3 Salads to Make with Gaea Olive Oil and Devour Before the Summer Ends
Another summer is nearly gone in a flash. But before we say farewell to the sunny season, we’re basking in the bounty of perfect fruits and veggies. Sweet corn, tomatoes, stone fruits and more are at their most intensely delicious right this instant. There’s no better way to celebrate the last lazy days. (Ok, open a bottle of rosé and take your salad outside!)
Here are three salads we’re tossing together in our kitchens. A drizzle of Gaea extra-virgin olive oil is the “special sauce” that creates a cohesive, elegant dish and makes the flavors sing. Gaea really does transform a salad from a plate of veggies to something extraordinary. Plus, studies show eating healthy fats like Gaea with veggies helps our bodies digest their many nutrients.
Each Gaea oil brings its own unique array of flavors and aromas, which means that each olive oil contributes differently to a dish. As a general rule, milder olive oils compliment milder dishes, while more pungent varieties can stand up to bolder flavors and really shine. A green, fruity oil with medium intensity and a bit of bitterness is a perfect match for a peppery arugula—which is why we’re pairing our award-winning Gaea DOP Kalamata, a monovarietial Koreniki, with a bright arugula, corn and feta salad. A more sweet, mild salad, like the peach and avocado recipe below, begs for a delicate oil like the Gaea P.G.I. Vranas. It’s made from the olives of ancient Agriella trees in Lesvos, and has beautiful, balanced tropical notes.
Here are three salads that are super simple to make and unquestionably delicious, plus the Gaea oils that elevate them. Serve the salads beside whatever you’re grilling or make them lunch. Be the host(ess) with mostess, or keep your creations all to yourself.
PS: If they don’t sell Gaea yet in your local grocery store, you can purchase some online. We ship all across the country!