If you haven’t tried cooking with olive oil before, it can seem overwhelming! There are so many recipes, tips, types of oil, and suggestions out there.
We want to make it easy for you to incorporate the incredible flavor and health benefits of olive oil into your everyday meals.
You Can Cook With Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil, the type we sell at The Olive Branch can be used in just about everything you cook. There is poor information out there that says you shouldn’t heat extra virgin olive oil because it has a low smoke point. That simply isn’t true!
Yes, extra virgin olive oil has a lower smoke point than other cooking oils, but it stays stable at high heat and retains most of the health benefits and nutrients.
Olive oil can bring together the spices in a dish, enhance flavor, balance acidity, and bring body and depth to nearly every dish. Try some of these easy ways to add olive oil into your everyday recipes!
Replace butter with flavored olive oil in mashed potatoes or on baked potatoes
Drizzle oil over salad greens or use it to make your own salad dressing
Use it as a base for marinades
Add a small drizzle at the end of cooking a dish for a burst of fresh flavor