Breakfast is how we start our day and it is probably one of the most important meals to make sure you fuel your body and are ready for the day. Many quick breakfasts aren’t nutritious for your body, but we want to offer some great recipe ideas that are not only yummy but quick and easy to make to get your day off to a good start. We will start with breakfast and then take you through the day with more inspiring recipe ideas using Tastealotta olive oils.
Olive oil makes such a healthy addition to breakfast and all meals, packing a lot of nutrients even in a couple of teaspoons. So, no matter what your taste is when it comes to breakfast, lunch. or dinner, I’m pretty sure you will find some of the ideas we share an inspiration to try some new recipes for your meals.
I write recipes many times for our blog, but that usually limits us to share two recipes. I started writing down olive oil ideas for recipes and came up with so many I decided to go with recipe ideas for you to explore so you would have a bounty of choices to choose from for healthy and yummy meals throughout the day.
Olive Oil Grain Recipe Ideas
Olive oil is an easy addition to many of your favorite morning meals. Try some of these ideas to make your breakfast delicious and nutritious:
Breakfast Oatmeal with Olive and Blueberries is a simple idea of adding olive oil to your oatmeal and then adding Greek yogurt, blueberries, maple syrup, and chopped hazelnuts. You can also add quinoa and millet to your quick to your recipe and really increases the protein for your morning meal.
Try making your own Breakfast Bowl using brown rice, potatoes, olive oil, kale, scrambled eggs, black beans, and diced tomatoes, and a dressing of sour cream, Italian seasonings, olive oil, and lemon juice. When assembled this looks like a seven-layer dip, but it’s a yummy breakfast packed with protein and will store well for a couple of days in the refrigerator. We like the addition of avocado and feta cheese to our Breakfast Bowl, which packs in more nutrition.
Make Avocado Toast with the toast coated with olive oil before t under the broiler, add a fried egg, sliced avocado, and Salsa Verde if you wish for a great way to start your day.
Try making your own granola, it doesn’t take long and it costs a fraction of what gourmet granola costs at the grocery store. We like ours with rolled oats, pistachios, walnuts, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, olive oil, vanilla extract, brown sugar, cinnamon, dried cranberries or blueberries, and chopped Medjool dates. This combination of ingredients blends so well and is also high in protein while storing well in an air-tight container.
Olive Oil Egg Recipe Ideas
We have shared a lot of recipes over the years using olive oil in your baking recipes and we also shared about substituting olive oil for butter in most recipes and making them healthier. So today we offer a few quick ideas for baked goods and great breakfast ideas that can make your baked goods and what you eat for breakfast more nutritious:
Try adding olive oil to your next batch of waffles. If you use a waffle mix, try adding eggs, milk, and protein powder to your usual waffle batch for a high-protein morning treat.
Olive oil added to buttermilk pancakes makes them extra soft and fluffy while adding extra nutrition.
Try adding a few teaspoons of olive oil to your favorite smoothie recipe, it helps it blend better and adds extra nutrition at the same time.
Using olive oil for your next batch of scrambled eggs packs in more nutrition and help keep your eggs fluffy especially if you separate the whites from the yolks before whipping them.
Easy morning breakfast addition, slice white, Yukon, or red potatoes in half-inch slices and coat a cookie sheet with olive, lay the potato slices on the cookie sheet, and then spritz with an olive oil spray, dust with sea salt flakes, ground pepper, and your favorite spices. Bake at 450 degrees on the top shelf of the oven for about 20 minutes, watching will they turn a delicate brown.
Fried eggs end up with a crispy outer edge and turn out beautiful fried in olive oil instead of butter.
Olive Lunch & Dinner Recipe Ideas
Bruschetta brushed with olive oil and toasted, then add your favorite toppings from eggs to sausage, tomatoes to peppers, ham to thinly sliced chicken and then drizzle with olive oil and your favorite spices and toast till a delicate brown in the oven.
Try sautéing your vegetables for soup in olive oil instead of butter, it really brings out the flavor of the vegetables without heaviness of butter.
Try tossing fresh pasta just in olive oil, adding your favorite cooked vegetables, and dusting with Parmesan cheese to finish it off.
Use olive oil when preparing your next batch of refried beans instead of using bacon grease, they retain their great flavor and are a lot more nutritous.
Pizza, calzone, and foccaccia taste that much better when the pizza sheet is coated in olive oil and the stretched dough is brushed with olive oil before adding your trimmings.
Try your favorite spaghetti with olive oil, chili peppers, and garlic makes it simple but so tasty, especially if it’s fresh pasta.
From aioli to salad dressings olive can’t be beat for making the tastiest dressings.
Try making Parmesan artichoke hearts, coating the artichoke hearts in olive oil and then dusting with Parmesan cheese and your favorite spices. Bake in a 350-degree oven till the artichoke hearts are slightly browned.
Try your favorite hummus recipe with olive oil and mix in some Chipotle peppers for an extra kick.
Try basting your next turkey or chicken with olive oil mixed with your favorite spices, it helps retain the moisture much better than butter.
Make your next battered Monte Cristo sandwich frying in olive oil instead of butter, good for your body and it tastes so good.
Fish baked or fried in olive oil tastes so good and imparts a delicate flavor and lets the taste of the fish come through.
Olive Oil Dessert Recipe Ideas
Do you want to make your chocolate chip cookies amazing? Try olive instead of butter in your next batch. Also try dusting your chocolate chip cookies before you bake them with sea salt, the sea salt brings out the flavor of the chocolate that much more.
Try your favorite cake recipe with olive oil instead of butter. One of our infused olive oils works so well your lemon pound cake, the same with any dessert recie that calls for citrus or berries, try one of Tastealotta’s infused olive oils, so yummy!
Do you want to make your next brownie recipe to die for? Try olive oil instead of butter. Want to use up the leftovers of peanut butter cookies, try crumbling them and swirling them in the batter before baking.
I hope we have inspired you today to be creative in your kitchen with your breakfast recipes and throughout the day to pack extra nutrition and taste into recipes using Tastealotta olive oil and Tastealotta infused olive oils. Bon Appetit!