3 ways to use more olive oil in your cooking

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3 ways to use more olive oil in your cooking

And we’re not just talking about a salad dressing. Olive oil is much more versatile than you realise, and here are three delicious recipes to prove it. Plus it’s a great way to appreciate some of our excellent local olive oils.


Tomato, garlic and basil confit on pasta

This recipe not only lets the incredible flavour of olive oil shine, but it also acts as a preserving method for tomatoes. The next time you buy too many tomatoes, simply confit them. You could even double up on the confit and use them in a salad or on an antipasti board.

Get the recipe for tomato, garlic and basil confit on pasta here.

Grilled bread with Serrano ham and olive oil-fried eggs

It’s a common misconception that you can’t fry things in olive oil, and not only does it add a satisfying texture to the eggs, it also imparts so much flavour. This recipe is perfect for those can’t-be-bothered-to-cook nights, as it will still feel that extra bit special.

Get the recipe for grilled bread with Serrano ham and olive oil-fried eggs.

Olive oil-and-pistachio cake with pear crust

This olive oil-based cake makes us question why all our cakes aren’t baked with the liquid gold. It gives the cake more flavour, while creating a delicate crumb. As this isn’t too sweet, this cake is the perfect anytime treat.
Olive-oil-and-pistachio-cake-with-pear-crust recipe
Get the recipe for olive oil-and-pistachio cake with pear crust here.

SA Olive is an association representing the common interests of the South African olive industry. SA Olive members consist of olive growers, olive oil producers, table olive producers, tree nurseries and olive importers. SA Olive is committed to supporting a healthy future for its members, healthy growth and development for the industry and a healthy lifestyle for all South Africans. Look out for SA Olive’s CTC seal when buying olive oil. It tells you the extra virgin olive is locally produced, has been tested by a panel of experts and that the freshness is guaranteed. And to top it off, you’ll also be supporting the local economy and an industry that employs over 14000 workers. saolive.co.za

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