The Good Day Dayton show visited the Spicy Olive in West Chester to learn about the olive oils sold there. Melanie Cedargren, owner of The Spicy Olive, explains the health benefits of olive oil and why buying olive oil that is fresh and recently crushed is so important! Stop in at The Spicy Olive and taste the difference fresh makes!
Olive oil is an important food to have in your diet if you are trying to improve your heart health. Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat, which is a heart healthy fat. Olive oil lowers blood pressure, raises good cholesterol levels and lowers bad cholesterol. It has also be found to decrease plaque deposits in arteries in studies.
February is Heart Health month so this is the perfect time to stop into The Spicy Olive and add our healthy and delicious olive oils to your diet. Your heart will thank you!
The olive oils at The Spicy Olive are full of healthy biophenols that aid your health in a myriad of ways! One of those biophenols is oleocanthal. Oleocanthal is a potent anti inflammatory agent! Two tablespoons of our wonderful healthy olive oil is so good for you and here is a great recipe to make it tasty and easy!
May Recipes Featuring the Flavors of the Month:
- 4 cups kale leaves, washed, dried, and cut into 1/2″ pieces, with tough stems removed
- 2 tablespoons Harissa Olive Oil, Chipotle, Milanese Gremolata, Tuscan Herb or Blood Orange could also be used
- 1 teaspoon paprika (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
In a large bowl toss the kale with Harissa olive oil, paprika, and salt. Arrange the leaves in a single layer on the baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake until crisp and beginning to turn golden-brown at the edges, about 20-25 minutes
The Spicy Olive’s Shrimp Scampi
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 Tablespoons butterSaute onion or shallot in Milanese Gremolata olive oil in a large skillet. Add garlic, salt and pepper, Sicilian Lemon balsamic, white wine and capers. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add shrimp and simmer for about 7 minutes, until shrimp are almost done. Add butter to pan and stir into sauce. This should thicken the sauce, you can add more butter if desired. Serve over pasta, rice or toasted french bread slices and top with parmesan cheese. Delicious!The Spicy Olive’s Citrus Salad
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Mix salad greens and fruit in a salad bowl. Whisk together the dressing ingredients except for the olive oil. Add oil in steady stream, whisking constantly until well incorporated. Pour over salad and serve.
The Spicy Olive’s Roasted Broccoli
1 bunch of broccoli, washed and cut into spears
Mortar and Pestle’s Citrus Herb Seasoning
1/4 cup The Spicy Olive’s Milanese Gremolata olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place broccoli in a ziplock bag. Pour Milanese Gremolata over broccoli and seal. Shake bag until broccoli is evenly coated. Spread on a baking sheet.
Sprinkle with Mortar and Pestle’s Citrus Herb seasoning. Place in oven and roast for 20 minutes until broccoli is crisp tender. Enjoy!
At The Spicy Olive we have always prided ourselves on bringing our customers the freshest, healthiest and best olive oils. As we head into the new year, we will be bringing in olive oils that are even better than extra virgin. This new level of quality is called ultra premium.
February is heart health month! This is a great time to look at the wonderful benefits olive oil has to keep your heart functioning properly. So many people are aware that olive oil is healthy, but many do not know why. Here is a short synopsis of what olive oil has in it and how those components benefit your heart health!
The Spicy Olive
7671 Cox Lane
West Chester, OH 45069
The Spicy Olive
9901 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
The Spicy Olive
2510 Far Hills Drive
Oakwood, Ohio 45419