally starts to warm, I find myself looking forward to getting our garden going...and more importantly, enjoying the harvest when that time comes. Today, I'm sharing one very simple way that I love to cook up our summer harvest...

Sautéed Vegetables & Feta with 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Zucchini, diced
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Onions, chopped
  • Peppers, diced
  • Garlic, minced
  • 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Feta Cheese
  • Italian Seasoning (basil, oregano, etc)
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. 
  2. Sautee onions, peppers and garlic for a few minutes until onions are softened. 
  3. Add in the zucchini, spices, salt and pepper to taste. Cook until zucchini is cooked. 
  4. Add in tomatoes and cook an additional 2-3 minutes until tomatoes are cooked. Drain excess liquid if needed. 
  5. Toss in feta cheese just before serving. 

Not only does this recipe include some of my garden favorites, it's quick and delicious too. It's ideal for a side served with fish or chicken and a delicious risotta, but I also like to enjoy it on it's own for a simple lunch as well! 

Of course, the best way to enjoy this delicious dish is with the best of ingredients...which is why using an 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil like Le Stagioni d' Italia makes all the difference. They take great pride in bringing authentic Italian foods from seed to shelf, selecting seeds, harvesting crops, and packaging foods in their state of the art production facilities in Northern Italy. That is just the message that the Flavor Your Life campaigns aims to share--- educating consumers in North America about authentic extra virgin olive oil from Europe with their rich history and delicious properties! 

What exactly is Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

We've all seen this term on the labels at the grocery store, but did you ever wonder what exactly it meant? Here are a few quick facts:

  • Extra virgin olive oil is made by pressing olive oil without use of heat or chemicals. As a cold pressed oil it retains all of it's nutritional value. 
  • These oils are tested for peroxide value with lower values indicating a fresher oil and more rapid processing.
  • They have an acidity below 0.8%. A too high percentage of fatty acid indicates improper production and rancidity. 
  • Oils are tested by trained, expert testers to check for taste defects and positive attributes of fruitiness, bitterness, and spiciness. Only those with the signature fruity taste and harmonious balance are given an Extra Virgin rating. 
  • Extra virgin olive oil is suitable for both cooking and baking thanks to it's high 400 degree smoking point. 
  • Between use, oil can be stored with lid tight somewhere dark and cool--- not on the counter, near the stove or in the fridge. It should be used within 6 months of opening. 
  • 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is good for a variety of purposes with different oils being ideal for different occasions: from lighter oils for salad dressings and mild foods to more robust flavors for steaks and soups...and so much more! 

Ready to Flavor Your Life with 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil? Le Stagioni d' Italia products are available to purchase nationwide at Grocery Outlet.

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  1. This sounds like a great summer recipe to try.

  2. This looks so good and so simple to make. I would eat a plate of it or it would be great mixed with pasta. Olive oil I have found that the cheap are not good but I still have not found just the right one that fits my budget

  3. This looks so heart healthy and one that I will so make soon thanks for sharing this one.
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