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Land O'lakes New Butter With Olive Oil


Land O'Lakes Brings More Pure, Simple Goodness to a Store Near You

Recipes Below
May 19, 2009
After leading innovation in the dairy industry for nearly 100 years, Land O'Lakes brings new life to the butter category with Butter with Olive Oil, a new product that combines the natural simplicity and purity of LAND O LAKES® Butter with the goodness of olive oil.

Made from three pure ingredients - cream, olive oil and salt - it is all-natural and has the rich, creamy taste of butter with 50 percent less cholesterol, 0g trans fat per serving, and 45 percent less saturated fat than traditional butter.

"With natural foods and pure ingredients growing in popularity, consumers are looking for foods that are not only delicious, but also contribute to their overall health," said Peggy Ellingson, Vice President of Marketing. "Land O'Lakes Butter with Olive Oil is the first product on the market to combine the delicious taste of real butter and the benefits of olive oil without sacrificing purity with artificial flavors or additives."

LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil will be available in grocer dairy cases nationwide beginning in mid-May. The product will be available in a seven-ounce, re-sealable tub with a distinctive blue lid.

Much like butter's hallowed place in the American kitchen, olive oil has been a dietary staple worldwide for thousands of years. Once called "liquid gold" by Homer, and "the great therapeutic" by Hippocrates, it has recently gained popularity in American cuisine as well, with health experts praising its high content of "good" fats (monounsaturated) and ability to lower bad (LDL) cholesterol levels.

Americans have adopted olive oil into their daily cooking repertoire, but until now they haven't been able to take advantage of its benefits when spreading butter on toast or baked goods. The introduction of Land O'Lakes Butter with Olive Oil offers the perfect solution - multiplying the uses for olive oil and making butter more spreadable right out of the refrigerator.


Crisply grilled bread slices are cut up and mixed with fresh greens for a delightfully easy salad.
Preparation time:  15 minutes
Grilling time:  2 minutes
8 servings
• 1/4  cup LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil
• 1  tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
• 4  (1/2 to 3/4-inch) slices Italian or Vienna bread
• 1  (10-ounce) package romaine salad greens
• 2  cups small broccoli florets
• 1 1/2  cups halved cherry tomatoes
• 4  ounces (1 cup) LAND O LAKES® Mozzarella Cheese, cubed 1/2-inch 
• 1/4  cup pitted ripe olives
• 2/3  cup Italian salad dressing

Heat gas grill to medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.   
Combine Butter with Olive Oil and garlic  in  small bowl.   Spread mixture over both  sides of bread slices.  Grill, turning once, until bread is toasted (2 to 3 minutes).  Cut into 1-inch pieces.
Place  romaine  salad  greens  in  salad  bowl.   Add  broccoli,  tomatoes,  cheese  and  olives; toss lightly.  Add salad dressing; toss until well coated.  Add prepared bread cubes; toss lightly.   
TIP:  The  bread  can  be  grilled  up  to  4  hours  ahead.   Cut  into  pieces;  store  in  loosely  covered container.
Nutrition Facts (1 serving)
Calories 200; Fat 15g; Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 510mg; Carbohydrate 12g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Protein 6g

summer risottoSUMMER RISOTTO
Fresh vegetables enhance this Italian-inspired risotto.
Preparation time:  10 minutes
Cooking time:  28 minutes
6 servings

• 1/4  cup LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil
• 1 1/2  cups uncooked Arborio rice 
• 3/4  cup sliced green onions
• 1  tablespoon finely chopped fresh garlic
• 3  (14-ounce) cans vegetable broth
• 12  ounces (3 cups) fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
• 6  medium (1 1/2 cups) Roma tomatoes, chopped
• 3  tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves (or 1 tsp dried basil)
• 1/2  teaspoon pepper
• Freshly shaved Parmesan cheese, if desired

--Melt Butter with Olive Oil in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; add rice, green onions and garlic.
Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened (3 to 4 minutes).

--Continue cooking 20 minutes, adding 1 cup vegetable broth at a time, stirring occasionally and waiting until broth is absorbed before adding more.
Stir in green beans; continue cooking and adding broth until rice is tender and all liquid is absorbed (5 to 10 minutes).

--Stir in tomatoes, basil and pepper; continue cooking until heated through (1 minute).
Top with cheese, if desired.
TIP:  Arborio rice is used to make risotto, a creamy Italian rice dish.  The Italian rice is shorter and fatter than more common long grain rice.  It is high in starch which lends to its creaminess. 
Nutrition Facts (1 serving)
Calories 190; Fat 8 g; Cholesterol 15 mg; Sodium 860 mg; Carbohydrate 29 g; Dietary Fiber 3 g; Protein 4 g

mediterranean egg bakeMEDITERRANEAN EGG BAKE
A typical breakfast dish served for supper can be a nice change in the evening routine.
Preparation time:  20 minutes
Baking time:  30 minutes
6 servings

• 2  tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil
• 1  medium (1 cup) red bell pepper, chopped
• 1  medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
• 1 1/2  cups fresh spinach leaves, washed, stems removed, torn
• 1/2  cup milk
• 8  eggs*
• 1/2  teaspoon garlic salt
• 1/4  teaspoon pepper
• 2  ounces (1/2 cup) feta cheese, crumbled
• 1  teaspoon LAND O LAKES® Butter with Olive Oil
• 1  medium (1 cup) tomato, coarsely chopped
• 1  tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil leaves
*Substitute 2 cups pasteurized refrigerated real egg product.

Heat oven to 350°F.  Melt 2 tablespoons Butter with Olive Oil in 10-inch skillet; add bell pepper and onion.  Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened (5 to 6 minutes).  Stir in spinach.  Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted (1 to 2 minutes). 
Combine milk, eggs, garlic salt and pepper in medium bowl; stir with wire whisk.  Add cooked vegetables and feta cheese; stir until well mixed.  
Place 1 teaspoon Butter with Olive Oil in 9-inch glass pie pan.  Place in heated oven until melted (1 to 2 minutes); swirl to coat pan.  Pour egg mixture into prepared pan.  Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until egg mixture is set in center and edges are lightly browned. Let  stand 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine  tomato and basil  in small bowl.   Spoon over top of egg bake.  To serve, cut into wedges.
Nutrition Facts (1 serving)
Calories 190; Fat 13 g; Cholesterol 30 mg; Sodium 330 mg; Carbohydrate 6 g; Dietary Fiber 1 g; Protein 11 g

About Land O'Lakes
Land O'Lakes, Inc., a Minnesota-based food and agriculture company, is a leading supplier of quality dairy products. In 1921, Land O'Lakes began making butter from sweet — not sour — cream. Ever since that breakthrough, the company has been a leading producer of butter and other pure, wholesome dairy products that deliver simple goodness to consumers. Visit for great recipes and meal ideas.

About Land O'Lakes Butter Products

Land O'Lakes is the only butter manufacturer offering an all-natural butter and olive oil product containing only three ingredients: cream, olive oil and salt. This latest offering is part of a company effort to introduce innovation and convenience to the butter category. This initiative has led to the introduction of such products as LAND O LAKES® Spreadable Butter with Canola Oil and LAND O LAKES® Light Butter with Canola Oil, as well as the FlavorProtect® Wrapper, the company's exclusive, specially-designed butter wrapper that seals in freshness and keeps out other flavors. 




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