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Rosemary Grilled Chicken with Rosemary Infused Olive Oil

As I perused the wide selection of gourmet products for my live cooking demo at Pure Mountain Olive Oil, I was instantly drawn to their rosemary infused variety. It was clear that this was a versatile option suitable for most palettes. I thought of the possibilities–tossed with roasted baby red potatoes, whipped into a sauce for a nice piece of salmon, drizzled over salad as an herb dressing….

The aroma itself was enough to entice me and the bright, clean taste sealed the deal. Chicken breast was the perfect canvas for what I had in mind. It’s a staple most of us keep in our fridge and are always looking to reinvent. This quick and simple recipe is family friendly for a weeknight meal, yet impressive enough to entertain with.

The olive oil whisks together beautifully with a touch of lemon juice and sprigs of fresh rosemary to enhance the flavors. After only 15 minutes, the chicken soaks up the essence which continues to develop throughout the pan-searing process.

I served this over my tricolor couscous salad with parsley, tomatoes and chickpeas for a healthy, complete dish you’ll enjoy again and again.


1 package (4 pieces) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/8 cup Pure Mountain Olive Oil Rosemary Olive Oil

2 sprigs of rosemary, pulled from stems

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

Non-stick cooking spray


Pour rosemary olive oil into a bowl.

Squeeze in lemon juice.

Toss in fresh rosemary and Kosher salt.

Whisk together to mix well.

Place chicken breasts in a Ziploc bag and pour marinade over chicken.

Seal top, moving chicken around to cover completely.

Allow to sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes.

Spray your griddle or pan with cooking spray and brown chicken on both sides until middle is no longer pink.

Cut chicken into strips.

And serve over couscous salad.

Eat and enjoy this feel-good meal!

Want to taste this for yourself? Come to my live cooking demo TONIGHT from 7-9 at Pure Mountain Olive Oil! Tickets available here.

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Margarita Watermelon

Welcome to day 11 of our 4th of July recipe countdown! We’ve been spiking our watermelon for as long as I can remember, and it’s become our signature thing for entertaining. On some occasions, we carve a hole inside the rind and fasten a bottle of alcohol to seep in overnight before cutting it into pieces. Other times, we slice the watermelon into triangles and let it soak up the flavors in a bowl.  This time, I’ve portioned the summer favorite into toothpick-friendly chunks, and given it a bath in citrus vodka. Even though this is made to resemble a tequila-based cocktail, I’ve found doing it this way is much more subtle. In fact, you can’t even taste the liquor so be sure to warn any parents of children at the party before they dig in (or naptime may come early that day…)

A squeeze of fresh lime juice and a sprinkle of kosher salt and you’ve got yourself a party! During a hot day outside, you’ll be yearning for this edible cocktail. A refreshing, juicy piece of fruit meets a cold margarita with a good kick. I’m leaving the measurements up to your discretion for how much liquor you’d like to put in. If you’d prefer to leave this family friendly, watermelon with lime and kosher salt is spectacular on its own. Cheers!


Seedless watermelon, cut into bite-sized pieces

Citrus vodka

Lime juice

Kosher salt


Cut watermelon into bite-sized pieces. Pour vodka on top and allow it to marinate. Just before serving, squeeze fresh lime juice and  sprinkle with kosher salt.

Eat and enjoy a toast to our country!

Coming Up Tomorrow: Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw!