• Chef's Tip: Swapping Butter for Olive Oil

January 01, 2016

Olive Oil Instead of Butter

Drizzling olive oil on vegetables or using it in salad dressings has become commonplace in most kitchens, but that’s just the beginning. Mediterranean cuisine calls for drizzling fresh olive oil on almost everything; it is kept on the table as a condiment to drizzle on bread, soup, cooked fish and meat, vegetables. Olive oil is an easy and delicious substitute for butter in baking. Try your favorite cake baked with olive oil instead of butter; you’ll get a moist cake with fewer calories.

Butter to Olive Oil Conversion Chart 

Butter Olive Oil
1 teaspoon 3/4 teaspoon
1 tablespoon 2 1/4 teaspoons
1/4 cup 3 tablespoons
1/3 cup 1/4 cup
1/2 cup 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
2/3 cup 1/2 cup
3/4 cup 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon
1 cup 3/4 cup



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