Pairings

 
 

Figuring out the perfect pairing to make your dish explode with flavor is what makes using olive oil and balsamic vinegar so much fun. Here are some of the pairings that we have come up with but don’t stop with these because there are so many more ways to be creative.
We have also provided you with some ratios for marinating and making vinaigrette’s.

Ratios

Vinaigrettes; mix 2 part olive oil with 1 part balsamic vinegar
Marinade; mix equal parts olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Baking with olive is so much better for you because you cut out saturated fats and add monounsaturated fats, which promotes good cholesterol.
Here is a chart for substituting olive oil for butter/margarine.

Butter/Margarine Olive Oil
1 teaspoon 3/4 teaspoon
1 tablespoon 2 1/4 teaspoons
2 tablespoons 1 1/2 tablespoons
1/4 cup 3 tablespoons
1/3 cup 1/4 cup
1/2 cup 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
2/3 cup 1/2 cup
3/4 cup 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon
1 cup 3/4 cup

California Arbequina

Grapefruit – White
Pecan Praline – White
Chocolate Covered Cherries – Dark

California Arbosana

Fig – Dark
Grapefruit – White

Chilean Frantoio

Jalapeno – White

Greek Kalamata

25 Star White
25 Star Dark

Italian Ogliorola

Any Flavor of Balsamic Vinegar

Spanish Picual

Honey Ginger – White
Pomegranate – Dark
Maple – Dark

Basil

Apricot – White
25 Star White
Grapefruit – White

Blood Orange

Honey Ginger – White
Maple – Dark
Hickory – Dark

Chipotle

Coconut – White
Cranberry Pear – White
Hickory – Dark
Maple – Dark
Blackberry – Dark

Garlic

Fig – Dark
Honey Ginger – White
Raspberry Ginger – White
Peach – White

Garlic/Roasted Chili

Grapefruit – White
Peach – White
Hickory – Dark

Jalapeno

Peach – White
Lime – White

Lemon Pepper

Coconut – White
Mango – White
Raspberry – White

Meyer Lemon

Honey Ginger – White
Raspberry Ginger – White
Jalapeno – White

Persian Lime

Coconut – White
Mango – White
Jalapeno – White
Cranberry Pear – White
Raspberry – White

Rosemary

Raspberry – White
Lavender – White
Pomegranate – Dark

Tuscan Herb

Peach – White
Lemon – White