Willow Creek’s New Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Virgin Coconut Oil Blend

 

Leading South African olive oil producer Willow Creek Olive Estate recently launched a South African foodie first,  the Willow Creek Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil blend.

Willow Creek Olive Estate is well-known for its terroir that is perfectly suited to produce quality olives from which the award-winning Willow Creek extra virgin olive oil is extracted.  After carefully experimenting and crafting with virgin coconut oil sourced from a small-scale farmer in Mozambique, they bring you the best of both in taste, health and convenience.   This product gives you all the health benefits of olive oil and coconut oil combined and what’s truly unique is it’s always in liquid form, even during the winter months!  No more hard coconut oil, no more scraping that jar!

Experience its exquisite flavours and use it liberally with your next meal, salad or freshly baked bread.  This blend of oil is ideal for all types of cooking, from deep-frying to baking.

 

Situated in the Nuy Valley near Worcester, Western Cape, Willow Creek Olive Estate produces a range of olive oils and associated products that derive their character, as with top wine vineyards, from unique terroir. The regions lime-rich soil, availability of irrigation water and Mediterranean climate, with dry summers, cold winters and low average rainfall of 200mm per year, make it ideal for producing olives with a complex, appealing flavour profile.

The latest addition to Willow Creek’s range of extra virgin olive oils, olives, tapenade, olive pesto and balsamic vinegars can be found at major retailers and leading deli’s countrywide and retails between R149.99 – R179.99 for 500ml.

I received a bottle from Willow Creek to sample.   love the smell of this oil, as a result, I want to enjoy it in its purest form on a salad or a dip. I also tried it when making a tomato and onion smoor – the aroma that comes when you saute onions is remarkable.  I’m super proud of this product and applaud the Willow Creek team and you will too as soon as you get your hands on it.  Here’s my tip: make a rustic bread or buy French bread and dip it in an Olive Oil and Herb Dip.

 

 

Ingredients:

 

1/4 cup Willow Creek Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Virgin Coconut Oil

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 sprig of fresh rosemary

1Tbsp dried parsley

salt to taste

Mix ingredients together and dip your bread.

For more information, visit www.willowcreek.co.za

Author Info

Thuli

Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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