Eleven Delicious Ideas for Using Garlic-Flavoured Olive Oil

Garlic Olive Oil is such an easy, no mess-no fuss way to add a delicious kick to your dishes. It’s a versatile flavour which enhances many midweek meals and weekend wonders, so don’t be afraid to try it!

Nothing can quite replace the amazing aroma that would filter right through the house as my mother would sizzle whole cloves of garlic in olive oil just until they turned a perfect golden colour. This was her base for many an Italian dish, in particular, plain tomato salsa for pasta dishes. However, leave it a few seconds too long and the golden-coloured garlic can brown and burn very quickly, leaving a much less pleasant aroma and flavour to the oil, not to mention throughout the house!

Enter the Garlic-Flavoured Olive Oil.

A perfect, easy and versatile alternative to classic cooking.

If you are looking for inspiration, here are Eleven Easy Ways to use Garlic Flavoured Olive Oil to show off the Best of its Potential.

  1. Drizzle over potatoes seasoned with salt, pepper and freshly chopped rosemary and roast in the oven.

  2. Use it in cooking as a base for tomato salsa Napoletana or Bolognese.

  3. Add a dollop to soups, adding layers of earthy flavours.

  4. Add it to marinades for prawns, chicken, lamb or pork before cooking to infuse them with the rich flavour of garlic.

  5. Drizzle over steamed vegetables: so easy and delicious.

  6. Serve as an antipasto in dipping bowls with crusty bread and balsamic vinegar.

  7. Make versatile vinaigrettes by marrying garlic flavoured olive oil with fruit-infused balsamic vinegars. We especially love combining it with Citrus Infused White Balsamic Vinegar or Blackberry and Thyme Infused Balsamic Vinegar from our favourite brand, Burren Balsamics.

  8. Rub over Crusty Italian bread for a delicious Bruschetta base or drizzle over poached or sliced hard boiled eggs on bruschetta with chives and seasoning.

  9. Combine with Extra. Virgin Olive Oil to make your own delicious homemade pesto.

  10. Add to scrambled eggs, risottos, pastas, mashed potatoes, or mushrooms.

  11. Combine with hummus to magically convert it into a delicious garlicky alternative and sprinkle with paprika before serving.

In addition, garlic olive oil offers a great tasting alternative which is free of FODMAP carbohydrates, which can lead to bloating and abdominal discomfort in sensitive individuals.

We hope to have offered you a few interesting ideas to add to your culinary skills. It comes with a warning though… once you start using garlic flavoured olive oil, its hard to stop!

Here are a few reviews we received from customers on the platform My Best Product Ever:

“I’m finding it is surprisingly versatile. I can use it with simple ingredients eg onions or sausages, as well as enhancing but not overpowering marinades but it also compliments more complex dishes.”

“I made lasagne last night using the garlic olive oil and it was the best lasagne ever!”

“Nice taste ....very subtle and not over powering to food flavours. 👌👌

“I used the garlic oil in my asparagus, lemon and spinach pasta, was delicious, subtle flavour which was perfect.”

“Added the garlic oil to the last of the hummus and poured it onto leftover veggies, delish!”

“Think I'm a bit addicted to the garlic oil! 😋.”