It goes way beyond your frying pan.

By Real Simple
May 15, 2017
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