8 Olive Oil Recipes That Bring Out Its Unique Flavor

Most people know the basic uses of olive oil, such as a bread dipping sauce or salad dressings, but few know the full breadth of olive oil’s unique flavors. To showcase just how versatile olive oil is, we have rounded up eight of our olive oil recipes. From breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, these recipes will demonstrate just how many types of olive oil there are, and how you can put them to use in your own kitchen.

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Classic French Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette is perhaps the best known way to showcase the flavors of extra virgin olive oil, so no olive oil recipe roundup would be complete without one. Author Sanaë Lemoine, who previously worked in test kitchens and as a cookbook editor, shared this recipe with us. It only calls for six simple ingredients, including our ALIVE olive oil and our PARASOL champagne vinegar. You will love how such a simple recipe can transform your salad.

Hot Honey Chicken Cutlets

If you are getting tired of your go-to chicken recipes, then try this dish to spice up your dinnertime. After breading the chicken in spices, you pan fry them in ALIVE olive oil to get that delicious golden crust that tastes as good as it looks. A simple hot honey sauce elevates the meal to the next level and provides a bit of a kick to liven up the chicken.

Warming Daal with Garlic Oil Tarka

Warming Daal with Garlic Oil Tarka

This nourishing meal is perfect for cooler nights in the fall or winter. The red lentils and spices are complemented by the tarka topping, featuring our ROSETTE garlic olive oil. This daal is savory, filling and easy to make in small or large quantities. Be sure to carefully watch the tarka spices as you toast them — you do not want them to burn!

The Best Olive Oil Cake Ever

Another classic olive oil recipe, olive oil cake really highlights how olive oil can shine in baked recipes. For those just getting into baking, this olive oil cake recipe — created by Instagrammer Patrick Janelle — only takes two bowls and does not require any special equipment (though a mixer will be easier than stirring by hand with a spoon). You will be snacking on this olive oil cake morning, noon and night as soon as it comes out of the oven. 

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Spring Pasta with Peas, Alliums and Mint

We could not make this roundup without including at least one pasta recipe, and we decided to showcase this delicious springtime pasta salad. Mix together a combination of spring onions, shallots, green garlic, yellow onions, ramps, scallions or leeks with our ALIVE olive oil and some pasta and you will have an excellent lunch that is packed with flavor.

Cedar Planked Togarashi Salmon with Nori Pesto

Chicken is not the only protein that can benefit from being paired with olive oil. The pesto topping combines our LUCID lemon olive oil with sesame seeds, lemon juice and Togarashi for a savory topping that will really bring out the natural flavors of the salmon. Roast it on a cedar plank and serve over cooked soba noodles for a unique and impressive dinner plate.

Classic Gazpacho

This easy to make soup features three of our flavored olive oils — ALIVE, ROSETTE and ARDOR — making it the perfect example of showcasing various olive oil flavors. This cold summer soup can be prepared in 20 minutes by even a beginner cook. Packed with vegetables, spices and oils, it will nourish your body even as it cools you off on a hot day.

Olive Oil Baklava with Walnuts and Dark Chocolate

Olive Oil Baklava with Walnuts and Dark Chocolate

Who says that olive oil is not for dessert? This delicious baklava recipe combines ALIVE olive oil with walnuts, dark chocolate, cacao nibs and phyllo for a decadent dessert that is sure to impress all your guests. The olive oil helps the phyllo sheets crisp up beautifully in the oven, giving the baklava that classic crunch when you bite into it. The savoriness of the oil also helps to balance out the sweetness of the chocolate so that it does not become overwhelming.

If you are ready to take your olive oil game to the next level, then shop our collection today to add some new staples to your kitchen pantry. Whether you need a go-to extra virgin olive oil or a flavored one to add some variety to your palette, we have got your covered with our high-quality, domestic olive oil selection.