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Top 10 Olive Oil Recipes of 2017

We share lots of olive oil recipes throughout the year. Here is a list of the most popular olive oil recipes of 2017. These delicious dishes and desserts received the most likes, shares and clicks on our Facebook page and Twitter

Top 10 Olive Oil Blog Posts of 2017

It's almost the end of the 2017. Thank you for reading our blog and following our social media posts.  Here are the top 10 posts from our blog.

Christmas Recipes Featuring Olive Oil

Christmastime in the Mediterranean means festive meals with family and friends. This year, try incorporating these Mediterranean dishes into your holiday celebrations. Your guests will be impressed!

Olive Oil and the Miracle of Hanukkah

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the eight-day Jewish festival of Hanukkah.  According to tradition, during the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean revolt,  a small quantity of oil used to light the Temple's menorah somehow miraculously burned for eight days.  Hanukkah commemorates this event.

Got Leftovers? Make Turkey Croquetas!

Croquetas (croquettes) are a popular dish from Spain. Often served as tapas, croquetas are a great way to use leftover meat.

Make Thanksgiving a Little Heart Healthier This Year With Olive Oil

Traditionally, Thanksgiving is a very butter heavy holiday.  Find out how to lighten up your Thanksgiving dishes with olive oil. 

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes can be made without butter. This recipe for olive oil mashed potatoes is surprisingly creamy and easy to make. Try this heart-healthy recipe for the holidays this year. Your guests will love it!

Roasted asparagus with olive oil

Trying to think of more side dishes to go with that scrumptious turkey this Thanksgiving?  Roasted asparagus is easy to make and great to accompany any special meal.  

10 tips for reusing leftover frying oil

Olive oil is great for frying. Olive oil is naturally stable under heat and has a smoke point that is high enough for most types of cooking. Because it is more expensive than other cooking oils, many people ask us if it can be re-used after frying.

Dark Chocolate with Olive Oil: Heart-Healthy and Delicious

NBC medical contributor Dr. Natalie Azar spoke on TODAY to discuss the heart-healthy effects of extra-virgin olive oil. A new study shows that dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile.