Perfect Pairing Ideas
At Tasteful Additions, we like to have fun pairing our fresh 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Flavored Oils with our spectacular Aged Balsamic Vinegars. As you might have experienced in the store or even your experimentation at home, the perfect marrying of an Oil and Vinegar can make the flavors just explode!
Have fun trying these suggested "Perfect Pairings" for either Marinades or Vinaigrettes. For your convenience, the typical ratios for marinades or vinaigrettes are listed below.
Marinade: 1 part Oil to 1 part Vinegar
Vinaigrette: 2 parts Oil to 1 part Vinegar
Below are descriptions of some of our most popular pairings!
TRY THESE OUT...
"Sweet Italian": Italian Herb Olive Oil with Lemon Balsamic is herby, sweet and zesty at the same time!
"Wild Mushrooms": Perfect for any mushroom lover, Mushroom and Sage Olive Oil paired with White Balsamic Vinegar. Just incredible!
"The Tropics": You won't believe you're not in the tropics with this unusual combination of Blood Orange Olive Oil and White Pineapple Balsamic.
"The Orange Lover": A true citrus experience with our Blood Orange Olive Oil and Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar.
"The Daiquiri": A fun pairing using Persian Lime Olive Oil with Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar. The sweet tart combination of tastes truly mimics the taste of a Strawberry Daiquiri.
"Fresh Limes": For an exceptionally fresh lime explosion, combine our Persian Lime Olive Oil with our White Balsamic Vinegar.
"Deep Mushrooms": A zesty sweet mushroom sensation by combining Mushroom Sage Olive Oil with our Fig Balsamic Vinegar.
"Mysteriously Sweet": A mysteriously sweet combination keeps everyone guessing. Our Persian Lime Oil combined with our Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar.
"Lemon Drop": The name says it all, it truly tastes just like a Lemon Drop piece of candy. This fresh combination uses our Meyer Lemon Olive Oil and our White Balsamic Vinegar.
"Citrus Lover": Another great citrus experience pairing our Persian Lime Olive Oil with our Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar.
"Little Italy": A perfect foundation for a traditional Italian vinaigrette. Simply our Garlic Olive Oil with our White Balsamic Vinegar.
"Grecian": Your simplest foundation for our traditional Greek vinaigrette. Our Lemon Olive Oil with our White Balsamic Vinegar.
"Sweet Garlic": A subtly sweet combination pairing our Garlic Olive Oil with our Fig Balsamic Vinegar.
"Sweet Basil": A sweet-herbal combination our Basil Olive Oil with our Fig Balsamic Vinegar.
"Uniquely Blueberry": A wonderfully unique combination of Blood Orange Olive Oil with our Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar leaves your taste buds wanting more!
"Blueberry Peel": A unique pairing of Blueberry Balsamic, with our Persian Lime Olive Oil. Unusually fun on with salads topped with fruit or even a fruit salad.
"Zippy Limes": A sweetly citrus combination of our Persian Lime Olive Oil & White Honey Ginger Balsamic Vinegar. Excellent on salads, grilled chicken salad, marinades, & with seafood.
"More Mangoes": The Persian Lime Olive Oil brings out the entire mango flavor from the Mango Balsamic Vinegar. If you love mangoes, it is sure to please.
"Citrus Pineapple": Our pairing of Lemon Olive Oil and our White Pineapple Balsamic Vinegar brings out all pineapple with a touch of citrus flair.
"Havanah Delight": Our Citrus Habanero Olive Oil with our Mango Balsamic Vinegar creates an incredible Cuban Vinaigrette. Try it as a marinade too!
"Smokey Yet Sweet": A little smokey from the Chipotle Olive Oil, and sweet as honey with our Honey Balsamic Vinegar. A little kick of spice makes this pairing very unique!
"Subtle Berries": A mild berry flavor with hints of green notes, our Arbequina EVOO and Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar is great combination for salads.
"Strictly Strawberries": This combination is all about Strawberries. It's Arbequina EVOO with our Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar.
"Just Currants": If you are looking to accentuate the Black Currant flavor, be sure to pair it with Arbequina EVOO. It is all about Black Currants and nothing else, yum!
"More Cinnamon Please": This unique combination of our Basil Olive Oil with our Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar truly enhances the cinnamon with a subtle basil undertone.
"Citrus Cinnamon": A fun combination of Persian Lime Olive Oil with our Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar, experience the notes of all three flavors!
"Sweet Limes": The Persian Lime Olive Oil paired with our Pineapple Balsamic Vinegar makes the limes ever so sweet!
"Sweet Cherries": Our Blood Orange Olive Oil with our Cherry Balsamic Vinegar makes the cherries ever so sweet with just a hint of orange at the end.
"Subtle Cherries": For a more subtle cherry sensation,, pair our Cherry Balsamic Vinegar with our Lemon Olive Oil, the lemon flavor lingers nicely.
"Smoky Sweet Chocolate": Strange but true, this combination of our Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar and our Chipotle Olive Oil is unbelievable! Simple rich chocolate with a smoky kick.
"Orangie Chocolate": This one is all about Chocolate and Oranges. Our Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar is paired with our Blood Orange Olive Oil for a fun taste sensation.
"Ripe Pineapples": Our Basil Olive Oil and White Pineapple Balsamic Vinegar create an initial sweet apple taste sensation with a ripe pineapple finish.
"Nutty Tropics": No, it is not a place but a great combination of Persian Lime Olive Oil and White Pineapple Balsamic Vinegar.
"Very Berry Basil": Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar and our Basil Olive Oil combine for a intense strawberry start with a sweet basil finish. One of our latest favorites, especially on summer salads.
"Raspberry Circus": This combination, our Lemon Olive Oil and Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar explodes with lemon upfront and closes with sweet raspberries.
"Sweet Ginger": A must have combination for any Ginger lover. Our Lemon Olive Oil and White Honey Ginger Balsamic Vinegar combine for a unique flavor profile with an intense ginger finish.
"Simply Basil": Refreshingly sweet. Basil Olive Oil with our Premium White Balsamic Vinegar.
“Spicy Sweet”: White Honey Ginger Balsamic with Persian Lime EVOO.
“Refreshing Respite”: Lemon Olive Oil mixed with with Basil Olive Oil.
“Summery Sweet”: Our Cucumber Melon Balsamic with our Lemon Olive Oil, outstanding on marinated vegetables or a crisp summer salad.
We will continue to add more perfect pairings as our selection of Oils and Vinegars continues to evolve! Be sure to come back to review more combinations very soon.
- asha Waterstreet