Olive Oil Conversion

From Butter to Olive Oil:

Helping you Convert to a Healthier Lifestyle

To transition your meals to healthier and lighter versions, simply replace your butter or margarine with olive oil.
Adding olive oil will add a richer flavour and will be better for you and your family. Use the chart below for some easy to follow conversions for butter and margarine in your recipes.

Olive Oil Conversion Chart:

Butter / Margarine Olive Oil 
1 teaspoon
3/4 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
2 1/4 teaspoons
2 tablespoons
1 1/2 tablespoons
1/4 cup
3 tablespoons
1/3 cup
1/4 cup
1/2 cup
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
2/3 cup
1/2 cup
3/4 cup
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon
1 cup
3/4 cup

Olive oil can easily replace butter or margarine in most recipes. The quantities in the chart above are most useful for conversions in recipes used in baking for pastries and cakes, where quantities must be more exact. It is also important to note that in baking you should always try to use milder, fresher oils (as opposed to robust, bitter oils) or even some late harvest olive oils which tend to have a rounder, "sweeter" flavour and don't have a very distinct "olive" or bitter flavour. These oils can also tend to have buttery texture and a slight sweetness which is better suited for pastries and cakes. Our experts can help you find the oil best suited to your needs and palate.

For some of our own recipes using olive oil and for healthy and inspiring culinary ideas, please go to our Olive Oil Recipes page by clicking here.

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