Saratoga Olive Oil Blog

Myth Busting: Olive Oil Fact vs. Fiction (pt. 1)

Posted Monday Aug 14, 2017 in The More You Know by Alyssa M. Garrett | 0 Comments

"Cold pressed" "Smoke point" "Proper storage" "Aged oil" "Fridge test" "Health benefits"

Olive oil has certainly stood the test of time as a household staple, having just as many talking points as it does uses...but how familiar are you with it, really?

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Hayley Miller - Associate Savantes and Olive Oil Champion!

Posted Monday Aug 31, 2015 by Mary A. Rosch | 0 Comments

It thrills us to announce that this past winter our very own Hayley Stevens Miller, manager of our Saratoga store, earned the title of Associate Savantes from SavantesSimon Field’s extra virgin olive oil tasting program and that just last week she also won the Inaugural Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasters’ Championship in the USA in Chicago!

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Sunday Snack: Smoke Bacon Cajun Steak Rub

Posted Sunday Jun 08, 2014 in Sunday Snack by Jenna Brower | 0 Comments


Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Smoked Bacon Cajun Sea Salt

Summer grilling season is finally in full swing!


Here’s a quick trick for the next time you fire up the grill. Use our Smoked Bacon Cajun Sea Salt as a rub to add a smoky flavor to your favorite cuts of steak. 

 Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Smoked Bacon Cajun Sea Salt

Smoked Bacon Cajun is one of our most popular sea salts - and for a great reason! This natural sea salt is smoked over Alderwood with natural bacon flavor, paprika, chopped onion, garlic, and a touch of sugar. A perfect blend of spicy and smoky, this sea salt will become a staple of your grilling season!


The process: In a mixing bowl, coat the steak with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Rub steaks with sea salt, covering evenly. Prepare on grill. 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Smoked Bacon Cajun Sea Salt


Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Smoked Bacon Cajun Sea Salt


Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Smoked Bacon Cajun Sea Salt

Sunday Snack: Caprese Quinoa Salad

Posted Sunday Jun 01, 2014 in Sunday Snack by Jenna Brower | 0 Comments

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Caprese Quinoa Salad


Looking for a recipe that's simple and perfect for summer? Try this recipe for Caprese Quinoa Salad.

We've adapted the classic Italian Caprese salad by combining it with the supergrain quinoa, sneaking in some nutritious proteins, antioxidants, and other health benefits into an already delicious dish. 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Caprese Quinoa Salad

The process is simple. Just combine cooled quinoa with diced mozzarella, grape tomatoes, and fresh basil then add our Traditional 18-Year Balsamic Vinegar and your favorite olive oil. In this particular recipe, we used our Milanese Gremolata - infused with lemon zest, garlic, parsley, and mint - giving the dish an added subtle hint of citrus and garlic flavors.

Perfect for a summer barbeque or as a light lunch, this refreshing summer salad will become one of your new favorites! 

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Caprese Quinoa Salad

Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Caprese Quinoa Salad


Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Caprese Quinoa Salad 


1 Cup quinoa, cooked & cooled

1 ball fresh mozzarella, diced

1 cup grape tomatoes, diced

1/4 cup fresh basil

1/4 Cup Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Traditional 18-Year Balsamic Vinegar

3 Tbsp. Saratoga Olive Oil Co. Milanese Gremolata 

Salt and pepper, to taste



1. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

2. Cover, refrigerate and serve cool. 

Sunday Snack: Our Top 5 Summer Salad Dressing Picks

Posted Monday May 26, 2014 in Sunday Snack by Jenna Brower | 0 Comments

Summer's here and so is the season of light, refreshing salads! One of the most common questions we're asked at our shops is what flavors pair well for a salad dressings. Welcoming summer, we put a summer spin on this question! Here are our top five favorite salad dressings for the summer season. Enjoy!

Saratoga Olive Oil Co.

1. Basil Olive Oil & StrawberryBalsamic: herbaceous, green flavor meets the sweet, fruity essence of strawberry balsamic!
Serve with: spinach, goat cheese, walnuts

2. Herbs de Provence Olive Oil & Cranberry Pear Balsamicsavory, thyme and other herbs complement the crisp, tart fruit flavor of the balsamic.
Serve with: spinach, craisins, diced apples 

3. Meyer Lemon Olive Oil & Raspberry Balsamiclight, refreshing citrusy flavor joins the fresh, ripe flavor of raspberry balsamic. 
Serve with: kale, fresh raspberries, sunflower seeds

4. Bergamot Olive Oil & Grapefruit Balsamicpacked with citrus flavor from both the grapefruit and bergamot! 
Servwith: arugula, orange slices, and shaved fennel

5. Chipotle Olive Oil & Pineapple Balsamic: a sweet & spicy twist on your average summer salad! 





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