Try these ideas with your olive oil:

  • Pasta: Drizzle over pasta just after it is cooked and drained 
  • Couscous: Mix in with couscous just before serving
  • Salads: Toss salad leaves in Olive oil and then add lemon juice to taste and over raw vegetables
  • Cooked vegetables, drizzle over lightly cooked beans, spinach, broccoli etc.
  • Mash potatoes in olive oil instead of butter, if you wish add crushed garlic.
  • Meat or fish drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil once cooked.
  • Bread or Dukkha: Dip them in oil.
  • Vanilla ice cream or Fruit salad drizzle over for something unusual to try but taste really great

  Two recipes to try


Banana Bread with Cinnamon Crumble Topping


(this may be made without the topping or with about ½ the amount of topping)  Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C

Bread recipe


2 very ripe bananas about 200gm

2 eggs

3 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 tspn vanilla

Mix the above in processor till smooth


200gm flour

100gm castor sugar

100gm brown sugar

3 tspn baking powder


Whisk the dry ingredients together then pulse gently to incorporate in the banana mixture.

Place in a loaf tin(11x21cm approx.) which is lined with baking paper and overhanging edges

Place the mixture in the tin.  Top with the cinnamon mixture if using.

Bake for about 60-80 mins


Cinnamon crumble topping


1 Tbspn chilled butter

40gmBrown Sugar

25gm flour

1/2 tspn cinnamon


Rub in the butter into the flour mixture

Put over the batter prior to cooking.

Leave in the tin after cooking for 10mins before removing

Serve the same day or toasted up to 4 days later


Serve the same day or toasted up to 4 days later



Lemon and Garlic Sauce for Grilled Fish


60ml water                        150ml OIlve Oil

Juice of 1 lemon               2 cloves garlic sliced

Handful Parsley chopped

1 tspn  Oregano




Scald the water in a pan but don’t boil. Put the olive oil in a bowl and beat in the water lemon garlic, and herbs until amalgamated  Cook then for 5 mins over bain marie stirring all the time