What Fake Things Are in Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Today, fake extra virgin olive oil is everywhere. If you’re buying EVOO that’s cut with other mystery oils, then you’re not reaping the health benefits and could be putting yourself in danger. Here’s what Marisa Bloch has to say about the ingredients that fraudulent EVOO is sometimes cut with.

Crunchy Purple Cabbage Salad

A crispy side dish that’s sure to impress with its beautiful colors, addicting texture, and healthy flavors. This recipe is also versatile and is great to make in advance or enjoy as leftovers. To enjoy it as a main course, add in some shredded chicken or marinated tofu. Cheers!

Ingredients:

• 3 1/2 cups purple cabbage, shredded

• 1 cup carrot, peeled and chopped

• 1/2 cup celery, chopped

• 1 cup broccoli, chopped

• 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

• 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Dressing:

• 1/4 cup Pasolivo Lemon Olive Oil

• 1 clove garlic, minced

• 1/4 cup Pasolivo Sparkling Citrus Vinegar

• 1 Tbsp Pasolivo Dolce Garlic Mustard

• 2 Tbsp lemon juice

• 1 Tbsp Pasolivo Lemon Pepper Blend

Pasolivo Roasted Garlic Sea Salt to taste

Combine all salad ingredients in large bowl and set aside. In separate bowl, mix Pasolivo Lemon Olive Oil, Sparkling Citrus Vinegar, lemon juice, Dolce Garlic Mustard and garlic until emulsified. Stir in Lemon Pepper Blend and Roasted Garlic Sea Salt to taste. Pour desired amount of dressing onto salad and toss.

Spicy Ghost Pepper Brussels Sprouts

Saucy, spicy, crunchy, cheesy, these brussels sprouts include all the great things you could ask for. Brussels sprouts roasted to crunchy perfection in our Pasolivo Red Jalapeno Olive Oil and spiced up with Smokey Spice Blend and Ghost Pepper Sea Salt. Watch out, they might be spicy, but they’re also addictive!

Ingredients:

• 1 lb brussels sprouts, cleaned and trimmed

• 1/2 cup buffalo hot sauce

• 2 Tbsp Pasolivo Red Jalapeno Olive Oil + more for tossing brussels sprouts

• 1 Tbsp Pasolivo Smokey Spice Blend

Pasolivo Ghost Pepper Salt to taste

• 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cut sprouts in half and put into large bowl. Toss sprouts with enough Pasolivo Red Jalapeno Olive Oil to lightly coat. Toss with Pasolivo Smokey Spice Blend and Pasolivo Ghost Pepper Salt to taste. Arrange on sheet in one layer. Roast sprouts for 10-15 minutes or until caramelized and crunchy. In separate bowl thoroughly combine buffalo sauce and 2 Tbsp Red Jalapeno Olive Oil. Toss sprouts with sauce and stir in crumbled blue cheese. Serve warm.

Healthy Apple Oat Muffins

These healthy Apple Oat Muffins include the healthy fats and polyphenols of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, protein, fiber, honey, and of course, deliciousness!

Ingredients:

• 1 1/2 cups wheat flour

• 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

• 1/2 tsp baking soda

• 1 1/2 Tbsp Pasolivo Sugar & Spice Blend

• 1 cup rolled oats

• 1 cup peeled and grated carrots

• 1 cup green apple, chopped

• 3/4 cup chopped pecans

• 1/2 cup dried cranberries

• 1/3 cup Pasolivo Cucina Olive Oil

• 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

• 2 eggs

• Pinch of Pasolivo Kosher Flake Sea Salt

• 1 tsp almond flavoring

• 1/2 cup Pasolivo Orange Blossom Honey

Brush muffin pan with Pasolivo Cucina Olive Oil. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, oats, Pasolivo Kosher Flake Sea Salt and Pasolivo Sugar & Spice Blend. Stir in apples, carrots, cranberries, and pecans. In separate bowl, combine Pasolivo Cucina Olive Oil, Greek yogurt, almond flavoring, eggs, and Pasolivo Orange Blossom Honey. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Spoon batter into muffin tin and bake 15-18 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Winter Fruit Salad

Are you trying to be healthy in the new year but not willing to sacrifice flavor? This winter fruit salad keeps you healthy, happy, and includes protein, healthy fats, fruits and vinegar for digestive health. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

• Apple, sliced

• Orange, peeled and sectioned

• Pomegranate Arils

• Chopped pecans

Pasolivo Winter Ambrosia Vinegar

Pasolivo Orange Blossom Honey

Pasolivo Tangerine Olive Oil

Mix Winter Ambrosia Vinegar, Orange Blossom Honey, and Tangerine Olive Oil to taste. Set aside. Cut up fruits and combine with pecans. Drizzle dressing on fruit and enjoy.

Spiced Apple Pancakes with Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup

In order to properly welcome our brand new Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup, we’re sharing a new Pasolivo Spiced Apple Olive Oil Pancake recipe for you to enjoy. Happy Holidays and keep an eye out for the release of the Pasolivo Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup!

Ingredients:

• 1 1/2 cups flour

• 1 tsp baking powder

• 2 tsp brown sugar

• 2 tsp Pasolivo Sugar & Spice Blend (plus more for apples)

• 1 egg

• 2 Tbsp Pasolivo Cucina Olive Oil

• Pinch Pasolivo Kosher Flake Sea Salt

• 1/2 cup chopped apples

• 1/2 cup milk

• Pecans (to top)

• Pasolivo Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup

Directions:

In bowl, toss chopped apples with Pasolivo Sugar & Spice Blend. Coat to taste. Set aside. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, Kosher Flake Sea Salt, and Sugar & Spice Blend.

In separate bowl, combine Pasolivo Cucina Olive Oil, egg, and milk. Stir in apples.

Combine wet and dry ingredients. If batter seems to thick, add more milk.

Coat pan with Pasolivo Cucina Olive Oil and transfer desired batter amount onto hot pan.

When browned and solid on one side, flip pancake and cook until browned.

Serve pancakes with butter, Pasolivo Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup, and chopped pecans.

Find more great Pasolivo recipes here.