EVOO can be used up to its smoking point of 400° F, and some varietals can be cooked at even higher temperatures. EVOO is also good for sautéing (300° F) or for sauces and frying (340° F).
EVOO is excellent in marinades and vinaigrettes, and makes a wonderful finishing oil to drizzle over your dishes. It is a flavorful and nutritious alternative to cooking with butter or margarine.
Yes! Next time a recipe calls for butter, replace it with a high quality olive oil—not only will your food taste better, but it's also a healthier way to eat. We even offer a Certified Organic Natural Butter Extra Virgin Olive Oil that gives you the flavor of butter with the health benefits of olive oil.
Use this simple chart to convert butter quantities to olive oil quantities:
1 teaspoon Butter = ¾ teaspoons of EVOO 2 teaspoons Butter = 1 ½ teaspoons of EVOO 1 tablespoon Butter = 2 1/4 teaspoons of EVOO2 tablespoons Butter = 1 ½ tablespoons of EVOO ¼ cup Butter = 3 tablespoons of EVOO½ cup Butter = ¼ cup + 2 tbsp of EVOO 1 cup Butter = 3/4 cup of EVOO