Olivado has the goodness of seven extra virgins

THURSDAY 11TH JUNE 2015


Sesame, Peanut and Sweet Almond added to the range.

Would you have a different salad dressing recipe for every day of the week? Make this summer the season of salads by growing your repertoire of dressings, using each of Olivado’s Seven Extra Virgins. New Zealand’s original avocado oil producer has introduced three new oils to their range: Olivado Extra Virgin Sesame, Extra Virgin Sweet Almond and Extra Virgin Peanut Oils.

Each has been produced from cold pressing raw seeds or nuts, retaining the health properties of sesame, peanuts and almonds. Used for Asian and Middle Eastern cooking, the new oils imbue delicious flavour and aroma to fresh summer vegetables.

These extra virgins join their four older sisters; Olivado Extra Virgin Avocado, Olive, Macadamia Nut and Coconut. Here are some ideas for a different salad every day of the week.

Monday: Whisk Olivado Extra Virgin Coconut Oil with honey and lemon juice. Combine with fresh cut pineapple pieces, goat’s feta and mint. Serve with BBQ chicken.

Tuesday: Combine Olivado Extra Virgin Peanut Oil with Olivado Extra Virgin Sesame Oil, rice wine vinegar, grated palm sugar, soy sauce and whisk. Add salad leaves, shredded cabbage, mint, coriander and crushed peanuts.

Wednesday: Mix Olivado Extra Virgin Avocado Oil with white balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Toss through sliced avocado, segmented ruby grapefruit and cos lettuce leaves.

Thursday: Whisk Olivado Extra Virgin Macadamia Nut Oil with lemon juice, white wine vinegar, wholegrain mustard, brown sugar and crushed garlic. Add roasted kumara, orange segments and mint. Season.

Friday: Make a classic French dressing with Olivado Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, crushed garlic and wholegrain mustard. Serve with your favourite salad leaves.

Saturday: Combine Olivado Extra Virgin Sesame Oil with rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, kecap manis and ground sesame seeds. Mix with mayonnaise and drizzle over seared tuna loin which has been rolled in black and white sesame seeds before cooking. Serve with watercress.

Sunday: Mix Olivado Extra Virgin Sweet Almond Oil with apple cider vinegar, season. Serve with poached chicken, toasted almond slivers and grapes.

Used in dressings, each oil provides delicate flavour yet powerful health benefits. Antioxidant-rich Extra Virgin Sesame is believed to improve the body's ability to regulate blood sugar and fats.

In a study of people with high blood pressure on medication, 35ml of extra virgin sesame oil was used as the only edible oil for 45 days, and saw the participant’s blood pressure reduced to normal; 45 days without sesame oil and their blood pressure returned to previous levels.

A significant reduction in body weight was also noted; which returned to previous levels after 45 days without the sesame oil. In addition, sodium levels decreased and potassium levels increased significantly with the sesame oil regime.

Olivado’s healthy and delicious range of extra virgins are now available in 250ml bottles from Countdown, and coming soon to New World and all good food stores from $6.65 for the EV Peanut Oil to $8.75 for the EV Sesame Oil and Sweet Almond Oil.