Smoky, subtly spicy chipotle chilies infuse into extra virgin olive oil for a zesty kick in June’s Flavor of the Month, Chipotle Olive Oil.
The smokiness of this oil makes it perfect for grilling meat, fish, and vegetables.
It’s the least spicy of our pepper-infused oils, and even for people who don’t like spicy foods find themselves reaching for the bottle of Chipotle Olive Oil when they cook!
It’s one of our favorite oils to get creative with when it comes to pairings. We (of course) love the more traditional flavor combinations, like Oregano or Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar or Traditional 18 Year Balsamic Vinegar. But Chipotle Olive Oil really shines when you start to experiment! Pair it with our sweeter vinegars for that classic sweet & spicy combination. We love it with Raspberry, Espresso, Vermont Maple, and Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar. If you’re in love with our white balsamic vinegars, try it with Mango, Peach, or Golden Pineapple White Balsamic Vinegar.
Chipotle Olive Oil is one of our most versatile oils. It’s great as a marinade for steaks (especially skirt or flank steak), chicken, shrimp, pork tenderloin, or pork chops. Brown ground beef or turkey in it for tacos. Drizzle it over grilled or roasted vegetables such asparagus, eggplant, Brussels sprouts, green beans, or corn. Roasted potatoes (both sweet potatoes and white potatoes) are phenomenal with Chipotle Olive Oil. And don’t forget about breakfast! It’s a surprisingly delicious way to scramble or fry your eggs, make hash browns, or spice up a Hollandaise.
It’s the perfect finishing oil to add some kick to pastas, grain dishes, and soups (especially creamy soups, like cauliflower, butternut squash, or chowders). Add a drizzle to your popcorn along with a sprinkle of smoked sea salt. Stir some into your favorite hummus and serve with tortilla chips and cucumber slices.
We love to add it to condiments to give them a gourmet touch. Turn mayonnaise into Chipotle aioli by adding a touch of Chipotle Olive Oil. Add it to your homemade barbecue sauce for an extra hint of smoke and spice. We even use it as a sort of condiment on its own by drizzling it on pizza instead of using red pepper flakes!
And it makes a fantastic vinaigrette, especially for salads with a heartier protein like steak, shrimp, scallops, or portobello mushrooms. Pair it with one of the white balsamic vinegars listed above if you’re looking for a brighter, more acidic vinaigrette. But if you want a sweeter dressing, try using one of our dark balsamic vinegars.
What’s your favorite way to use Chipotle Olive Oil? Leave a comment and share your ideas!