Olivo NZ

Lavender Infused Olive Oil Recipes

Semi Dried Tomato Bruschetta

Dry ripe tomatoes in a hot oven until collapsing. Toast ciabatta bread and drizzle lavender infused olive oil. Place tomatoes on the toast bread and drizzle again with lavender oil and a dash of sea salt. ____________________________________________________________________

Lavender Olive Oil Panna Cotta

Serves 8 in ramekins

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes


4 leaves gelatine

600ml double cream

200g caster sugar

100ml whole milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste

50ml lavender infused olive oil

Soak the gelatine in a bowl of cold water. Pour the cream and milk into a small pan and add the sugar. Bring to a simmer and stir until the sugar has dissolved.. Remove the gelatine from the bowl and squeeze out excess water. Add gelatine to the warm cream and stir until dissolved. Pour the mixture through a fine sieve into a clean bowl. Add the vanilla and lavender infused olive oil and whisk to emulsify the oil with the cream.

Lightly oil each ramekin with lavender olive oil. Divide the mixture between the number you have. This is quite rich so you don't need too much. Leave to set in the fridge for 4 hours minimum. Turn out the panna cotta by dipping the ramekin into a bowl of boiling water and invert onto a plate. I served this with rhubarb puree.


Other Ideas:

Rub onto salmon skin before searing on the barbecue and drizzle over the top when cooked

Rub into a pork or lamb chop chop before cooking and drizzle a dash more on afterwards. Also lovely on a beef fillet.

Check out the chocolate mousse recipe under orange olive oil and substitute lavender infused oil for the orange.