From Libellula's Kitchen

Julia Franchi Scarselli
Chocolate Olive Oil cake

Chocolate Olive Oil cake

Chocolate Olive Oil cake

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Julia Franchi Scarselli
Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

A perfect salad alternative, especially in summer months, when you can get tomatoes and basil fresh from the garden. Caprese is made to reflect the colors of the Italian flag: red, white, and green. In Italy, it is served as an antipasto (starter), not a contorno (side dish). Ingredients - 3 large tomatoes, sliced- 3 “Bufala” mozzarella, sliced- 1/4 cup of Libellula Extra Virgin Olive oil- 1/4 teaspoon salt- fresh basil- balsamic vinegar, optional Step by step Cut the tomatoes into slightly thick slices and do the same with the mozzarella. Tuck basil leaves in between each slice. Drizzle everything with EVOO and...

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Julia Franchi Scarselli
Spaghetti with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Chili and Garlic

Spaghetti with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Chili and Garlic

This is probably one of the most popular recipes for native Italians. Quick yet delicious, it takes only 6-7 minutes to cook the pasta, and the ‘sauce’ is ready in less than half that time. People 4 400g spaghetti 200ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 red chilli, finely chopped A large handful of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped, Salt Step by step Put plenty of water in a saucepan, add the salt, bring to the boil and throw in the pasta. Stir, then cook for about 5-6 minutes, until nearly done.  Meanwhile, heat the Olive oil in a...

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Julia Franchi Scarselli
Mediterranean Salad with Grilled Chicken

Mediterranean Salad with Grilled Chicken

Tasty, healthy and versatile.This salad is simple to prepare, yet with a combination of the right ingredients , you will be left satisfied and replenished. Whether as a main dish or combined with another meal, the lingering hint of Libellula's olive oil will leave you asking for more! Ingredients:  Lettuce Chicken Extra Virgin olive oil (EVOO libellula) Roasted bread Parmeseans shavings Lemon Salt Grill the chicken about 5-6 minutes on each side, and when slightly cooled, slice chicken breasts on a diagonal. Mix salt and Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a large bowl, toss with the lettuce, roasted bread, parmesean shavings and grilled chicken. Semplice!  

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