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5 tasty ways to cook with olive oil this winter


We count down our top 5 ways to cook using olive oil that you just need to try.

For generations, Mediterranean families have turned to olive oil - rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants - to help fight off the common cold and related winter illnesses. 

So stock up on a variety of La Española Olive Oil products, and set aside some time in the kitchen to try these five ways to cook with olive oil this winter. 

1) Perfect roast dinners

For many Australians, the meal most synonymous with winter is a beautiful roast dinner, heaped with a variety of crispy vegetables - and gravy of course!

Next time you slave over a hot stove, putting together a traditional roast, reach for La Española Pure Olive Oil for perfectly-roasted vegetables with just the right level of crunch and mouth-watering roasted meat. Our Pure Olive Oil is the ideal roasting or grilling counterpart due to its high smoking point.

2) Delicious olive oil bread

Is there anything better than the smell of freshly baked bread wafting from the kitchen? We didn’t think so! 

Olive oil bread is a firm candidate for the tastiest bread out there, and this olive oil bread recipe makes the process of baking a loaf easy and quick. Be sure to use La Española Mild & Light Olive Oil. Its light but flavourful intensity makes it ideal for baking up a storm on a frosty winter day - without the guilt!

3) Hearty vegetable soups

This winter, load up on the necessary vitamins and minerals a hearty vegetable soup boasts - but don’t forget the olive oil!

No matter what kind of soup you are throwing together, just a tablespoon of La Española Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the final product. It adds intensity and flavour to any family favourite - trust us!

4) Healthy winter bruschetta

Bruschetta is a delicious, refreshing starter during the summer months, but did you know that warming winter bruschetta is all the rage as well? 

We love this winter bruschetta recipe as it’s packed with all the yummiest winter veggies, including broad beans, parsley and garlic. Don’t forget to use La Española Extra Virgin Olive Oil!

5) Tasty baked goods

Baking is an enjoyable part of a chilly winter afternoon, and perhaps there is no better way to cook with olive oil this winter than by including it in your favourite baked goods.

Next time you pull out your favourite biscuit, cake or slice recipe, simply substitute any butter required for La Española Mild & Light Olive Oil. It’s a healthier, tastier alternative you and your family will love!