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Happy National Olive Oil Month!  Yep, it’s true, Olive Oil has the entire month of August all to itself, as it should be!  🙂

And what better way to celebrate this decadent drizzle than with the best tasting, top quality Olive Oil brand…Gaea! 

Check out these deliciously simple, healthy, and delicious salads brought to you by GAEA!

Cucumber Salad with Fresh Herbs, Orange Segments and Citrus Dressing
Yields: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 0 min.
Skill: Easy

Ingredients
· 6 small cucumbers
· Natural Sea Salt
· For dressing:
o 1/2 cup Gaea’s Sitia, Crete D.O.P Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
o Juice of 1 lemon
o Salt
o Fresh ground black pepper
o Fresh ground pink pepper
· 2 large oranges
· 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary
· 1 Tbsp. fresh oregano
· 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme
· 1 Tbsp. fresh mint
Directions
Wash cucumber and oranges well. Peel oranges, remove white membrane and cut fresh in thin slices. Thinly slice cucumber with a mandolin. Combine salt and two kinds of pepper in glass or stainless steel bowl and add lemon juice. Slowly add olive oil while stirring constantly with wire whisk. Combine dressing with orange slices and fresh herbs. To serve: Arrange cucumbers in dishes and pour over prepared dressing. Sprinkle with a little coarse salt.

THREE-BEAN SALAD WITH MINT AND GAEA KALAMATA D.O.P EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

Servings: 4 to 6
Time Needed: 20 mins
Ingredients
1 small red onion
1 8-ounce package fresh frozen green beans, thawed
1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained
1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
1/4 cup of Gaea’s Kalamata D.O.P. Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Directions
Peel and quarter the red onion and slice it very thinly. Place the onion slices in a large bowl, and add all other ingredients. Stir and taste to see if you’d like more lemon zest or mint. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Gaea Kalamata D.O.P Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil

GAEA’S APPROACH TO INNOVATION
“Committed to innovation in order to “make life a little bit better and a little bit easier”
GAEA’s approach to innovation:
Follow the need
Listen / open up
Persistence without compromise
Keep it entrepreneurial
Create value
At the same time, anticipate and lead the way, shape the needs of your consumer and introduce him/her to new experiences.
Gaea is committed to generating ideas and applying new skills in order to create products, processes and services that improve economic and social prosperity, in a manner that enhances sustainability and protects the environment. Gaea invests heavily in research and is a leader when in innovation and New Product Development.
GAEA believes that the application of best practices across local and regional societies, combined with original research, analysis, education and training, leads to products of the highest quality, across all fields of the company’s interest.

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