Top 5 Ways to Use Olive Oil in Cooking
Olive oil is a kitchen essential that has been used for centuries in cooking. With its mild flavor, subtle nutty aroma, and numerous health benefits, cooking with olive oil is an easy and delicious way to upgrade your meals. Here are the top five ways to use olive oil in cooking to enhance your culinary experience.
1) As a Substitute for Butter
I love butter just like everyone else but I know I can't eat it every day. Olive oil is a wonderful substitute for butter. it is heart-healthy and tastes delicious. Our Butter Olive Oil is wonderful to drizzle over your big bowl of popcorn.
But you can also use our Butter Olive Oil to replace butter for a healthy and tasty cooking option. The oil can be used to sauté vegetables, drizzle over pasta or rice dishes, or use as a substitute for butter when baking. Keep a bottle on hand and you will always have the perfect ingredient for healthy cooking!
2) In Salad Dressings
This is a no-brainer. Your salad (and your body) deserves something better than bottled dressing! Instead, try making a classic olive oil and vinegar combo – with our high-quality extra-virgin olive oil, of course – or get creative with different herbs and spices for added flavor. It’s an easy and healthy way to dress up your salads.
3) When Roasting Vegetables
I dream of a pan covered in veggies and topped with olive oil. Our Meyer Lemon or Garlic Olive Oil is a wonderful choice for roasting vegetables!
Simply toss diced potatoes, bell peppers, zucchini, and mushrooms with enough olive oil to lightly coat all of your veggies, and sprinkle on some salt and pepper if you like. Roast at 400°F (204°C) until the veggies are tender and lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
4) To Make Homemade Mayo
Making homemade mayonnaise is a great way to incorporate olive oil into your cooking. Not only is it delicious and full of flavor, but it's also healthy and good for your heart health. Here are some tips for using olive oil when making homemade mayo:
• Use a light-flavored olive oil or try one of our flavors like Basil or Rosemary Olive Oil.
• Combine the oil with an acid such as lemon juice or vinegar before adding it to the egg yolks. This will help to emulsify the mixture.
• Slowly add the oil while whisking continuously. This will help ensure that the mayonnaise will have a smooth and creamy texture.
• Use a food processor or blender to mix all of the ingredients together. This will save time and energy!
Using olive oil when cooking is a great way to add flavor and heart health benefits to your dishes.
With these tips for using olive oil in homemade mayonnaise, you'll be sure to create the perfect condiment for sandwiches, salads, and more!
5) In Place of Other Oils
Olive oil is a great substitute for other oils in cooking. Not only is it an excellent source of healthy fats, but it also adds an incredible flavor to your dishes.