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Selo Olive Oil

Celebrate Independence Day – American and Croatian Style – with a Healthy, Tasty Twist of Olive Oil in Your Festive Snacks

Platter of American Independence Day grilled delicacies drizzled with Croatian extra virgin olive oil.

As June comes to an end, celebrations of freedom and unity are just around the corner. Croatians celebrate their Independence Day on June 25, and Americans gear up for the 4th of July. This year, we propose adding an international flair to your Independence Day meals using olive oil. A staple in Mediterranean and Croatian cuisine, olive oil is a tasty and healthful addition to any dish.

Selo Olive Oil, produced in Zadar, near Central Dalmatia, Croatia, brings the taste of the Mediterranean to your table. Rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, it boosts the absorption of vitamins and minerals from your food, making your meals as nutritious as they are delicious.

Grill Your Way to Health and Taste

Kickstart your Independence Day celebration with a plate of grilled vegetables. Marinade your veggies in a mixture of Selo Olive Oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. The olive oil will enhance the flavors and the nutritional value of your dish. Here's a simple recipe:

Grilled vegetables marinated in rich olive oil, a flavorful culinary delight.

Grilled Vegetables with Olive Oil Marinade

Ingredients:

  • Assorted vegetables (like bell peppers, zucchini, and eggplant)
  • 1/4 cup Selo Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Chop the vegetables into even sizes.
  2. Whisk together the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to create the marinade.
  3. Toss the vegetables in the marinade and let them rest for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Grill the vegetables until they're nicely charred.
  5. Finish with a drizzle of Selo Olive Oil and serve.

A Tale of Two Burgers: An American Classic with a Croatian Twist

Put a Croatian spin on the classic 4th of July burger by mixing Selo Olive Oil into your beef patties before grilling. The olive oil will keep the burgers juicy and add a unique flavor. Amp up the Mediterranean flair with a homemade olive oil-based aioli:

Juicy burgers topped with creamy olive oil aioli, a gourmet treat for the taste buds.

Burgers with Olive Oil Aioli

Ingredients for the patties:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup Selo Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for the aioli:

  • 1/2 cup Selo Olive Oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Mix the ground beef with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and shape into patties.
  2. Grill the patties to your desired level of doneness.
  3. While the patties are grilling, make the aioli: whisk together the egg yolk, garlic, lemon juice, and salt. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking until the mixture emulsifies and thickens.
  4. Spread the aioli on your burger buns, add the patty and your preferred toppings, and serve.

Sweet Treats for a Sweet Celebration

Use Selo Olive Oil instead of butter in your baking to create moist and flavorful treats. Try this simple olive oil and vanilla cupcake recipe:

Delicate vanilla cupcakes infused with the goodness of olive oil, a sweet and savory delight.

Vanilla Cupcakes with Olive Oil

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup Selo Olive Oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Slowly add the olive oil and vanilla extract to the egg mixture, beating continuously.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture in parts, alternating with the milk. Start and end with the flour.
  6. Fill the cupcake liners two-thirds full with the batter.
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Let the cupcakes cool before frosting.

Celebrate Independence Day the Healthy Way with Selo Olive Oil

Experience the fusion of American traditions with a healthy Mediterranean twist using Selo Olive Oil. This Independence Day, let's bring a taste of Croatia to our tables.

Ready to transform your Independence Day dishes? Visit our online store now and order your bottle of Selo Olive Oil. Make this year's celebration a blend of freedom, flavor, and healthful eating.

Order your Selo Olive Oil now and celebrate in style!