Cooking & Serving Suggestions




  • Dress vegetables with Loriva Culinary Oils instead of margarine or butter.

  • Use Loriva Fresh Garlic Flavored Oil with any vegetable where you want the flavor of garlic without the fuss of peeling or chopping.

  • Loriva Fresh Basil Flavored Oil is wonderful with asparagus, green beans, carrots, corn, peas, summer squash or tomatoes.

  • Loriva 5 Pepper Hot Oil is a spicy addition to green beans, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, corn, eggplant, spinach, greens, okra, and summer squashes. To control the spiciness, start with a blend of Loriva 5 Pepper Hot Oil and Loriva Canola Oil to find your heat level preference. Also try adding it to your favorite salsa.

  • To make a healthier spread, mix a cube of butter (at room temperature) with 1/2 cup Loriva Sesame, Canola, Canolive, Fresh Garlic, or Fresh Basil oils. Refrigerate to harden.

  • Stovetop dressing and rice or pilaf mixes are enlivened by using Canolive, Roasted Peanut, Safflower, or Sesame oil instead of margarine or butter.

  • Drizzle Loriva Avocado Oil over fruit salad or popcorn. Also perfect for frying tortillas.

  • Wake up bottled spaghetti sauces with two to three tablespoons of one of the following Loriva Flavored Oils: Fresh Basil, Fresh Garlic or 5 Pepper Hot Oil. Add the oil to the sauce just before serving.

  • Zap onions and other hard vegetables for 1 to 2 minutes in microwave to soften before grilling. Drizzle with Loriva Fresh Garlic Flavored Oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and broil until skin and edges are browned.

  • Pack a punch to leftover baked potatoes. No need to peel. Just slice, brush with Loriva Sunflower Oil, sprinkle with dried rosemary and slip under broiler to brown.

  • Substitute Loriva California Walnut Oil for the oil in your homemade salad dressing. Or whisk together equal quantities of Loriva Roasted Peanut Oil and Balsamic vinegar for quick, bold vinaigrette.

  • Put some sunshine in your wok and stir-fry veggies in Loriva Sunflower Oil. Add to cooked pasta or rice, season to taste and sprinkle with sunflower seeds.

  • For a sweet treat, lightly sauté walnuts in Loriva California Walnut Oil. Drain on paper towels and toss in confectioner’s sugar.

  • Need a change from olive oil? Toss cubed feta cheese with fresh ground pepper and a few sprigs of rosemary. Pour Loriva Extra Virgin Sesame Oil over to cover. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks. Serve marinated cheese as cocktail snacks or with crisp salad greens.