Olive oil has long been touted for its health benefits, from reducing inflammation to improving heart health. But did you know that infused olive oils can offer even more health benefits? Infused olive oils are made by infusing herbs, spices, or fruits into high-quality extra virgin olive oil.
Not only do they add delicious flavor to your dishes, but they also provide a range of health benefits. In this blog post, we’ll explore some new ideas and advice for using infused olive oils to boost your health.
- Use Infused Olive Oils as a Salad Dressing
One of the simplest ways to incorporate infused olive oils into your diet is to use them as a salad dressing. Instead of using store-bought dressings that are often high in sugar and unhealthy fats, opt for an infused olive oil. For example, a basil-infused olive oil would be a delicious addition to a caprese salad, while a lemon-infused olive oil would add a bright citrusy flavor to a spinach salad.
- Cook with Infused Olive Oils
Infused olive oils can be used in a wide range of cooking applications, from sautéing vegetables to grilling meat. They add depth and complexity to dishes, and can help you cut down on the amount of salt you use. Try using a garlic-infused olive oil to sauté onions and garlic for a pasta sauce, or a rosemary-infused olive oil to grill chicken breasts.
- Use Infused Olive Oils as a Dip
Another great way to use infused olive oils is as a dip for bread or vegetables. Simply pour some oil into a small bowl, add a pinch of sea salt, and enjoy. Some of our favorite infused oils for dipping include truffle-infused olive oil, which pairs perfectly with crusty bread, and a sun-dried tomato-infused olive oil, which is delicious with raw veggies.