5 ways to consume more olive oil
Once you start using good olive oil you'll never look back. It marries well with pretty much everything and brings an underlying rich flavor and extra dimension to all dishes. Even the simplest recipes are lifted with a few drops and as long as you invest in a premium extra virgin olive oil you’ll come back to it again and again.
Luckily there are endless ways to incorporate your favorite olive oil to your daily menu besides using it to sauté your meat and veggies. Here are our favorites to get you started!
Drizzle over soup
Soups are the ultimate winter comfort food and you can make them even more indulgent by drizzling some olive oil on top. It’s a fool-proof formula: Start by sautéing the ingredients, whether that’s meat, fish, poultry or vegetables. Season and add broth. Let it simmer and serve in massive bowls. Avoid the rich heavy creams which create an overwhelming fatty sensation. Now is the time to drizzle the raw olive on top! Bliss in a bowl! Have you ever had a silky red pepper soup? Check out our collection of recipes for more inspiration!
Use in baked goods
Try swapping any vegetable oil or butter that a recipe calls for with olive oil. The swap formula is a one-to-one ratio and we have a wonderful collection of sweet ideas to share with you, like these luxurious chocolate truffles or this glorious banana bread. Breads, pies and pizza dough love olive oil as much as you do! Another option that is ideal for really delicate desserts is half olive oil and half vegetable oil which will not affect the taste of the final product.
Drizzle on cheese
Cheese and olive oil is a match made in heaven. Sharp types of cheese will benefit from the intense taste of olive oil while more mild and mellow cheese kinds are getting a much-needed oomph. What we are trying to say is, that you simply can't go wrong with cheese and olive oil. Add some crispy slices of bread and thank us later!
Capture all that golden goodness and rich, glossy texture with a simple olive oil vinaigrette. You will never go back to store-bought dressings and blunt seasoning mixes. Amplify your humble greens with a light basic vinaigrette and then try different versions with honey, mustard, garlic, and spices!
Mashed potatoes and roasted veggies
DIY infused oils are the best candidates for that as you get maximum flavor with minimal effort. Create citrus-inspired bites or sweet and spicy melt-in-your-mouth notes by adding extra virgin olive oil to your mashed root vegetables -such as potatoes, turnips or carrots. Then, add some sass to your simple grilled or roasted veggies and prove anyone who ever claimed that healthy food is boring, wrong!
The culinary world of olive is ready to unfold before your taste buds and with a little imagination, the options are endless! Subscribe to our newsletters and we will keep the inspiration coming!