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Olive oil-inclusive Christmas treats to try


We want to show you how olive oil can be used in your Christmas dishes.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and as Father Christmas gets his sleigh packed at the North Pole, all ready for his big journey, many people are already in the festive spirit. 

Gift shopping, tree decorating and uniting with family and friends are all in the works, but many are looking forward to one of the best aspects of the silly season - Christmas food!

Traditionally a time to overindulge in naughty goodies and lavish meals, savouring fantastic food is one of the most enjoyable parts of the Christmas season. 

La Española is here to show you how olive oil can be used in your favourite Christmas dishes, so get your bottle of La Española Olive Oil at the ready, and let’s get cooking!

Appetiser: Colourful bruschetta

Bruschetta is a simple yet delectable appetiser to serve up to your Christmas guests, and can look rather festive thanks to its bright colours. It also counts olive oil as a key ingredient - so how could we resist!

There are many recipes for traditional bruschetta out there, but we recommend following this recipe for ‘Mushroom sourdough bruschettas’ from kitchen legend Jamie Oliver. 

Don’t be afraid to add extra olive oil - it’s the basis of this zingy snack!

Main: A traditional roast dinner

No Christmas is complete without a hot roast dinner - even Christmas during a hot summer can’t stop Aussies from enjoying a traditional roast. 

Olive oil is actually a key ingredient in roasting, and makes for a healthier finished product

This Christmas, why not try your hand at this recipe for roast turkey with crispy topping, from Taste Magazine? Olive oil is used to baste the turkey, as well as to create crispy breadcrumbs. We recommend using La Española Pure Olive Oil, due to its high smoking point and ideal use in roasting and grilling. 

Dessert: A delicious Christmas cheesecake

The ideal luxurious dessert for Christmas in Australia, cheesecake is as decadent as it is scrumptious. 

This cheesecake recipe from our very own collection includes La Española Extra Light Olive Oil and is ideal topped with fresh strawberries. You won’t be able to resist enjoying seconds!

Olive oil is the ideal counterpart to the terrific food that Christmas brings - so stock up and make a healthy choice today!