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5 Iconic Olive Oil Recipes That You Should Try

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Olive oil is full of healthy fats and antioxidants. It is very easy to include olive oil in your diet. Here are five classic olive oil recipes.

1) Olive Oil Dip

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This is an insanely simple, delicious and healthy dish. What’s more, you can prepare it in a short time. 
The other ingredients include:

  • Garlic 
  • Capers
  • Herbs (rosemary, oregano, thyme)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper

Bread goes really well with this dip goes very well with bread and crackers.

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2) Pesto

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Pesto is a classic Italian base for many kinds of pasta. It has a long rich history originating in northern Italy around the 16th century. It requires a handful of ingredients that are healthy and tasty.

Here are the ingredients:

  • Fresh Basil leaves
  • Cheese (Romano or Parmesan)
  • Pine nuts
  • Garlic 
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

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3) Olive Oil Garlic (Aglio Et Olio) Pasta

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This classic Italian dish is the epitome of a minimalist savory dish. As the name suggests, this dish requires Olive oil and garlic as its main ingredients.

The prep time is short and cooking time is even shorter. So, if you’re short on time and have a handful of ingredients you can put them together to make this amazing dish. 

Here are the ingredients:

  • Spaghetti
  • Garlic
  • Olive olive
  • Salt & pepper

Optional

  • Red pepper
  • Cheese
  • Lemon zest

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4) Patatas a lo Pobre (Poor man’s potatoes)

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This Spanish dish is full of flavor. It is also known by its alternative name “Plato Alpujarreño”. The recipe was developed in medieval Spain when economic conditions compelled people to use basic available ingredients e.g. potatoes, olive oil, green peppers.

Thus, the modern recipe requires minimal ingredients yet provides maximum flavor. It requires slow frying of potatoes, bell peppers, and onions in extra virgin olive oil.

The ingredients include.

  • Potatoes
  • Green or Bell peppers
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Salt & pepper
  • Extra virgin Olive oil

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5) Mediterranean Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Mediterranean olive oil cake
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The olive oil cake is a staple of Mediterranean dessert. It is easy to make. It is a dessert but on the healthier side. It looks like a complicated dessert but the preparation is simple with flour and olive oil base.

Here is the ingredient list.

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Flour
  • baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Eggs
  • Aroma( vanilla, lemon zest)
  • Garnish( berries and icing sugar)

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