2. Baba Ghanoush
Bored of hummus? Try baba ghanoush. This classic Middle Eastern dip uses roasted eggplant as the base, which is then flavored with olive oil, tahini, lemon, and garlic. Use it as a healthy spread for sandwiches, as a dip for pita or baked chips, or as a sauce for raw or steamed veggies. With minimal prep – the biggest step is roasting the eggplant – this dip can easily add exotic flair to any get-together. Learn how to make your own baba ghanoush here.
3. Blueberry-Melon Salad with Thyme Dressing
This classic fruit salad has a very special twist. Fresh blueberries and chunks of your favorite melon are tossed with a dressing made of olive oil, orange juice, lemon zest, fresh thyme, and honey. The flavor of the thyme balances out the sweetness of the fruit, and instantly transforms the salad into a dish you’d be proud to serve at a fancy brunch. Check out the full recipe here.
4. Sage, Rosemary, and Olive Oil Rub
This super simple marinade and spice rub is guaranteed to bring out the flavor of any meat, whether it’s roasted, grilled, or sautéed. All you need to make this rub is olive oil, finely chopped fresh sage and rosemary, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.
First, rub down your meat with olive oil. Next, coat in a combination of the sage and rosemary. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook the meat with your preferred method. This recipe suggests you pair the spice rub with steak, but we think it would also be fantastic on chicken. Get more details here.