Olive oil has been used in recipes across the globe for millennia and today, cooking with olive oil has been "rediscovered" for its immense health benefits. An extremely versatile ingredient, olive oil can be used for anything from sauces to desserts.
Whether you are planning a cocktail party with light hors d'oeuvres or a lavish five-course dinner, you can find numerous recipes to make a meal that is not only good, but good for your health as well.
To maximize flavor and shelf life, utilize our tips on how to store olive oil.
- Store your oil in a cool, dark area away from direct heat or light
- Be sure the bottle is tightly capped to prevent oxidation
- Place smaller amounts in a different container for every day use (preferably tinted glass)
In addition to recipes that call specifically for olive oil, you can also substitute olive oil for butter in many instances. However, the measurements are not exact when replacing butter with olive oil. Use a conversion chart when cooking with olive oil instead of butter or margarine. Click here to view the conversion chart.
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