At the Olive Vine Gourmet, we love to mix and match our fresh 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Flavored Oils with our spectacular Aged Balsamic Vinegars. The perfect pairing of an Oil and Vinegar can make the flavors just explode! USE THEM IN EVERYTHING YOU COOK AND EVERYTHING YOU EAT. ENJOY GOOD HEALTH.
Have fun trying these suggested “Perfect Pairings” for either Marinades or Vinaigrettes. For your convenience, the typical ratios for marinades or vinaigrettes are listed below.
Marinade: 1 part Olive Oil to 1 part Balsamic Vinegar
Vinaigrette: 2/3 parts Olive Oil to 1 part Balsamic Vinegar
“Tuscan Lemons”: Our Italian Herb Olive Oil with our Bergamot is sweet and zesty at the same time!
“Wild Mushroom”: Perfect for any mushroom lover, our Porcini Olive Oil paired with our Premium White Balsamic. Just incredible!
“The Fruits of Sicily”: A true citrus experience with our Blood Orange Olive Oil and Tangerine Fig Balsamic Vinegar.
“The Strawberry Daiquiri”: A fun pairing using our Persian Lime Olive Oil with our Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar. The sweet tart combination of tastes truly mimics the taste of a Strawberry Daiquiri.
“Fresh Limes”: For an exceptionally fresh lime explosion, combine our Persian Lime Olive Oil with our Premium White Balsamic Vinegar.
“Deep Mushrooms”: A zesty sweet mushroom sensation by combining our Porcini Mushroom Olive Oil with our Fig Balsamic Vinegar.
“Mysteriously Sweet Citrus”: A mysteriously sweet combination keeps everyone guessing. Our Meyer Lemon Olive Oil combined with our Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar. Unbelievable!
“Lemon Drop”: The name says it all, it truly tastes just like a lemon drop piece of candy. This fresh combination uses our Meyer Lemon Olive Oil and our Premium White Balsamic Vinegar.
“Citrus Lover”: Another great citrus experience pairing our Meyer Lemon Olive Oil with our Tangy (Tangerine) Fig Balsamic Vinegar.
“Little Italy”: A perfect foundation for a traditional Italian vinaigrette. Simply our Roasted Garlic Olive Oil with our White Balsamic Vinegar.
“Opa”: Your simplest foundation for a traditional Greek vinaigrette, our Meyer Lemon Olive Oil with our White Balsamic Vinegar.
“The Herbal Fig”: A sweet-herbal combination of our Basil Olive Oil with our Fig Balsamic Vinegar. For an ever sweeter combination, try the Basil with our Traditional Balsamic Vinegar.
“Blue-Blood”: A wonderfully unique combination of Blood Orange Olive Oil with our Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar leaves your taste buds wanting more!
“Lemon-Up”: A three-way combination of Meyer Lemon Olive Oil, Persian Lime Olive Oil and Premium White Balsamic Vinegar…a tasty treat similar to that of Lemon-Lime Soda.
“Blueberry Zest”: A unique pairing of our Blueberry Balsamic and our sweet and zesty Meyer Lemon Olive Oil.
“More Peachy”: The Meyer Lemon Olive Oil brings out the entire peach flavor from White Strawberry Peach Balsamic.
“Asian Delight”: Our Roasted Sesame Oil with our White Honey Ginger Balsamic Vinegar creates an incredible Asian Vinaigrette.
“Citrus Cinnamon”: A fun combination of Persian Lime Olive Oil with our Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar.
“Cinnamon Blood”: Delicious combination of our Blood Orange Olive Oil with our Cinnamon Pear Balsamic – sweet, spicy and citrusy. Superb vinaigrette.
“Sweet Limes”: The Persian Lime Olive Oil paired with our White Balsamic Vinegar makes the limes ever so sweet!
“Nutty Strawberries”: The Roasted Sesame Oil and our Strawberry Balsamic vinegar create a nutty impact with a long-lasting flavor of strawberries. Fun for an Asian salad.
“Smokey Hot Chocolate”: Strange but true, this combination of our Chocolate or our Smoked Balsamic and our Roasted Chili Olive Oil is unbelievable! Simple rich chocolate with a smoky kick.
“Orangie Chocolate”: This one is all about Chocolate and Oranges. Our Chocolate Balsamic is paired with our Blood Orange Olive oil for a fun taste sensation.
“Strawberry Basil”: Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar and our Basil Olive Oil combine for an intense strawberry start with a sweet basil finish.
