You may know Olive Oil in a high quality grade is better for you than it’s animal fat counterpart, butter – but how do you make the swap? Let’s go over a few ways you can switch over the butter for olive oil – utilizing Olive Oil in place of other fats will help you lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and even asthma.
Your goal is two tablespoons of high quality Olive Oil – like what we sell at Bodacious Olive – per day – so let’s get to it:
Here’s an overall guide of butter vs. olive oil:
1 tsp butter = ¾ tsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter = 2 ¼ tsp olive oil
¼ cup butter = 3 tbsp olive oil
½ cup butter = ¼ cup + 2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup butter = ¾ cup olive oil
How can you make the swap?
- When cooking meat, eggs, or grilling vegetables – swap out butter for olive oil – our Harissa olive oil has proven especially popular for those who like a little spice in their life, but traditional olive oil works well too. A lot of our recipe blogs utilize the Persian Lime Olive Oil because it flavors so well with most dinner dishes – especially Mexican themed!
- On your salad – there’s no room for boring when you switch out one of our delicious olive oils – such as Orange – to flavor your salads. Balsamic is great here too – but for your two tablespoon requirement of Olive oil – this a nice way to ensure you’re getting your needed content.
- To replace ‘buttering’ your vegetables, breads or in marinates – follow the instructions above to score high on your health meter.