“ Brand: Asda / Type: Olive Oil „
After trying Pizza Hut's own version of a Greek salad, I decided that I would try and emulate the experience for a meal at home.
Now I am not a fan of olives or roasted peppers, but did discover that I actually adore feta cheese, so after choosing a few other ingredients to make my salad complete the final element would be the one thing I was truly unsure about trying.....olive oil!
Now as I mentioned earlier, I dislike olives with a passion, even though I have never been able to bring myself to eat them, looking small and slimy, I really couldn't comment on flavour.
After perusing the shelves in Asda, I happened upon an oil I really liked the look of, more so for the fact that it is garlic infused, meaning that not only can I now eat it with my Greek (of sorts!), but if it was pleasing to my palate I would be able to drizzle over pasta too, Nigella style!
This particular oil is part of the "Extra special" range, these are products that are considered a cut above the rest being made with the finest ingredients, but still being branded with the Asda logo.
Again not knowing much about the pressing techniques or the aging of the oils I can only tell you what the bottle tells me.
The bottle states that this is an extra virgin olive oil, infused with garlic. This oil is from a superior category and obtained directly from olives via the cold press method.
After preparing my salad i sprinkle a small amount on top, this is easy enough to do and the amount again can be controlled through a small easy pour nozzle.
I was initially worried that this would just taste greasy and not pleasant but I dove straight in.
The first thing you notice is the strong and heady scent of garlic, being big garlic fan this was wonderful, I waited for the greasy aftertaste and was thrilled and surprised not to get one!
The only thing that I assume comes from the oil itself is a slight peppery after taste that was another delicious flavour for my salad.
Price wise this will cost you around £1.80 for a 250ml bottle, this equates to a good few weeks use, bearing in mind I near enough use this everyday on my meals, with my husband even have a slug of it, though his is more self preservation, if I am going to stink he might as well join me!
For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk
Thanks for reading x