Take your cooking to the next level with these fantastic olive oil recipes!
Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a casual home cook, olive oil is a pantry essential.
It’s perfect for salad dressings, sautéeing vegetables, baking cookies, and so much more.
You can use olive oil in different ways to make your favorite dishes even more delicious.
It’s also one of the healthiest oil you can use, with plenty of health benefits.
In this roundup, you’ll find fantastic recipes to add to your repertoire.
From side dishes to desserts and everything in between, these recipes are perfect for meal planning!
1. Bread Dipping Oil
Have you ever dipped a piece of bread into olive oil and herbs? It’s a taste sensation.
The rich olive oil is infused with the robust and aromatic goodness of the herbs.
It’s a delicious way to enhance the flavor of your dipping bread.
Get ready to indulge in the heavenly, herb flavors as you take a bite.
2. Roasted Bell Pepper Caprese
If you’ve ever been to Italy, you know that the food is a thing of beauty.
But if you haven’t, you can experience the flavors of Italy right in your kitchen!
This roasted bell pepper Caprese salad is loaded with smoky, peppery flavors paired with basil leaves.
It features burrata and Calabrian chili vinaigrette for rich, creamy contrast.
3. Basic Vinaigrette
The key to making a delicious vinaigrette is the right mix of ingredients. And of course, a high-quality olive oil.
Vinaigrette is one of the most effortless and flavorful dressings you can make. It’s great on salads or as a marinade for meat or vegetables.
This recipe makes for a kitchen staple that will go amazingly with your favorite dishes!
4. Epic Baba Ganoush
Looking for the perfect bowl of dip to dunk your favorite treats? Baba ganoush is the answer!
Baba ganoush is a Mediterranean dip made from ripe eggplants packed with spices.
It’s similar to hummus, but this dish has hints of smokiness and sweetness.
The smooth, creamy baba ganoush is perfect for dipping pita bread and fresh veggies.
5. Creamy Whipped Feta Dip
This creamy feta dip makes for a creamy bowl of all your favorite Mediterranean flavors.
The smooth, silky texture comes from feta, yogurt, and olive oil. It’s loaded with spices and nuts to add a totally irresistible flavor dimension.
This whipped feta dip is so fluffy and flavorful you’ll want to eat it with a spoon.
Give your favorite foods a boost of zesty goodness and slather them with gremolata!
The olive oil is infused with bright, citrusy lemon and a sharp bite of garlic.
It also features parsley for a touch of zingy freshness to the sauce.
The herbs are so fragrant that you can almost smell them from across the room.
7. 5-Minute Garlic Aioli
This recipe makes for the best garlic aioli you’ll ever make. I swear.
It’s so good that you’ll want to eat it straight from the bowl with a spoon.
This creamy dip boasts a kick of garlicky goodness with tart flavors from the mustard.
You can use it as a sauce for your favorite cuts of meat. Or use it as a dip for breadsticks or fries.
8. Chipotle Hummus
Chipotle hummus is the answer to all of your dipping problems.
This dip is made with simple ingredients like chickpeas, tahini, and lemon juice.
But the magic happens when you add just a hint of chipotle peppers!
It’s creamy, smoky, and spicy, with just enough heat to make things interesting.
9. Pasta with Olive Oil and Garlic (Aglio e Olio)
Who knew that something so simple could be so satisfying and delicious?
And this pasta dish is definitely a winner in that category!
The cooked pasta is coated with olive oil infused with garlicky goodness. It’s that simple, yet the flavors are so rich and complex.
The best part is, you can make this dish in just 20 minutes!
10. Olive Garden Capellini Pomodoro
Skip the trip to Olive Garden and save some bucks by making this copycat recipe!
This capellini Pomodoro is a hearty dish loaded with juicy plum tomatoes and Parmesan cheese.
It has olive oil for a bold flavor and basil leaves to add herby goodness.
Best of all, it’s so simple that it only takes 20 minutes to make.
Once you try this recipe, you’ll feel like Olive Garden is in your home!
