Argan oil has been around for centuries as nomads scoured the Moroccan landscape for safe havens and bountiful foods. Native people found that the nuts from the argan tree created an oil that was useful for both cosmetic and culinary purposes. Currently, you can discover the secrets hidden in argan oil with these simple recipes.
Do you like cooking with oil? Keep argan oil away from the stove because it has a very low, smoking temperature. Similar to truffle oil, argan oil is meant to be a drizzled ingredient into your favorite salads and side items. Try these recipes on your next culinary adventure.
Mix up these ingredients into one bowl, including:
- Argan oil
This combination turns into amlou, which is a dip that’s popular in Morocco. For the best taste, try roasting the almonds first. Some people simplify the recipe even further to include only the almonds, argan oil and honey. Try this recipe in several different configurations to discover your best taste.
The easiest recipe with argan oil is the tomato salad. Cut tomatoes into thin slices, and rest them on a decorative plate. Drizzle argan oil over them before eating.
There are several variations on this recipe, such as adding in anchovies or mozzarella slices. Serving argan oil with a fruit, cheese and protein is truly a reflection of a traditional dish served many years ago. You’ll also benefit from the oil’s main components, such as omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.
Pull these ingredients from your pantry, such as:
- White, balsamic vinegar
- Argan oil
- Fresh mint
- Fresh tarragon
Place the nuts into a food processor to break them down into smaller chunks. Combine all of these ingredients together to form a unique salsa. Serve with bread or chips. You’ll have a flavor unlike any other in your mouth.
Whether you make or buy your own hummus, this chickpea delight is always a good match with pita bread or other grains. Enhance your basic hummus with argan oil. The nutty flavor will pop in your mouth, which makes it a favorite for small gatherings.
Goat Cheese Bread
Gather these ingredients from your kitchen, including:
- Baguette bread
- Goat cheese, rounds
- Argan oil
Lightly toast the bread in sliced sections. Drizzle argan oil onto the bread. Place one slice of goat cheese on top of the oiled bread.
Grill the bread until the cheese starts to melt. Eat immediately to taste all of the flavors bursting from the snack.