SOLARGARDENS@AVALON TASTING STUDIO GOURMET OLIVE OILS
We carry all the popular flavours as well as some unique items that will keep you coming back over and over! All of our olive oils are extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs).
Flavour-Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oils
Bacon - Avoid the saturated fat and substitute this delectable extra virgin
olive oil wherever you love bacon flavour! Add sweet, salty and smoky goodness to your warm spinach salads or use to top your potato skins. Add a little salt when cooking to enhance the flavor to new heights!
Basil - Distinctive basil flavour in an extra virgin olive oil. It is perfect for grilling and sautéing or tossing in with pasta. Drizzle it on tomatoes, steamed vegetables, fall soups and soft cheeses.
Blood Orange - Blend with our Cranberry/Pear White Balsamic
Vinegars for a lively, tart vinaigrette. Use in place of the oil in any recipe for a hint of orange flavour. Try in baked goods, add a new twist to Asian cooking or use to sauté salmon or scallops.
Butter - You can still keep the flavour of butter intact but treat your family to better health by using this special olive oil in many of your recipes. Drizzle over fresh bread or a rosemary loaf, or try it with steamed vegetables or grilled fish and of course popcorn!
Chipotle – Chipotle has all the smoky flavor of chipotle (smoke-dried jalapeno chilies), and its heat is primarily noticeable after you swallow. Deep red in colour. Drizzle over focaccia bread or pizza dough, to finish soups, pasta or grain dishes. Use it when marinating steaks or brush it over grilled chicken, seafood or veggies. Pair with our Pineapple White,
Tangerine or Cherry Balsamic vinegar for sweet and spicy vinaigrette.
Chive - Enjoy our chive olive oil as a drizzling oil over roasted potatoes (combine with our bacon and butter for a "baked potato" theme). An aromatic extra virgin olive oil, this is a great topper for potato soup, use to poach salmon or just simply to scramble eggs.
Cilantro Lime - Fresh and tangy combination of aromatic cilantro and vibrant lime. Perfect to zest up your favourite marinades, salad dressings and salsas.
Cumin - Aromatic cumin is used to add an earthy element of flavor with an
almost sweet hint of pine and lemon. A perfect addition to your favourite hummus recipe, any meat or poultry, or also try sautéing with your favorite vegetable, especially eggplant or squash.
Cumin Lime - Take the great aromatic and earthy flavours in cumin and add a little zing with the citrus of lime. A great way to brighten up any Indian, Mexican, or Asian dish, and is a versatile ingredient in a salad or slaw dressing.
Dill - Try this dill flavoured extra virgin olive oil as the perfect oil to sauté salmon or in a creamy aioli for potato salad. A beautifully aromatic oil, it is also great in salad dressings or for roasting potatoes.
Garlic - Try drizzling over roasted potatoes, pasta, or for marinating your grilling meats. Great as a bread-dipper, or for brushing over a warm slice of bread, focaccia, or bruschetta.
Garlic Cilantro - A perfect ingredient for your next salad dressing.
Pair it with one of our citrus balsamics for a flavorful bright combination. A savoury blend that is often described as aromatic and zesty with flavors of sage and citrus, balanced with a subtle garlic attitude.
Habanero - This oil is spicy! For serious hot pepper fans, true flavor of
habanero peppers. This is wonderful drizzled over fish, chicken, veggies or pasta. Drizzle over anything that you think could use an extra spicy “kick”.
Pair with our Lemon, Apricot, Raspberry or Black Currant Dark Balsamic Vinegars.
Habanero Garlic - Spicy habanero provides a spicy kick to garlic olive oil. A perfect combination of heat and sweet garlic that can be used for sautéing vegetables, to cook seafood (add some Meyer Lemon olive oil) or for a marinade for chicken.
Harissa - Is a North African pepper paste staple, containing roasted red &
green chile peppers coupled with garlic, coriander and saffron.
The inviting aromas are perfectly balanced and add a unique smoky and spicy flavour to your dish. Pairs well with our Mango white balsamic for a spicy & sweet combo. Use in stir-fry's to add a layer of flavour.
Italian Herb - This one makes your mouth water! A great combination of
garlic, basil, rosemary and oregano, it's great for dipping, sautéing or used as finishing oil. It has a vibrant herb flavour which would be great brushed on your grilled meats. Also try in pasta with blue cheese, roasted potatoes and on your vegetables. Serve with bread or even drizzled on popcorn.
Jalapeno - Jalapeno chilies brings a touch of southwest flavour to your
chicken, beef or seafood. Excellent for dipping or as a finishing oil for soups, pasta or grain dishes. Use in cornbread. Brush on kabobs, chicken or corn before grilling. Pairs well with Peach White Balsamic, Espresso Dark Balsamic, Chocolate Dark Balsamics and Pineapple White Balsamic.