11. Minestrone Soup (Olive Garden Copycat)
The next time you’re in the mood for something warm, hearty, and delicious – try minestrone.
Loaded with pasta, beans, and veggies, it’s the best kind of comfort food.
It’s simmered in a rich tomato broth for a bright and aromatic taste sensation.
As the weather gets chilly, you’ll want to make this soup to warm your soul!
12. Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Are you on the hunt for a dish that’s hearty, fresh, and full of flavor? This Mediterranean pasta salad is the perfect option.
It combines fresh vegetables with chickpeas and crumbled feta cheese in a big bowl of pasta.
Plus, it’s tossed in a zesty vinaigrette for the ultimate Mediterranean treat.
My favorite thing about it is the bright colors that make you want to dig right in!
13. Lemon Herb Couscous Salad
Try this lemon herb couscous salad for a light, delicious, and nutritious lunch.
It’s a medley of lemon, herbs, and couscous that’s so fresh and vibrant.
Each bite bursts with zesty goodness with a hearty bite from the couscous and veggies.
This recipe is perfect if you want to take your salad game up a notch!
14. Olive Tapenade
This tapenade is so good you’ll want to tap your feet.
Fresh olives, lemon juice, capers, and parsley blend perfectly in this spread.
It’s rich, briny, and flavorful. You’ll want to slather this spread on anything.
From crackers to pasta and fresh veggies, olive tapenade is the perfect match!
15. Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Serve summer flavors in salad form and make this lime shrimp and avocado salad!
This salad combines the best of shrimp and avocado in one bite.
It’s fresh and light but also full of flavor. The shrimp are not just tender and delicate, but downright zesty!
Adding avocado to the mix brings creaminess to balance the bright flavors. This salad is the kind that you’ll go nuts for.
16. Perfect Roasted Asparagus
Do you want your dinner to taste like something you’ll get from a fancy restaurant? Serve some roasted asparagus.
It’s the perfect side dish for grilled meats, steaks, and pasta.
Roasting the asparagus brings out the earthy taste with a hint of smokiness.
Best of all, it’s effortless to make! Just coat the stalks with olive oil, sprinkle them with spices, and bake.
17. Lemon Artichoke Pesto
Lemon and artichokes are a match made in heaven. And when you make them into pesto?
It’s a flavor explosion that will leave your tastebuds in awe.
Using artichokes gives the pesto a unique, slightly sweet flavor.
It has a zesty, tangy kick from the lemon, which rounds out all the flavors.
Mix it with pasta, salad, or meat for a truly irresistible meal!
18. Lemon Garlic Chicken
Lemon and garlic are a match made in heaven. That’s what I think, anyway.
But when you throw them together with chicken?
You have something that can turn even the most basic dinner into something spectacular.
It has a fresh, zesty taste with an aromatic hint of garlic and olive oil.
Serve it over a bed of fluffy rice for a delicious and satisfying meal!
19. Garlic Confit and Homemade Garlic Oil
Garlic confit is a delicious, aromatic addition to your pantry. It’s made by slowly cooking the cloves in olive oil to bring out the rich flavors.
The result is tender morsels of garlicky goodness swimming in golden olive oil with herbs.
You can use this to make crisp garlic bread, drizzle over salads, or marinate meats.
This garlic confit and oil will become a staple in your kitchen once you try it!
20. Sautéed Sweet Potatoes
If you want to add sweetness and savory to your life, look no further.
These sautéed sweet potatoes will become your next favorite side dish!
The sliced sweet potatoes are sautéed in olive oil to elevate their natural sweetness.
They’re seasoned with spices, which bring added flavors to this simple dish.
They’re also super easy to make, so you can whip them up in a flash.
What makes bruschetta so good? It’s how the fresh ingredients come together in such a satisfying way.
The tomatoes are ripe and juicy and pair perfectly with basil and garlic.
They’re drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to enhance all the flavors.
The crisp bread perfectly contrasts with the juicy bursts of tomato goodness.
22. Honey Mustard Chicken Salad With Bacon & Avocado
Chicken is a must if you want to add some protein to your salads.
