North American Olive Oil Association Blog

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.

Roasting Whole Cauliflower

Whole roasted cauliflower has been appearing on trendy restaurant menus. Gorgeously crusted on the outside, tender on the inside, this visually striking preparation of cauliflower is popular among chefs for a host of reasons: it’s budget-friendly, ridiculously simple to make, and guaranteed to impress guests either as a main dish or a side. 

Easter Bread with Olive Oil

This traditional bread is served throughout the Mediterranean for Easter.  In Italy, they call it Pane di Pasqua; in Spain, Mona de Pascua; and in Greece, they call it Tsoureki. Learn how to make this sweet treat.

Olive Oil Matzo

Olive oil is the perfect cooking oil for all your Passover cooking. All extra virgin olive oils are Kosher for Passover, as long as it bears the appropriate symbol. For an extra treat, try this recipe for homemade matzo.

Olive oil grits

Most people associate grits with butter but grits are also delicious and creamy when made with olive oil.

Read this before making homemade infused olive oil

Flavored or infused oils can be a great way to add flavor to marinades and dressings. But if you plan to make flavored oil at home, there are some things you need to keep in mind.

Chicken Confit in Olive Oil

This unconventional cooking technique turns out amazingly rich flavored, melt-in-your mouth chicken.

Chocolate Olive Oil Glaze

Olive oil and chocolate are a wonderful combination. Make this chocolate olive oil glaze for fruit, pretzels, cookies, or whatever you'd like to add chocolate goodness flavor to.

Falafel Pan-Fried in Olive Oil

Falafel is popular in several Mediterranean countries and is delicious fried in olive oil. It's easy to make at home with a food processor. Serve with pita bread, salad and tahini sauce.

Roasted Potatoes With Lemon Olive Oil Emulsion

These potatoes are roasted in the oven and then dressed with a sublime lemon and olive oil emulsion. They are so good, they could be eaten as a main dish. But we like them with roasted chicken.  

Grilled Skirt Steak With Olive Oil Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is an Argentinean sauce used to flavor grilled meats. There are many different versions of chimichurri but most contain herbs, olive oil and vinegar. Here is an easy and delicious recipe to try at home. 

Cod Sautéed in Olive Oil with Fresh Tomatoes

This simple weeknight fish dish is easy to make. The best part is the sauce which is made with extra virgin olive oil and tomatoes.