Olive Oil Recipes

Olive Oil can be used for just about any cooking need. It is truly the most versatile cooking ingredient you will find in your kitchen.

 

There is no denying that Extra Virgin Olive Oil boasts a great deal of benefits to your kitchen.

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Using Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a great and healthy alternative to butter. A tablespoon of olive oil has 120 calories and 14 g of total fat, including 12 g of unsaturated fat. Olive oil does not contain trans fats or cholesterol; excess monounsaturated fats, a low saturated-fat content and an absence of cholesterol truly make olive oil a healthier option for the heart than butter.

Salted butter has 102 calories per tablespoon and 11.5 g of total fat, of which 7 g are saturated. Butter also contains 31 mg of cholesterol.



Some Benefits Of Baking With Olive Oil include:

    * Olive oil cuts the amount of fat in your recipe by ~25%.
    * Olive oil has much less saturated fat than butter.
    * Olive oil has no cholesterol. Butter does.

    * Olive oil can enhance the flavor of your recipe
    * Olive oil is a great way to get more monounsaturated fat and polyphenolic compounds in your diet.
    * Olive oil contains vitamin E which naturally helps maintain food freshness..
 

Conversion Chart

BUTTER/MARGARINE  to  OLIVE OIL

 

 

1 tsp.         =      3/4 tsp.

1 Tbsp.      =      2-1/4 tsp.

2 Tbsp.      =      1-1/2 Tbsp.

1/4 cup     =      3 Tbsp.

1/3 cup     =      1/4 cup

1/2 cup     =      1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp.

2/3 cup     =      1/2 cup

3/4 cup     =      1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp.

1 cup         =      3/4 cup

* recipes may differ from actual images* 

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