Jalapeno Garlic - The flavour of spicy jalapeños and garlic ending with a slight slow burn. Great drizzled on pizza or pasta. Add to sautéed veggies for a little kick. Try scrambling some eggs with this oil too!
Jalapeno Lime - The flavor of jalapeños, lime and a touch of heat. A favourite for bread-dipping. Drizzle over any white fish, scallops or salmon
sashimi. Try it as a finishing touch on your guacamole or chicken tacos.
Lemon Pepper - Transform a so-so dish into a meal to remember... perfect on poultry or any white fish, this combination of cracked black
peppercorns and tangy lemon zest will add citrus flavor with a peppery kick.
Meyer Lemon - Meyer lemons are a cross between oranges and
lemons, creating a sweet flavor with less of a bite than regular lemons. Drizzle on fish fillets before you bake or broil. Also excellent on salads, vegetables and in marinades. Lemon chicken will never be the same! Perfect for sautéing shrimp or scallops. Pair with Blueberry or Raspberry Dark Balsamic or Jalapeno White Balsamic.
Mushroom Lovers - Four different mushroom flavors: Porcini, Portobello, Shiitake and Wild Mushrooms. Great with pasta, drizzle on steaks or chicken dishes.
Oregano - Great on pastas and rice. Also use on meats and in sauces. Mix with your favorite balsamic for a wonderful bread dip or dressing.
Parmesan Cheese - A wonderful dipping oil to add your favorite seasonings to or use it on pastas, rice, and salads. It is delicious drizzled over a baguette and then grilled. Popcorn too!
Parmesan & Basil - The flavors of pesto sauce. Try on pasta and rice, focaccia bread or as a bread dipping oil.
Parmesan & Garlic - A wonderful dipping oil to add your favorite Italian seasonings or use it on pastas, rice or salads. It is delicious.
Parmesan, Garlic & Rosemary - A great flavour combination. Try on pasta, in a risotto or as a bread dipping oil.
Persian Lime – Also known as Tahitian Lime. Less acidic than key limes. Fantastic with fish, poultry, marinades and dressings. Great paired with our Dark Blackberry Ginger, Mango or Jalapeno Balsamics.
Porcini Mushroom – For mushroom lovers beware! Woodsy. Earthy. Rich pungent mushroom taste. Known for its versatility, porcini olive oil
can be added easily to soups, salads, pastas or risotto.
Portobello & Garlic - Another wonderful mushroom flavor with the added touch of garlic. Use to grill your cheese sandwich or sauté meats
Roasted Chile - Combination of fruity extra virgin olive oil infused with roasted chili will bombard your senses. Perfect for general pan frying and
sautéing as well as salads and of course, a terrific bread dip. Jazz up the those scrambled eggs. Drizzle over your pizza for a punch of flavor. Marinate shredded chicken or pork for fajitas or enchilada filling.
Roasted Chile & Garlic - Fire-roasted chili flavour with the unmistakable addition of roasted garlic. Use to sauté pretty much any
vegetables for a spicy side dish. Also a great marinade for steak or chicken.
Roasted Chile & Lime - Spicy and tangy, great as a marinade or with chicken, meat and fish dishes. Great on popcorn too!
Roasted Garlic - Try it on salads, for bread dipping, in marinades and
wherever a rich buttery garlic flavor is desired. We love it on roasted and mashed potatoes, and roasted vegetables. It produces divine Sautéed Spinach and Garlic Shrimp, and it is a treat served on popcorn topped with grated cheese. Mix it with Basil Olive Oil for a customer favorite Garlic-Basil blend and it can be softened by adding some light EVOO.
Rosemary - This oil has a light rosemary flavour that is wonderful on salads. Use with many meats and especially great on chicken. Drizzle on tomatoes, steamed vegetables, soups and soft cheeses.
Shallot Garlic - Shallots exhibit a soft onion-type flavour, making it so
easy to incorporate into recipes. With added garlic, this oil is super easy to use. It adds great taste to pastas and salads, or make a bread dip with your favourite seasoning, or sauté veggies in it.
Sundried Tomato, Parmesan & Garlic - A wonderful
dipping oil to add your favourite Italian seasonings or use it on pastas, rice, salads. It is delicious. Drizzle some on a baguette and grill to make awesome crostini.
Tarragon - The French consider tarragon the "King of Herbs," and you will, too, after using this classic, aromatic extra virgin olive oil. Its licorice-like essence is captured beautifully to help you enhance the flavor of chicken, lasagna, fish and egg dishes. Blend with our Grapefruit White Balsamic for a taste sensation!
Wild Mushroom & Sage - The earthy flavor of mushrooms paired with sage. Use on a wide variety of meats, vegetables or side dishes. Add
it to stew or soup. Drizzle on your turkey stuffing! Pair with Lemon White Balsamic for a wonderful vinaigrette.
Zesty Onion - With a little chipotle kick, this onion flavoured olive oil is a versatile option. Don't waste time sautéing onions when you can let this oil do all the work for you! Use this oil when cooking meats, making soups and marinating chicken or pork. Use in your favorite salad dressing or as a bread dipper.
