Dressings and dips

Carbonell Extra Virgin is delicious in salads, for example, as a base for dips and dressings or as a seasoning in various dishes. We have 10 easy cooking tips for your collection. Learn how a classic example of how to make dressing a soup or pasta sauce tastes great on your dishes with olive oil!

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  • Always add a dash of olive oil to your pasta

    After cooking, never leave your pasta ‘dry’ – stir in a dash of Carbonell extra virgin olive oil. This will stop your pasta sticking. You can also use Carbonell extra virgin olive oil to give your pasta sauce a touch of extra flavour.

  • Add flavour to pasta sauces and soups

    Always add a dash of Carbonell extra virgin to your pasta sauces or soups for a delicious extra taste dimension!

  • Make the tastiest dressings quickly and easily

    A good dressing means a delicious salad. And it’s not at all difficult. The basis of every healthy dressing is Carbonell extra virgin olive oil, vinegar and a pinch of pepper and salt.

  • How do you make a vinaigrette?

    You can make a classic French dressing (vinaigrette) with 6 tablespoons of Carbonell extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, a teaspoon of mustard, a teaspoon of capers, a pinch of salt and pepper and a teaspoon of honey or sugar if required. Mix together all the ingredients except the olive oil and then add the olive oil (slowly) at the end. This will help the vinaigrette to thicken. You can make your vinaigrette even tastier by replacing the vinegar with Carbonell white wine vinegar!

  • Boil or steam vegetables

    When boiling or steaming cauliflower, beets or other vegetables, add a teaspoon or two of white vinegar to the water to help them keep their color. This will also improve their taste, and reduce gassy elements. This also works when cooking beans and bean dishes.

  • Mixed salad with olives

    Cut 2 red peppers and 2 yellow peppers into strips. Then chop an onion, 1 stick of celery and 2 tomatoes. Mix the vegetables and 20 Carbonell stoned black olives and 20 stoned green olives in a bowl. Finally, stir in a vinaigrette made with 3 tablespoons of Carbonell extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon of Carbonell white wine vinegar, 1 finely-chopped clove of garlic and a pinch of sugar, pepper and salt.

  • Serve olives as appetisers

    You can also enjoy Carbonell olives as appetisers with drinks! Any of the Carbonell olives are suitable. They are delicious with a piece of cheese or salami, for example.

  • Olives with lemon and thyme

    Delicious with drinks or as tapas! You need: 300 grams of Carbonell unstoned green olives, the grated zest of 1 lemon, 7 tablespoons of Carbonell extra virgin  olive oil, 1 red pepper (cut into strips, seeds removed) and 1 tablespoon of chopped thyme. Mix all the ingredients together and allow to marinate for at least 24 hours.

  • Garnish your pizza with Carbonell olives

    The delicious flavour of olives also works wonderfully on a pizza. Carbonell stoned black olives are perfect.

  • Bread with Extra Virgin olive oil as a dip

    Use Carbonell extra virgin as a delicious dip for baguettes! It’s even tastier with a little (sea) salt.

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