GET TO KNOW THE WILLOW CREEK’S FLAVOURED EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL RANGE.

By: Dané Cilliers

Often, we receive queries from clients asking for advice about the use of the Willow Creek flavoured extra virgin olive oil range. Willow Creek offers 9 flavoured extra virgin olive oils. This article aims to inform you that each extra virgin olive oil in the range was designed to take you to Flavourtown!

WILLOW CREEK OLIVE ESTATE OFFERS THE FOLLOWING FLAVOURED EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OILS:

  • Basil
  • Blood orange
  • Coriander
  • Garlic
  • Jalapeno
  • Lemon
  • Parmesan
  • Persian Lime
  • Truffle

The internet overwhelms you with recipes on how to make your own flavoured olive oils at home to keep it affordable, but one thing to keep in mind when making homemade flavoured oils is that you risk the oils becoming rancid when using fresh aromatics such as garlic or chilies.

Willow Creek makes it easier for you to enjoy the benefits of flavoured olive oil by offering our wide range of flavoured extra virgin olive oils.

IF YOU ARE SEEKING MOTIVATION TO PURCHASE FLAVOURED EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, HERE ARE A FEW:

  1. Provides extra flavour:

By blending our delicate Nuy Valley EVOO with natural flavourants, this range is bound to add an extra burst of flavour to any dish. Elevate your recipes with a chosen flavoured olive oil from our range.

  1. Health benefits:

Extra virgin olive oil is already known for many great health benefits such as aiding in lowering bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol.  Our flavoured extra virgin olive oil range offers matching health benefits just with added flavour.

  1. Better recipes:

There is no better compliment than when dinner guests ask for that memorable dish’s recipe. Guarantee that memorability by adding the luxurious flavour of extra virgin olive oil, blended with a flavour of your choice, to your next dish!

NOW THAT WE HAVE CONVINCED YOU WHY TO BUY OUR FLAVOURED EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OILS, LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT HOW YOU CAN USE IT IN YOUR KITCHEN:

  • Basil flavoured EVOO:

Basil flavoured extra virgin olive oil and tomato is a match made in heaven! Elevate your tomato sauce for pastas or pizza with this olive oil. But do not feel restricted to just tomatoes- you can add Willow Creek Basil flavoured EVOO to dips, pesto’s, smashed potatoes, scrambled eggs and much more.

  • Blood Orange Flavoured EVOO:

Some people have no idea how to incorporate blood orange flavoured extra virgin olive oil into recipes, but they have yet to discover the delicious, citrus flavour this extra virgin olive oil contains. The fruity citrus flavour with slight bitter undertones of blood orange zest makes it the perfect ingredient to bake a unique chocolate cake or to elevate bran muffins. Blood Orange Flavoured EVOO is also great for roast veggies like carrots, pumpkin or butternut. Mix some orange juice, gin and Blood Orange Flavoured EVOO and you can wow your next dinner party guests with a South African inspired Duck an l’Orange.

  • Coriander Flavoured EVOO:

This flavoured extra virgin olive oil smacks you in the face with loads of coriander flavour- and we love it! Add coriander flavoured extra virgin olive oil to any Thai or Asian dishes, make yummy dips or use as a finishing oil to your curry dishes.

  • Garlic Flavoured EVOO:

Willow Creek’s Garlic Flavoured EVOO packs a punch! This is a great all-rounder flavoured extra virgin olive oil that you can add to anything you would normally add garlic to.  Your pastas, potatoes, marinades, etc will be the best it has ever been, jam-packed with garlic flavour.  And who can resist the enticing aroma of onions and garlic frying in a pan?

  • Jalapeno Flavoured EVOO:

Add some spice to your life. Not everyone loves spicy food but for those who can handle the heat – Willow Creeks’ Jalapeno flavoured EVOO is a must-have in your pantry! This extra virgin olive oil adds just enough heat to warm the pallet, but nothing overpowering.  Spice up your salad dressing, salsas, and marinades for the perfect jalapeno explosion.

  • Lemon flavoured EVOO:

Life gave us lemons so we made lemon flavoured extra virgin olive oil and we love it! This flavoured EVOO is not restricted to just ensuring delicious chicken and fish dishes. Add Lemon Flavoured EVOO to whatever your heart desires – sweet or savoury, you cannot go wrong.

  • Parmesan flavoured EVOO:

What is pizza or pasta without cheese? Boring

What is a pizza or pasta with Willow Creek Parmesan flavoured extra virgin olive oil? Your new favourite dish.

This oil is perfect to add flavour to those Italian inspired dishes you love so much and just imagine what a hit you will be with the delicious dips you can make with Parmesan flavoured EVOO. For the adventurous foodies out there, you can even pop your popcorn or shallow-fry your crumbed pork cutlets in Parmesan Flavoured EVOO!

  • Persian lime Flavoured EVOO:

Also known as the Tahiti lime, the Persian lime tends to be both less acidic and bitter than some other varieties.

Persian lime  flavoured EVOO is ideal to add a citrus flavour to any dish. Imagine all the yummy desserts you can make- Persian lime cheesecake, mousse, panna cotta, etc.

This flavoured extra virgin olive oil is also the perfect companion to seared tuna, flash-fried prawns and a classic snoek on the braai.

  • Truffle flavoured EVOO:

Feel part of the upper class with Willow Creek Truffle flavoured EVOO. This extra virgin olive oil is commonly used as a finishing oil in a variety of dishes, including risotto, pasta dishes, pizzas, and devilled eggs. Truffle Flavoured EVOO turns a very plain potato into a luxurious side dish – just think of truffle fries and truffle mash!

If you have not tried flavoured extra virgin olive oil yet, we’ve got only one thing left to say: There’s no better day than today!