Tomatoes, Basil & Pesto Oh MY!

One of the best things about summer is tomato season. Whether you pick up tomatoes at your local farmers market or grow your own, these are delicious and prolific fruits of the season. Tomatoes and fresh basil go hand-in-hand both in the garden and at the table.

We’ve created a recipe for Lemon Basil Pesto that is perfect to brighten any summertime dish, from fresh pasta to a simple tomato caprese.

For the full recipe, go to The Olive Oil Source Lemon Basil Pesto Recipe

Products used in this recipe:
The Olive Oil Source Medium Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Not All Olive Oils Are Created Equal

In this video, The Olive Oil Source owners, Shawn and Antoinette Addison, discuss olive oil quality and the challenges of dedicating their worldwide business to offering only the best in authentic extra virgin olive oil.

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Homemade Pizza with Grilled Peaches and Balsamic Vinegar

Here’s a fabulous party idea that’s easy to do, tons of fun, and gets everyone in on the action. Just prepare the dough in advance and elicit help in the kitchen when it comes time to get the party rolling. Grilled peaches and balsamic are a flavor-packed combination, but you can use any seasonal fruits or veggies to make it your own signature dish. The Olive Oil Source has lots of options for the perfect mild-flavored extra virgin olive oil to accompany this recipe.

For the full recipe, go to The Olive Oil Source Homemade Pizza with Grilled Peaches and Balsamic Vinegar Recipe

Products used in this recipe:
The Olive Oil Source Mild Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The Olive Oil Source Medium Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The Olive Oil Source Balsamic Vinegar

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Meet Shawn & Antoinette Addison of The Olive Oil Source

The Olive Oil Source owners, Shawn and Antoinette Addison, share the history of the world’s top ranked olive oil website. This intimate view into the company’s background reveals the entrepreneurial passion and dedication that is behind the website long considered the leading authority on olive oil worldwide.

Learn more at The Olive Oil Source

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Fireworks Salad Splash

Get ready for the fireworks! This salad is perfect for Fourth of July family celebrations, but will make a colorful edition to any summertime picnic. Best of all, it’s filled with summer-fresh fruits, luscious salad greens and a tangy vinaigrette that lightly dresses the patriotic platter. Simple and easy, you can prepare all the ingredients in advance and compose the salad just before the party.

Fireworks Salad Splash

For the full recipe, go to The Olive Oil Source Fireworks Salad Splash Recipe

Products used in this recipe:
The Olive Oil Source Mild Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The Olive Oil Source Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar
The Olive Oil Source Cask 8 Balsamic Vinegar

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Sediment in Olive Oil Makes It Better and Healthier — FALSE!

There’s a common thought process in wine that unfiltered is better and full of flavor. This is NOT the case with olive oil. Excess sediment is not beneficial to olive oil and can result in shorter shelf life and poorer quality. It is most often the result of a hasty or poor “racking” or “purging” technique prior to bottling.

In order for the oil to retain the highest level of quality, it should be separated from any sediment and water remaining after extraction. There are typically two approaches:

  1. Purging, where the sediment and water are removed from the bottom — this is only possible for oil stored in tanks with an outlet at the bottom
  2. Racking, where the oil is pumped from the top into a clean container, leaving the sediment and water at the bottom.

Many producers find that racking is easier to do than purging and does a better separating job. It does oxygenate the oil, however, it should always be done with as little force as possible and preferably under nitrogen or argon gas.

For more details, read the full article on the Olive Oil Source page.

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Olive Oil: A Weight Loss Blessing

What would cooking be without olive oil? Not only does it infuse delicious flavor into your meats and vegetables, it also adds the fat needed for frying and sauteing without all the “bad” stuff that comes along with it.

Connie Guttersen, author of The Sonoma Diet, praises olive oil for both its high antioxidant value and its ability to lower your bad cholesterol (LDL), and lose weight!

For more details, read the full article by Guttersen on the Olive Oil Source page.