Olive Oil Recipes

3 Delicious Olive Oils Recipes for this winter

It’s December! The best time to share some delicious recipes, all of which can be made with our organic olive oils!

We know that olive oils are high in antioxidants and vitamin E. Because of all the great nutritional benefits it carries, they have been used by Mediterranean families for years to combat the common cold and other winter diseases.

To try out these various ways to cook with olive oil this winter, stock up on Avlaki’s Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oils and put aside some time in the kitchen!

Greek Olive Oil Bread

Is there anything more pleasant than the aroma of freshly made bread filling the house? In our opinion, no! Olive oil bread is a strong contender for the finest bread available.

Using Avlaki’s organic olive oil to provide a fresh flavour, baking a loaf can be simple and quick with this Greek olive oil bread recipe. Full of flavour and light textures, you would be wise to bake a tonne of olive oil bread on chilly winter days. Here is how you make it!


  • 500 grams or 3 1/2 cups. universal flour (or use whole wheat flour)
  • 15 grams of raw dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • 100 ml or 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 300 ml or 11/4 cups of lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds.


  1. Preheat the oven to 50°C for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, add yeast to a stainless-steel mixing bowl and add 14 cups (or 100 millilitres) of warm water and stir to produce a thick pulp.
  2. Salt and flour should be combined in a big mixing dish. Add the yeast mixture and knead in the water as needed to create a smooth, elastic dough.
  3. In a baking dish, pour about half the olive oil and swirl it to cover the bottom completely. Place the dough in the baking pan. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Allow it to rise for 15-20 minutes, covered with plastic wrap and a towel.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 190°C for about 30-40 minutes until golden brown!

Serve it with a hearty warm winter soup and stews or enjoy it simply with a bit of butter spread.

Cabbage Salad

Cabbage salad is flavourful, healthy and full of textures! While some add carrots, onions, and a touch of Greek olive oil, others keep it simple and use aromatic herbs to enhance the dish. As a result, it is a coleslaw seasoned with olive oil and without yoghurt.


To make it, you will need slices of tomatoes, green bell pepper, onion, and finely shredded white cabbage (you may also use a combination of white and red cabbage).

Add kosher salt, freshly ground pepper, and dried oregano after that. Mix thoroughly after adding vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Then wait for the magic to unfold by letting the salad sit for about an hour before eating!

Cinnamon Chicken with Lemon Potatoes

There is simply nothing tastier than this classic Greek dish.


  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 kilogramme of small chicken drumsticks
  • Juice from 2 huge lemons
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dry
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped


  1. Fry onions in Greek olive oil in a wide pan. Add the chicken and cook until well browned.
  2. Add lemon juice, pepper, salt and oregano into the mix, add water and cover the chicken until the water has reduced and the chicken is fully cooked.
  3. Fill another pan halfway with Greek olive oil while the chicken cooks.
  4. Once the oil is heated, fry potatoes in the pan until cooked and place them into the chicken mixture.
  5. After waiting 3-4 minutes for the chicken and potatoes to cook, turn off the heat and sprinkle the cinnamon powder on top. Once the potatoes have soaked up all the juice after about 10 minutes, the dish is ready to be served. Beautiful!

There you are! Three Olive Oil recipes for winter or holiday seasons that you must try! Looking for good cooking olive oil to try out these recipes? Look no further!

At Avlaki, we only sell the highest-quality olive oils registered as vegan, allergen-free, and certified organic. All from the fields of Lesvos Island in Greece. Visit our store to view our selection!

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