“Sweet Ginger”: A must have combination for any ginger lover. Our Meyer Lemon EVOO and White Honey Ginger Balsamic combine for a unique flavor profile with an intense ginger finish.
“Ripened Peaches”: Our Blood Orange Olive Oil when paired with our White Strawberry Peach Balsamic tastes like a perfectly ripened peach. The orange oil sits mysteriously in the background, only accenting the peach flavor.
“Spicy Lime”: Our spicy White Honey Ginger White Balsamic paired with our Persian Lime olive oil is sure to please your palate.
“Peaches and Herbs”: An unusual but tasty marrying of our White Strawberry Peach Balsamic Vinegar and our ever so popular Italian Herb Olive Oil.
“Bittersweet”: The bitterness from our Grapefruit White Balsamic sweetens nicely when paired with our Meyer Lemon olive oil.
“Pucker-Up”: Our Green Apple Balsamic paired with our Meyer Lemon olive oil may make you pucker…but it is sure to please.
“The Godfather”: What more can I say, two of Italy’s wonderful staples. Our Fig Balsamic combined with our Roasted Garlic olive oil, even the “Godfather” wouldn’t pass this one up.
“Pumpkin Streusel”: Our newest balsamic, Pumpkin Pie Spiced Balsamic pairing with our Varietal Olive Oils tastes just like a pumpkin streusel.
“Persian POMS”: Pomegranate Balsamic and Persian Lime olive oil taste like sweetened limes.
“Strawberry Lemonade”: Just as the name says…our Strawberry Balsamic and Meyer Lemon olive oil tastes great on a salad too.
“Orange Coffee”: One of our newest balsamics, amazing Espresso paired with our Blood Orange olive oil, the flavors explode. Deep, rich and citrusy.
“Spicy Explosion”: Our White Balsamic, Citrus Habanero and Garlic olive oils make a delicious spice combination.
“Smokin Hot”: Smoked Balsamic and Citrus Habanero olive oil is hot and smoky.
“Ole”: Our White Balsamic paired with our Persian Lime and Roasted Chili olive oils creates a wonderful Mexican flavor combination. The delicately spicy chilis and the citrusy lime tastes great together.
“The Mediterranean”: Two wonderful staples of the Mediterranean diet or very healthy for you too, our Pomegranate Balsamic and Roasted Garlic olive oil pair nicely together. Garlicky, yet sweet at the same time.
“Dreamsicle”: Remember the Dreamsicle ice cream bar? This combo tastes just like that…pure, spicy and delicate Vanilla Orange Balsamic combined with citrusy Blood Orange olive oil create a heavenly combination. Takes you back in time.
“Butter and Jam”: The combination of our Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar and our Butter olive oil tastes exactly like you are eating a piece of toast with butter and jam.
“Lotsa Lemons”: All I can say is our Meyer Lemon olive oil and Bergamot Lemon Balsamic has a lot of lemon flavor. Definitely a must for the lemon lovers. Also try Bergamot Lemon with Blood Orange.
“The Sicilian”: Who doesn’t love Garlic and Lemons? The Roasted Garlic olive oil and White Jalapeno Lime Balsamic combined makes you wish you were on the Isle of Sicily. Delish.
“Sweet & Spicy”: is what you get when you pair our Pomegranate Balsamic and Zesty Onion olive oil.
“Herbal Spice”: Herby, spicy and smoky are what you get when pair our White Balsamic with our Roasted Chili olive oil.
“Smoky Citrus”: Tangerine Fig and Smoked Balsamics and Zesty Onion olive oil make a citrusy and smoky combo. Great for pork roasts.
“Sicilian Blood”: Our mellowy sweet Fig Balsamic Vinegar takes on new blood when combined with Blood Orange olive oil.
“Pumpkin Butter”: Pumpkin Pie Spiced White Balsamic paired with our all natural Butter olive oil tastes just like pumpkin butter. Yum!!
“Butter Cookie”: Our Vanilla Orange Balsamic combined with our Butter olive oil is reminiscent of an old fashioned butter cookie.
“Orange Maple”: We took our Vermont Maple balsamic and paired it with our Blood Orange olive oil for an unbelievably delicious combination.
“Maple Walnut”: Vermont Maple balsamic paired with our Black Walnut Oil…exquisite.
Of course, feel free to mix and match your own combinations. AND PLEASE TELL US YOUR FAVORITES AND WE WILL ADD THEM WITH YOUR CHOSEN NAME!
*Most varietal (plain) extra virgin olive oils pair well with all of our delicious aged balsamic vinegars.