Avocado - Avocado oil is relatively new to the culinary world. Like olive oil, avocado oil is pressed from the pulp surrounding the pit. It is great for sautéing or frying as it has an unusually high smoke point. As for health benefits, it is high in monounsaturated fats and vitamin E. Use it for sautéing, stir-fry, grilling, baking, or as a base for a salad dressing. Add to hummus.
Avocado Garlic - Great for sautéing vegetables or breakfast potatoes. Brush on steaks or chicken for high temperature grilling. Great for marinades too.
Avocado Lemon - With a high smoke point, this is great for sautéing
items such as scallops, shrimp, white fish and salmon. Could be used with a load of freshly ground pepper, sea salt and garlic for a fantastic Lemon Pepper Chicken.
Black Truffle - The oil has an earthy mushroom flavour. A fantastic complement to cream-based soups, risotto, mashed and roasted potatoes.
Roasted Almond - Great for sautéing, drizzling, baking, dipping and
as a vinaigrette. Pair with Raspberry Dark Balsamic or Lemon White Balsamic for amazing vinaigrette.
Roasted Walnut – Our Roasted Walnut oil is produced in France. Adds a rich walnut taste to salad dressing, pasta, grilled meat, fresh baked pastries and makes a great bread dip. Shake up with equal amounts of our Green Apple or Blackberry-Ginger Dark Balsamic Vinegars for an unforgettable vinaigrette!
Toasted Sesame - This sesame oil is tremendous with Honey Ginger
Dark Balsamic or Coconut White Balsamic to make an amazing marinade for chicken or vinaigrette for an Asian chicken salad. Also, try marinating flank steak in Sesame Oil with Honey Ginger Dark Balsamic for a delightful spin on steak. Sesame seed oil has a high proportion (41%) of polyunsaturated (Omega-6) fatty acids and is also a great source of anti-oxidants. It is often used as a flavour enhancer in Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Korean, and Southeast Asian cuisine.
White Truffle - A connoisseur’s olive oil. Makes a great finishing oil for many Mediterranean dishes, in mashed potatoes or try it drizzled on popcorn! It also makes an amazing aioli. A little goes a long way, so use sparingly!
VARIETAL EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OILS
Arbosana - A complex, nutty oil with flavours of fresh tomato and almonds. Fabulous when baking with chocolate or as a drizzle atop soups or a
grilled rib-eye steak.
Argentinian - The oil has an intense fruity aroma and taste. Pair with soups, roasted fish, grilled vegetables, and red meat.
Chilean Arbequina - Chilean Arbequina is often taken by the
tablespoon as a nutritional supplement. Use this oil raw over seafood, vegetables. It is delicious when paired with our Fig, Cranberry, Walberry, Vanilla or Orange Balsamic vinegars.
Chilean Arbosana - Arbosana is often taken by the tablespoon as a
nutritional supplement. It contains hints of apple with a nutty flavor. Light and buttery in consistency, ends with a pungent and bitter-yet-smooth finish. Drizzle over fish or lobster to enjoy the richness of butter without the guilt! Also delicious with breads or in salads when paired with our Blueberry Dark Balsamic, Coconut & Lime White or Grapefruit White Balsamic Vinegars.
Cobrancosa - Cobrancosa complements our Pear and Black Currant
balsamic vinegars as a dressing for salads, or for dipping with artisan breads. Its smooth consistency, coupled with its fresh aroma and flavor profile, makes it ideal as a finishing oil for drizzling on seafood or pasta.
Hojiblanca - This extra virgin olive oil is the sauce makers’ choice. Is an
excellent all around oil. It has a soft, buttery, smooth and sweet flavour, yet ends in a wonderful pepper finish. Stands up well under heat. Brush over vegetables, as a base for salad dressings, or mix with any Balsamic for a sweet, buttery taste.
House Olive Oil - This is a blend of our favorite extra virgin varietal olive oils. You can count on this blend to wow your taste buds and be versatile
with any food. Use as a base for a bread-dipping blend or for your salad dressings, as well as for your everyday cooking.
Koroneiki - Strong rich dark green Greek Olive flavour. Koroneiki is fabulous as finishing oil with any salad, and all vegetable dishes. Enjoy over bean salads, grilled vegetable dishes and meats, and roasts.
Picual - Like many Spanish olive oils, Picual has a medium body, smooth
texture, and sweet, buttery taste, finishes with a peppery kick that gives it an extra layer of flavour. It is an excellent choice for use as an everyday olive oil. Picual works beautifully in sauces and salads, and is a delicious counterpart to the more flavourful balsamic vinegars. For an appetizer, sprinkle it with assorted grated cheeses and spices and use it as a dipper for your favourite crusty bread. When warmed, Picual gives off the sweet aroma of ripe tomatoes.