Carapelli Olive Oil Review

I really enjoy good olive oil, you might even say I’m an olive oil snob. I’ve tried several olive oils through the years, and I only have a couple brands I seek out when I go to the store. I think I just found a new brand to add to the list.

I recently had the opportunity to receive a bottle of Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, I have to admit I’ve totally enjoyed it. I love the smooth flavor in recipes and salad dressings. Some olive oils have a bitter bite or aftertaste I don’t enjoy, but I haven’t noticed it at all with Carapelli’s.

I also love that it’s organic, and cold pressed. It’s the only kind I’ll use, so I probably wouldn’t have even given it a try if it didn’t meet both of those criteria!

Here’s what I’ve used it for so far:

  • Make several batches of my favorite snack~ kale chips.
  • Saute the chicken and vegetables for my chicken rotini
  • Cook up a batch of fresh from the woods morel mushrooms
  • I also used it as a simple dressing with a little lemon juice drizzled over my grilled salmon salad.

You can also use it for this recipe I shared last week from Carapelli: Citrus Risotto Arancini

Here’s another recipe. I don’t have a photo, but it sounds delicious!

Zuppa di Farro

Made with Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Serves 4-6

  • 3 potatoes, cut in ½-inch cubes
  • 8 oz. can Cannellini beans
  • 4 oz. farro
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 fresh sage leaves
  • ½ cup Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 pints vegetable or chicken stock
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Cook potatoes in half cup of the Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Add garlic and half of the sage leaves; cook 3 – 5 minutes. Add stock and cook for 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add cooked farro, Cannellini beans, and diced tomatoes and simmer another 15 minutes. Finish with drizzle of Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the other half of the sage leaves. Add Parmesan cheese to taste.

So far the olive oil’s been fabulous for everything I’ve used it for! I’m definitely enjoying the flavor. I was a little worried when I offered to review it. What would I say if I didn’t enjoy it? But that hasn’t been a problem!

You can find Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil at grocery stores nation wide. If your local grocer doesn’t have it, ask them for it! You won’t be sorry!

Disclaimer: I received a bottle of Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil to test out and review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review, all opinions are 100% mine.

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