It goes way beyond your frying pan.

By Real Simple
May 15, 2017
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Grace Elkus

Martinis are always paired with an olive, so why not infuse the vodka with olive oil? It’s everything you love about a martini, without the muddiness of an olive brine. Trust us when we say its simple, delicious, and very versatile.

Get the recipe: Olive Oil-Infused Vodka

Grace Elkus

Serve this 5-ingredient custard with shortbread cookies and herbal tea for a simple, tasty dessert. Though the olive oil flavor is present, it’s balanced by the acidity of the lime and a touch of vanilla. Garnish with extra lime zest for a pretty presentation.

Get the recipe: Lime-Olive Oil Custard

Grace Elkus

This lovely, mild oil can brighten up a variety of dishes, from a platter of sautéed green veggies to a piece of grilled seafood or steak. You can also use it in place of traditional olive oil in a salad dressing, or drizzled over hummus for a wow-worthy appetizer.

Get the recipe: Carrot Olive Oil