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Organic Greek Olive Oil Summer Recipes

While organic Greek olive oil is gaining well-deserved recognition for its exceptional quality and distinctive flavour, its values go far beyond the culinary world. In this blog post, we will highlight the benefits of making organic Greek olive oil a part of your well-balanced summer diet to make the inside of your body glow as much as your tan! After that, we will list some of our favourite quick and easy summery recipes that won’t break the bank or your diet.

Be Heart-Healthy

Organic Greek olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, including oleic acid – a famous friend of your cardiovascular system.

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A summer detox

The polyphenols and vitamin E present in our oils are powerful antioxidants. These compounds also help to combat chronic inflammation – a common factor in many long-term medical conditions.

Get those nutrients

Organic olive oils are packed with essential nutrients, such as Vitamins E and K, to keep you topped up on nutritional goodness throughout the summer months.

Still chasing that summer body?

Being kind to your gut is a fundamental part of overall health and well-being. Organic olive oil promotes digestive health by aiding nutrient absorption and supporting a healthy gut microbiome. Combining nutrients and healthy fats provides greater appetite control and supports a well-functioning metabolism.

Summer Recipes

Here are some ideas on how to enjoy organic olive oil during the summer:

Refreshing Salad Dressings

Create light salad dressings using organic olive oil as the base. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, herbs, and maybe even a drizzle of honey or Dijon mustard for a flavourful salad dressing. This can even be used with pasta!

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Grilled Vegetables

Brush olive oil onto your vegetables before grilling them – a neat trick for our barbecue fanatics to prevent sticking but also add a slightly charred flavour. We love this on grilled bell peppers, asparagus, and corn-on-the-cob.

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Marinate Your Source of Protein

Marinate your chicken, fish, shrimp, or tofu to infuse them with flavour and help tenderise them. To develop those flavours, allow them to marinate in the fridge for a few hours before cooking or grilling.

The Mediterranean way

Try a classic bruschetta, dice ripe tomatoes with chopped basil, garlic, a drizzle of organic olive oil, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper to be served on top of toasted baguette slices.

And for dessert?

Drizzle organic olive oil over your summer fruit such as watermelon, peaches, and strawberries for a simple lift to your fruit salad. For keen bakers, try baking cakes infused with olive oil or make your own ice cream!

Make the change!

Incorporating organic Greek olive oil into your cooking and meal prep this summer will add richer flavours to your dishes and help you make healthier food choices. Using olive oil as a substitute for unhealthy fats or processed oils can even reduce the calorie count of your meals, but without compromising on taste. Of course, in our opinion – it makes it taste even better! By making these simple swaps, you can enjoy all the benefits that olive oil offers your taste buds and whole body.

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