While the uses for Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a long list of essential health benefits and will be directly related to the type of oil you have chosen, our Olive Oil experts have listed some more common and general uses that can be applied to all Extra Virgin Olive Oils.
In general, Olive Oilcan be used for cooking although our Olive Oil experts highly suggest that these premium olive oils be reserved for use as finishing oils. By using Olive Oil as you would use any condiment, you would gain the maximum flavour and health benefits by using them raw, drizzled over your foods, prior to serving.
Addition, it is also important to consider that due to the quality of these olive oils, small amounts will impart incredible flavour.
Olive Oil In the Kitchen:
- Instead of serving butter, our Olive Oilexperts suggest that you fill a small condiment dish with Extra Virgin Olive Oil for use on bread, rolls, potatoes or other vegetables.
- Add a small amount of Balsamic Vinegar or a sprinkling of your favourite spices to the Olive Oil and use for dipping.
- Smoothly rub potatoes with Olive Oil for added crispness. Serve with Olive Oil, herbs, and pepper.
- Rub Olive Oil on your turkey instead of butter.
- Substitute Olive Oil for other oils in your baking recipes for fruit cakes/muffins and cornbread.
- Drizzle Olive Oil over your favourite soup after plating; just before serving.
- Drizzle Olive Oil on your green vegetables instead of using butter.
- Use Olive Oil as your base in your favourite salad dressing.
- Use Olive Oil instead of butter in your favourite mashed potato recipe.
- Drizzle a mild Olive Oil over your grilled seafood dishes prior to serving.
- Drizzle a robust Olive Oil over your grilled meats and steaks prior to serving.
Other Creative Uses For Olive Oil:
Other then using it in the kitchen to enhance your culinary creations, there are a handful of other uses for Olive Oil. Below are just some of a handful of uses:
- For shaving. Olive Oil can provide a closer shave when used in place of shaving cream.
- Olive Oil can be mixed with beeswax to create a homemade lip balm.
- For stainless steel shining. Many cleaning solutions, such as ammonia, can dull and even damage and corrode chrome and stainless steel. Olive Oil, however, is a safe and effective shining agent.
- Olive Oil is great for remove eye makeup. Dab a little under the eyes and rinse off with a washcloth.
- Olive Oil is exceptional for prevent wax from sticking to a candle holder. Rub a thin coat of Olive Oil on the base of the holder before inserting a candle. Dripped wax should peel away easily
- Moisturizing cuticles. Apply a small amount of Olive Oil to the nail cuticles.
- Treating dry skin. Rub a thin layer of Olive Oil over the skin after a shower or a waxing.
- Using Olive Oil as bath oil. Two to three tablespoons will do the trick.
- Rub Olive Oil on elbows and knees for intense moisturizing. Works well on baby’s bottom too!
- Using Olive Oil on your scalp to reduce dandruff.
Overall, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an extremely healthy product and an all-natural ingredient. Incorporating its use with your meals will enhance the flavours in all your recipes.