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Olive oil regularly takes a spin inside the sauté pan and graces many an arugula leaf with its presence - but ever tried a drizzle on top of your sundae?
Take an (oily) dip of faith into summer with the Coldani family, who have grown and produced Calivirgin olive oil in the San Joaquin Valley of California for the past 70 years.
Five Inventive Summer Uses for Olive Oil: The Coldani Family
We love to toss some juicy watermelon squares and ripe strawberry slices into a bowl and then drizzle thick, velvety balsamic vinegar, along with a splash of a basil-infused olive oil over the top. The hidden basil flavor is what surprises the taste buds and we always get compliments for our unique take on fruit salad."
2. Spicy popcorn for movie night
As a healthy alternative to butter, we pop up bowls of popcorn and drizzle jalapeno-infused olive oil on top for an unctuous and spicy kick."
3. Summer glow with olive oil
After a day in the sun or at the beach, extra virgin olive oil mixed with a little lemon juice and coarse salt makes for a refreshing and healing scrub and summer moisturizer. Whenever we cook, we always drizzle a little bit of oil on our hands for a quick and easy way to keep our hands soft."
4. We scream for ice cream(!)
Although everyone thinks of olive oil as traditionally enjoyed on bread, drizzled over fresh mozzarella or poured over a savory soup, it is delicious drizzled over ice cream with some sea salt sprinkled on top. Trust us - this sweet treat makes for the perfect summer indulgence."
5. Olive oil and friends
Sometimes we’ll rate the oils based on taste and color, or maybe even do a blind tasting to guess where the oils are from. It’s a delicious spin on a get together with friends - and with a plenty of fresh, crusty French bread for dipping and lots of wine, everyone leaves happy."
Favorite use of olive oil? Dip in the comments section, if you please.
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