And this honey mustard chicken salad should be on top of your list!
The salty, smoky bacon is the perfect complement to the sweet honey mustard chicken.
It has a creaminess and freshness from the avocado slices to balance the rich flavors.
Not only is this salad healthy, but it’s brimming with delicious flavors, too!
23. Garlic Parmesan Fries
Imagine biting into a crispy, golden-brown fry. Now, imagine it’s loaded with sharp flavors and cheesy goodness.
That’s what these garlic Parmesan fries are all about!
The potato crunch, garlicky punch, and sharp parmesan cheese is all there in one bite.
24. Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Are you ready for your taste buds to be blown away?
Shrimp fra Diavolo is a truly fantastic dish. It’s rich and spicy, with just enough heat to make your mouth water.
A bite from the tender shrimp will bring a burst of flavor that’s truly delightful.
Serve it over pasta or rice for a meal that’ll keep you full for hours!
25. Healthy Tuna Casserole
When you think of casseroles, what comes to mind? A gooey, cheesy mess? A dense, lumpy, bland pile of mush?
Well, this olive and tomato tuna casserole is a game-changer!
It features tomatoes, olives, and protein-packed tuna in a rich red sauce with melty mozzarella cheese.
This casserole is the perfect combination of healthy and comfort food.
It’s perfect for busy weeknights or lazy Sundays.
26. Honey Roasted Carrots
If you ask me what my favorite side dish is, honey-roasted carrots are always the answer!
The honey caramelizes as it roasts and infuses the carrots with a wholesome sweetness.
They have a sweet, smoky flavor that makes eating veggies feel like a cheat day treat.
This side dish is so good, even picky eaters will love it!
27. Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies
What do you get when you add olive oil to your regular cookie recipe? Something amazing!
I’m talking about these crazy-delicious, mouthwatering olive oil chocolate chip cookies!
Adding olive oil to your baked goods is incredibly healthy and lends more delightful flavors.
You’ve never had anything like them before, that’s for sure.
Once you try this recipe, you’ll never look back to your old recipe without olive oil!
28. Classic Olive Oil Cake
The classic olive oil cake is a treasure of Italian cuisine.
It has a light and fluffy texture, subtle sweetness, and deep flavors from olive oil.
This cake is perfect if you want something delectable to pair with a cup of tea.
It’s so good, you’ll want to make it every day!
29. Healthy Blueberry Muffins
Blueberry muffins are a classic, but why not make them even better?
Everything’s better with olive oil and Greek yogurt, especially in baking.
Thanks to the olive oil, these muffins are super moist and healthier than regular ones!
The Greek yogurt adds a protein kick to help you fuel through the day.
Each bite bursts with sweet, tart flavors that’ll make your day a good start!
30. Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Tart
If you’re looking for a dessert that’ll make your guests swoon, this recipe is for you!
Meyer lemon olive oil tart is a citrusy, buttery treat brimming with deliciousness.
It has a delicately sweet and zesty lemon curd with a crumble olive oil crust.
Each bite will make your mood brighter and bring you the springtime spirit.
31. Homemade Whole Wheat Bread
Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven? It’s one of the most comforting smells in the world.
The smell is enticing. The taste is to die for. And the texture feels like biting into a cloud of deliciousness.
Best of all, whole wheat bread is the healthiest choice compared to other store-bought bread.
32. Healthy Apple Muffins
Do you love apple muffins but wish they were more healthy? With this recipe, you can make your breakfast healthier!
They’re packed with the goodness of whole wheat flour, apples, and cinnamon.
These muffins are loaded with nutrition, but they taste like a sweet treat.
It’s packed with fiber, protein, and vitamins to fuel you throughout the day.
33. Olive Oil Ice Cream
Olive oil in ice cream? It seems like an unusual ice cream flavor, but trust me, this recipe is so good!
The luscious texture of this ice cream will have you hooked after just one bite.
You’ll be enamored by how the fruity hints of olive oil melt on your tongue.
This soft, creamy treat may be surprising, but you’ll surely ask for another scoop.
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