North American Olive Oil Association Blog

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.

Confused by the many olive oil options? We can help you sort them out.

The olive oil section of the supermarket can be a daunting place. There are often dozens of choices and lots of confusing terminology. How do you know what to pick? We are here to help you decide!

Glossary of olive oil terminology

What kind of olive oil should you buy? Cold-pressed, first pressed or unfiltered? Here is a list of terms you may see on a bottle of olive oil to help you choose. 

Joseph R. Profaci Named Executive Director of the North American Olive Oil Association

Brings 25 years of experience as food products attorney and business manager

Dark Chocolate and EVOO Make the Perfect Healthy Combo

A new study by University of Pisa found that eating dark chocolate with extra virgin olive oil improves cardiovascular risk profile.