12/2/13

Eight Days of Hanukkah Giveaway: Day 6. Nudo Olive Oil Set & A Recipe for Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad


We are 3/4 of the way through the Eight Days of Hanukkah Giveaway. Have you checked out the previous five days? Go for it! You still have a chance to win some fun products from some of my favorite companies.

Day 1: Greeting Cards from Social Print Studio
Day 2: Kallari Chocolate 
Day 3: Bonne Maman Jams & Le Creuset Jam Jar
Day 4: Lindsay Olives 
Day 5: Sabra 

Today I bring you a recipe for Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad using a lemon infused oil from Nudo Italia. Not only does Nudo Italia allows you to adopt your own olive tree in Italy (how cool is that?), they also ship great olive oils, pastas, and tapenades. I've given some of their products as gifts and everyone loved them.

For Day 6 of the Eight Days of Hanukkah Giveaway, I received a beautiful Quattro Stagioni gift box. The set contains First Cold Press Extra virgin olive, Extra virgin olive oil crushed with real lemons, Extra virgin olive oil with Sicilian chillies, and Extra virgin olive oil crushed with fresh basil. Because I've already use the other three flavors in the past, I decided to give the oil with real crushed lemons a chance and create a recipe using it.

 
Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad

Ingredients
Brussels sprouts trimmed and shredded {feel free to use a mandoline or a food processor}
drizzle of the Olio D'Oliva Extra Vergine Al Limone
salt & pepper
freshly grated Parmesan 
fresh lemon zest




Directions
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Serve.


If you are not willing to give raw Brussels sprouts a chance, you can saute the sprouts first in the oil and then add the rest of the ingredients for a cooked side dish.

If you don't want to take your chances on winning this beautiful set of four oils, you can partake in the specials Nudo Italia is having for Cyber Monday (today, December 2nd only):
  1. Use the code MTCITRUS to receive 50% off the Citrus Club Box, which contains a tin each of extra virgin olive oil, zesty lemon oil, and stoneground mandarin oil. Perfect for any dish that needs some fresh citrusy inspiration.  $19 with discount code.
  2. Use the code MTFLAVOR to receive 40% off the Flavor Box Set, which contains 8 tins of Nudo's freshly pressed, beautifully packaged flavored olive oils, including Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon, Chili, Mandarin, Thyme, Basil, Garlic, and Mint. $60 with discount code.
  3. $20 off your first delivery on all Adopt-an-Olive-Tree personal subscriptions (just use code CYBERNUD69), as well as 20% off Adopt an Olive Tree gifts (with code CYBERNUD49). 
And now for a chance to win your own Quattro Stagioni gift box!


Rules:
1) You must ♥ olive oil!!
2) You must have a legal US address
3) This giveaway ends Thursday, December 5th at midnight. One winner will be randomly chosen and contacted on Friday, December 6th ;)

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Disclosure: I received a set of oils from Nudo Italia and they will provide the same set for the winner of this giveaway. I have received no monetary compensation. All opinions are my own.   

37 comments:

Lara @ Good Cook Doris said...

Salad dressing...or hummus....or drizzled on some ricotta....so many possibilities! I love the design on the containers!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

LOVE the containers. I actually use them to hold pens on my fridge (once the oil is done, I wash out the container and super glue a magnet to its back to "hang" on my fridge).

Cecilia said...

Would love to try the lemon olive oil on pasta with garlic and shaved Parmesan!

Sara said...

I would use the lemon oil in a vinaigrette

parktl said...

I love chicken picatta so I would try to use the lemon oil to sautee the chicken before making it.

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

That's an excellent idea! Love chicken with lemon and olives or capers.

Sandra @ Foodmanna said...

Never tried raw brussels sprouts. But this seems like a great combo! Especially with good quality extra virgin. Loving all the flavors of nudo. Where can I get them?

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Well, if you don't win this, you should check out their website, which I linked to :)

Sandy Scofield said...

Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful Quattro Stagioni gift box!

Sandy Scofield said...

Would use those gems on our fish.

Kay said...

I would use the lemon olive oil as part of a salad dressing- sounds like a nice fresh option!

Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) said...

Those lemony brussels sprouts look delicious! I'd also use the lemon oil over roasted broccoli, in salad dressings, and as a dip for fresh-baked bread.

Shannon Yiv said...

Roasting vegetables! or salad dressing.

Emily S. said...

I haven't cooked with lemon olive oil before, but I think it would go great with broccoli, asparagus, or in a cream based pasta sauce. Thanks for the chance to win.

EarenH said...

I think it sounds divine on any raw veggie. Or maybe use it for an olive oil pound cake.

Megan said...

I think the lemon oil would be awesome drizzled on ricotta and topped with sea salt and cracked pepper for a fun dip!

karenreichmann said...

I would use it for lemony roasted potatoes.

Emily R. said...

I'd definitely use it in our homemade salad dressing, which contains lemon juice and olive oil, typically.

Anna said...

Hmmm, lemon olive oil drizzled over olives, roasted with lemon zest, pepper flakes, with pine nuts, garlic, and charred bread!

muse2323 said...

I think I'd use it in cake... Or maybe experiment with zesty dipping oil for a baguette...???

Laetitia Brock said...

Would be good in olive oil ice cream (or macarons!), but I'd probably just use it in salad dressing... I usually add a little lemon juice to my vinaigrette so with lemon olive oil I could skip that step...

Rachel Clayson said...

I would poach some cod in it, or of course, make an amazing salad dressing!

LaRaeRae said...

I've never had Brussels sprouts raw! It sounds yummy. I'd LOVE to use the spicy oil in everything -- drizzled on freshly baked bread, as salad dressing, over fresh pasta...that stuff would disappear quickly from my kitchen.

LaRaeRae said...

And the lemon kind, I would try in baking. Yummy!

Micky WhatmickyEats said...

Salute shrimp!

Mallory @ Because I Like Choco said...

What a great idea, it's like brussel sprouts caesar salad!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

That's an awesome way to look at it!!

Sophie G said...

I would drizzle it over spinach salad of course!

TotallyHeavenly said...

Hmmm... not a burssel sprout girl, but I do love flavoured oils, and I've tried Nudo before, its good stuff!
*kisses* H

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Darling, you know you can't really win since you don't live in US, right? But I do appreciate the comment and am glad you like the Nudo products ;) Their spicy oil is my favorite.

Jacki Merchant said...

The lemon oil looks delicious - I would make a marinade for salmon!

TJ said...

I would do lemon potatoes with the oil

Mary El said...

I'd put it on some white fish and add some bubbly to make a yummy sauce.

debbie jackson said...

I would use it with fish

manda said...

I would make a veggie dish.. .sounds wonderful.

Carolyn said...

Use it for a vinaigrette for a salad with avocado, hearts of palms, and shrimp.

Elena Vo said...

I'd make some savory lemon and rosemary cornbread muffins with it.