8 Drool-Worthy Extra Virgin Olive Recipes You Have to Try

Food & Recipes, Sampling Fun | May 28, 2021

Looking for some weeknight dinner inspiration? Break out the extra virgin olive and experience the rich history and delicious properties these oils display. Check out eight fresh and fabulous dishes made with 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil from our Blog Ambassadors and Flavor Your Life!

Simple Steak Salad (Beef Tagliata)

Sear your sirloin and pair with a delicious vinaigrette for a quick and hearty dinner from Mash Up Mom. Since extra virgin olive oil has a smoke point of 400ºF, it’s perfect for cooking steaks and getting them to that perfect level of doneness. 

Lamb Kofta with Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce

Kofta, or a type of meatball popular in the Middle East, uses ground meat and plenty of 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil to pull together its abundance of spices. Life Thru My Hazel Eyes took her European roots and applied them to make this flavorful dish pop even more. 

Panzanella Salad

Who doesn’t love a salad that includes bread? On Tap for Today used her 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil to make a light, herb-infused salad dressing that goes perfectly with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, and of course bread. Colorful, flavorful, and full of veggies—you can’t go wrong! 

Chargrilled Peppers with Fennel, Zucchini, and Chickpeas

Rave and Review chose to make this dish and challenge her usual culinary pace. With quality ingredients and flavorful 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil, it’s hard to go wrong! She served it over Carnaroli rice and the dish ended up being a huge hit in her home.

Chicken and Mustard Casserole

New favorite meal alert! Exploring Domesticity loves how easy and flavorful this recipe is, and that it’s a hit with her whole family. Paired with 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil roasted veggies, it hits all the right flavor and nutrition notes. 

Fresh Zucchini Tomato Salad with Simple Vinaigrette 

Super simple, super fresh, and super healthy is the name of the game with this salad from Singers Kitchen. It even screams Italian with it’s red, white, and green color profile! It’s perfect as a summertime side or quick addition to a salad. 

Roasted Carrot and Quinoa Salad

Made with quinoa, pomegranate seeds, mint, and plenty of carrots, this salad from Girl Appetit is packed with flavor and nutrients. Plus, it looks beautiful! She added her own twist to make this dish dairy free by removing the feta and switching in a vegan-friendly dressing.

Olive Oil and Apple Cake

100% Italian extra virgin olive oil is even delicious in dessert! My Big Fat Happy Life whipped up a light and airy olive oil cake, complemented by apples and warm spices. Topped with a dollop of warm ricotta cheese, it’s the perfect way to end any meal.

About Flavor Your Life

The Flavor Your Life campaign aims to educate North American consumers about authentic extra virgin olive oil from Europe. Flavor Your Life is empowering consumers by educating them about the rich history and delicious properties that these oils display—and sharing the delicious extra virgin olive oil culinary culture that’s been harvested in Europe for generations.

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