Find out when it’s okay to substitute butter for olive oil when cooking.

By Lisa Cericola
November 01, 2016

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Want to substitute butter for olive oil in your favorite recipe? Chances are, it will work just fine. Unlike butter, olive oil is low in saturated fat and rich in antioxidants. And unlike other oils like vegetable or canola, olive oil has a unique flavor that can enhance a recipe. We recommend choosing extra-virgin over regular or light olive oils because it is the highest quality olive oil, with more antioxidants and natural olive flavor.

Here are a few guidelines for substituting olive oil for butter:

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