Cook and Bake with Avocado Oil: 4 Tasty Summer Recipes
Avocado oil is amazing! It’s so incredibly versatile – not only is it good for you, it’s also suitable to use for a range of cooking methods from frying to roasting, braaing to drizzling, dipping and even baking. The Westfalia range of avocado oils includes a plain avocado oil, as well as delicious flavoured oils, including butter, lemon and garlic. Read on and we’ll show you how to cook and bake with avocado oil.
Health Benefits of Avocado Oil
Avocado oil contains monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid (oleic acid ), which is known to have several positive effects that contribute to overall health, such as lowering blood pressure, protecting cells from free radicals and improving brain function.
Avocado oil is also a source of omega-3 fatty acids and it contains healthy, plant-based unsaturated oil components that provide an efficient source of energy.
It is also naturally cholesterol-free, vegan-friendly and has earned the South African Heart and Stroke Foundation’s mark of approval.
Cook and Bake with Avocado Oil
We’ve created these delicious recipes to inspire you. They’re easy to prepare and all have the benefits of healthy avocado oil. Plain Avocado Oil has a neutral flavour, which means it works well in a variety of cooking methods, including baking. Westfalia’s Flavoured Avocado Oils add a subtle flavour to dishes that we just love.
Baba Ganoush with Sesame Lavash
Featuring: Westfalia Plain Avocado Oil
This traditional Middle Eastern dish is a mezze favourite. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make and delighted by the incredible flavour. Drizzle with Westfalia Plain Avocado Oil and serve with crisp sesame lavash breads for dipping. It’s a surefire favourite for entertaining this summer.
Nutty Grain Salad with Bacon, Egg and Avo Oil Mayo
Featuring: Westfalia Garlic Flavoured Avocado Oil
Grains are such a great source of protein and are full of flavour when treated right. We love this use of local stampkoring with chickpeas and lentils – it’s a powerhouse lunch for sure. Add crispy bacon, a perfectly poached egg and a creamy Westfalia Garlic Flavoured Avocado Oil mayo dressing and you have one seriously tasty dish that will satisfy even the biggest hunger.
Lemon, White Chocolate and Ricotta Polenta Cake with Caramel Sauce
Featuring: Westfalia Butter Flavoured Avocado Oil
With the ever-increasing cost of butter, Westfalia’s Butter Flavoured Avocado Oil is a revelation. Add a fabulous buttery flavour to bakes such as this cake, which made with lemon and white chocolate and has a decadent caramel drizzle. We simply can’t get enough of it!
Lemon Crinkle Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing
Featuring: Westfalia Lemon Flavoured Avocado Oil
Teatime is probably our favourite time of day and there should be no such thing as tea without cookies. These Lemon Crinkle Cookies are so pretty and we love that they take that shape and look all on their own. You can opt to leave off the cream cheese icing if you are short on time but it adds such a lovely dimension that it’s really worth making. Westfalia Lemon Flavoured Avocado Oil adds a subtle citrus flavour that complements the cream cheese icing beautifully.
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