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Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Tips and Tricks for Healthy Meals

Updated: Aug 16, 2023


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Olive oil is a basic ingredient in the kitchen that is versatile and suitable for cooking and dessert preparation. It is a healthier alternative to other refined oils, as it is rich in monounsaturated fats and natural antioxidants.

Olive Oil makes casserole dishes tastier and healthier. Purred potatoes, lemon rabbit, wine-drenched pork and stifado prepared with olive oil, will be tastier than ever.

Another reason olive oil is a great choice for cooking is its unique flavour. Unlike other oils, olive oil has a distinct taste that can add depth and richness to your dishes. This flavour is especially pronounced in extra virgin olive oil, which is made from the first cold press of the olives and has the most robust taste and aroma.

In addition to its flavour, olive oil is also a great source of antioxidants and healthy fats, which can help reduce inflammation and lower your risk of many diseases. So not only does olive oil taste good, but olive oil is good for you too.

Oven baked dishes, cooked in olive oil, can be delicious. Try it, in stuffed vegetables, chicken and roast. While cooking you can sprinkle some virgin olive oil on the meat, so that the stock juice will be trapped under thin layer of olive oil, and the meat will get a crisp brown colour.

Olive oil is highly versatile and can be used for a variety of cooking methods, including frying, baking, sautéing, and roasting. It also has a relatively high smoke point, which means it can be heated to high temperatures without burning, making it ideal for high heat cooking methods like stir-frying or searing. Enjoy delicious French fries, liver, and other Mediterranean dishes prepared in the healthiest way possible.

Add a spoonful of pure olive oil to your pasta instead of butter, in order to keep them separated. In this way you will have a very healthy dish.

Add extra virgin olive oil after cooking, in order to give taste to the food, and to preserve it's nutrients.

By using cold pressed type of olive oil and lemon in vegetables, we keep them fresh for a longer period of time.

Use olive oil in your salads, instead of ready sauces. You can even make your own salad dressings by using olive oil, vinegar, honey and lemon as a base.

You can also use extra virgin oil to prepare various deserts such as halvas, cakes and various other sweet pastries


Overall, olive oil is a healthy and versatile cooking oil that can be used in many different dishes and cooking methods. Whether you're making a salad dressing, sautéing vegetables, or deep frying, cook with olive oil is a great choice that will add flavour and nutrition to your food.

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