We love to cook from scratch as much as we can and that also means creating our very own vinaigrette for the salad or roasting pumpkins and veggies. Since both my hubby and I are very health conscious and try to eat very little bad fats, we always look for Extra Virgin Olive Oil for our dinners and when I was asked to check out the new Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil “Robust Flavor”, I didn’t even think twice.
I have to admit, I’ve seen Pompeian many times at the store and many times I grabbed a cheaper Olive oil on the shelf; I never really thought that the quality would be that much of a difference and boy was I wrong.
We created a simple dinner the other night just to see how simple it would be to include the Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive oil into our dinner routine and to our surprise we loved the Pompeian Oil in every single dish; we marinated our pork chops in the oil along with a few spices and herbs; it turned out amazing; we also roasted a butternut squash with a little oil, salt and pepper; turned out fantastic and then we summed it up with a salad and used the Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the vinaigrette and it was the perfect touch.
Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is so versatile
According to my husband “Dang.. this stuff is pretty darn good, babe”… Well, that says a lot; he is a salad freak and loves dressings and oils, but he hasn’t come across one that was like Pompeian and I kind of have to buy it from now on; he won’t allow anything else in the house.
Check out our delicious dinner, that was super fast, full of flavor and on a budget, thanks to Pompeian. I look at it spend a little more on the oil and get all the flavor and you won’t have to buy extra seasoning packs down the road.. YUP.. that’s about it. I’m in love.. can’t stop talking…LOL.
Butternut Squash in the oven with Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cut your squash or veggie into bite size pieces; preheat your oven to about 400F; drizzle some Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the veggies, add salt and pepper to taste and put in the oven till tender, about 15 minutes or so.
Marinade your Pork Chops with Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Make a simple marinade for your Pork Chops; add some Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, fresh parsley, lime juice, garlic, Salt, Pepper and Italian Seasoning to a plastic baggie; mix well; add your meat and let marinate for 30 minutes to 24hrs; I usually use my Vacuum sealer to marinate, but didn’t have time and the 30 minutes already turned the meat out very tasty.
Salad Vinaigrette with Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Mix Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, mustard, red wine vinegar, fresh parsley, salt, pepper to taste in a bowl; we never measure, just toss it all in a bowl, taste and either it is great or we add more “stuff”.. very simple, but always very flavorful and you know exactly what ingredients you have in your food.
There you have it.. a simple dinner from side dish,to meat and a salad all created with Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive oil, who would have thought that one oil would cover all these amazing flavors from fresh like in a salad or cooked like the meat. I’m loving it and if you are looking for more ideas to use Pompeian in, be sure to visit their recipe box on the web (you can even make dessert… whaaaa.. I missed that till now, my kitchen will get a workout, that’s for sure).
Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is committed to freshness from harvest to table ensuring that only the finest olives are selected. Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is extremely low in acidity, which accounts for its robust taste and heady fragrance. The nuances of the flavor can be especially enjoyed in dressings, salads, vinaigrettes or as a table condiment for dipping bread of crudité.
What would you dish up with Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil?
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