2 Olive Roasted Garlic Salsa - Desert Pepper


The product of fertile soil and even more fertile imaginations, Two Olive Salsa is a lusty union of voluptuous olives entwined with chiles, roasted garlic and spices.  not unlike a Latin lover, it satisfies even the  most hedonistic appetites.  So let the feast begin…and revel in the earthy pleasure…….

Recipes | Grilled Chicken Cacciatori on Oodles of Noodles & Grilled Pizza

Grilled Chicken, Two Olive Salsa Cacciatori on oodles of noodles


This is one of my all time favorite, soul warming, pronto from the kitchen and no one complains.  I make a big batch of this Cacciatori.  The recipe is just easy as all hell, loves to be improved on (add more olives, onion, garlic, rosemary, mushrooms, capers, grilled sausage, or take it 100% vegetarian with the addition of grilled eggplant-zucchini-red peppers-mushrooms)…oh, a good slug of red wine takes it over the top ….

2 bottles OR more TWO OLIVE SALSA

dash of red wine (drink rest of bottle)

hand full of cleaned button mushrooms

4 grilled chicken breasts marinated in white wine OR grilled thighs marinated in white wine

One box of pasta, your call (penne, bow tie, fettuccine, etc) cooked and drained (tossed with just a little olive oil)

Toss the salsa, wine, mushrooms, and cooked chicken together.  Either bake in the oven (350 for 30 minutes) or sautee all together……Plate the pasta, put the sauce on top….kiss with fresh grated Parmesan cheese….serve.  This is also the perfect leftover food!


Grilled Pizza.....Two Olive Salsa as a sassy base, topped with fresh Mozzarella, basil, and grilled chicken.


This technique, grilling a pizza, is just about the best and only way to cook a pizza. Fresh or a store bought frozen pizza takes on a new life and smokey flavor by grilling.  There are tons of techniques on line on how to do this.  So, I am going to spare you that one.  Look up “grilled pizza”  very cool U-Tube videos out there.  I like to use our Two Olive Garlic salsa for the base sauce.  To that I add some or all of the following: grilled chicken, grilled sausages, chopped or sauteed onions, really, its a blank canvass…..get after it!