The simplest way is to get involved in the practice of drizzling olive oil over pieces of bread or toasts, eating it as a clothing for sandwiches instead of butter, as well as including it to salads with some salt.
Wherever you enter the Mediterranean, Morocco, Provence, Tunisia, Italy, Greece, Catalonia, Andalusia, or Majorca, you’ll locate people consuming their very own mix of bread and also raw olive oil.
As a Catalan I consume pa amb tomaquet, literally bread with tomato, practically every day: as part of my morning meal, as a treat, or, I confess, when I am as well lazy to prepare dinner. It is the Catalan bruschetta, so to say, and you can prepare it in no time with pieces of bread or toasts, both are fine.
Right here is one of the most standard dish for amb tomaquet. Cut an extremely ripe tomato crosswise, massage the bread with one half on both sides, drizzle olive oil liberally over the bread and sprinkle some salt.
You can eat it plain or add any kind of topping and enhancement you such as: prosciutto-style or prepared pork, cheese, tuna fish, an omelet, anchovies, figs, olives. Despite having a chocolate bar at tea or coffee time, it might appear strange, yet it is tasty.
Other recipes with raw olive oil are authentic allioli, salads with olive oil clothing, cold sauces like romesco, and sopa de farigola or thyme soup. As the Catalan claiming goes: Sopa feeling oli no val un dimoni, essentially, Soup without oil isn’t worth an evil one, suggesting that a soup with no oil is scrap.
Below is the recipe. In a soup pot, bring 2-quart (2 l) water to a boil together with 2 peeled garlic cloves and 2 sprigs thyme. Simmer for 10 mins and drainpipe. Place 1 or 2 pieces of country-style bread on the bottom of each soup dish, drizzle them freely with additional virgin olive oil and also ladle the soup over it. In the springtime as well as summer this soup is also excellent with mint rather than thyme.
Current researches have shown that the health and wellness benefits of the Mediterranean diet are not originated from olive oil alone, but from the Mediterranean diet all at once. So, eat well and take pleasure in!