North American Olive Oil Association Blog

Beat Winter Blues With This DIY Olive Oil Scrub

We know that eating foods rich in olive oil is good for us, but did you know that many people use olive oil in their beauty regimen? Olive oil contains antioxidants which, when topically applied, may help protect the skin from premature skin aging. Actress  Chloë Grace Moretz  keeps her face clear by washing it with olive oil. And even though more beauty products with olive oil as active ingredient are available today than before, you can make them at home. Here are the the ingredients to making a simple olive oil scrub.

Greek Bean Soup Recipe (For Stove top, Slow Cooker and Instant Pot)

Nothing is better on a cold winter day than a hearty soup. Check out this recipe for Fasolada, a traditional Greek soup made with white beans. This recipe is full of olive oil goodness and also high in fiber, vegan and gluten free. You can make it on the stovetop, in a slow cooker or an Instant Pot/electric pressure cooker.

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

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.  

Olive Oil Biscotti

Typically, Italian biscotti are made with butter but this recipe uses olive oil instead. The result is lighter, crisper biscotti. 

Ellie Krieger's Olive Oil Pie Crust

We are thrilled with Ellie Krieger's Facebook Live presentation of an olive oil pie crust. 

Savory Yogurt Plate (or Bowl) with Roasted Radishes, Cucumber and Mint

Instead of serving  yogurt with fruit or sweet ingredients, try it with savory veggies and herbs.

This recipe, provided by registered dietitian Ellie Krieger, uses two types of olive oil. Ellie recommends pure olive oil (also known as classic, or just olive oil) to roast the vegetables and extra virgin olive oil to finish the dish.

This flavorful recipe is a great starter to a healthy meal or a healthy afternoon snack.

Farro and Grilled Vegetable Salad with Herbs

Farro is an ancient grain similar with a complex, nutty taste. It’s a good alternative to rice or pasta that is commonly eaten in Italy and other Mediterranean countries. Pronounced FAHR-oh, Farro is has more protein and fiber than an equal sized serving of brown rice.

This recipe, provided by registered dietitian Ellie Krieger, features farro with grilled vegetables and is packed with flavor. It can be a served with meat or fish or stand alone as a vegetarian friendly main dish.