4 Creative Ways To Use Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar are undoubtedly a match made in heaven. The combination is refreshing, acidic, and slightly sweet, all at the same time making it the perfect dressing or topping to many dishes.
Everyone knows the most common way to use olive oil and balsamic vinegar is to make a small dish of the two as a dipping sauce for bread. But there are many unique and creative ways to use olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Try out our list of top 4 creative ways to use olive oil balsamic vinegar, and let us know what you think!
1. Caprese salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil
A Caprese salad is a classic salad from Capri, Italy, that consists of slices of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil leaves, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper. The fresh ingredients make this salad is a refreshing salad that is perfect for hot summer days. Although a traditional Caprese salad does not have balsamic vinegar, adding it gives the recipe an additional kick of acidity without taking away from the natural taste of the ingredients. Our traditional style Aged Balsamic and any of our Extra Virgin olive oils combine well to balance the acidity with a lighter, olive taste. For a popular variation of this, use out Blackberry balsamic vinegar and our Fresh Basil infused olive oil.
2. Hard-boiled eggs with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
This combination may sound bizarre, but if you enjoy the flavors of a Caprese salad, you will fall in love with this recipe. The best part is, hard-boiled eggs with olive oil and balsamic vinegar are super easy to make. Simply boil eggs until they are either medium-hard or hard, slice them in half, drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top, and season them. We recommend seasoning them with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. The balsamic vinegar and olive oil seep into the egg yolk and are the perfect combination of flavors for the texture of a hardboiled egg. So, if you want a quick and delicate breakfast or an impressive side dish, make these easy-to-make eggs, and they will not disappoint. For a Southern California favorite, try our Jalapeño infused olive oil.
3. Grilled peaches with prosciutto and balsamic vinegar
The sweetness of grilled, caramelized peaches contrasted with salty, cured prosciutto and acidic balsamic vinegar gives you everything you need to have a perfect balance of flavors. Before grilling your peaches, use olive oil to lightly brush the peaches, so they do not burn. Then wrap the slices in high-quality prosciutto and drizzle Olive Ventura traditional style balsamic vinegar on top. If you want to elevate this recipe into a dish that can be served at a dinner party, add burrata and basil leaves. This appetizer is a flavorful masterpiece that embodies the creativity of cooking.
4. Olive oil Ice cream with balsamic vinegar
Who would have thought olive oil and balsamic vinegar could work together in a dessert? The truth is, olive oil ice cream with a balsamic vinegar drizzle is a delicious creative delicacy that turned ice cream into a sophisticated dessert. Olive oil ice cream is very simple to make and it has the mild nutty flavor of olive oil. The extra virgin olive oil is mixed into a basic ice cream mixture with sugar, heavy cream, half and half, and egg yolks. After the mixture has been frozen, your olive oil ice cream is ready to be scooped. Finally, drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top of the ice cream scoops and enjoy your creation. If you want to add more flavors, you can choose from one of our flavored balsamics, such as Peach, Pineapple, Strawberry, Mandarin, or several others.