Conversion Chart


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Many of our customers have asked about using extra virgin olive oils in place of butter for cooking and baking. Those seeking a diet lower in cholesterol, having less saturated fat or using only vegetarian ingredients will find substituting olive oil for butter is an easy, healthy and tasty alternative.

For frying and sautéing, our extra virgin olive oils can replace butter at a 1 to 1 ratio. In fact, with our fused and infused extra virgin olive oils, you will discover many new ways to introduce new flavors in your dishes. For example, have you ever tried Garlic extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) in a stir-fry or scrambled eggs? The next time you tear into a loaf of fresh bread, try replacing the butter dish with a selection of extra virgin olive oil for a delicious dipping experience. To add flavor, try adding a few drops of balsamic vinegar and some Italian spices to the olive oil.

Baking with olive oil in place of butter has been around for centuries, especially in Mediterranean cooking. Given that measurements for baking are a bit more critical, a conversion chart is provided below to help with your substitution.

To substitute olive oil for butter or margarine in baking use the following conversion table.  

1 TSP 3/4 TSP
1 TBSP 2 ¼ TSP
1/4 CUP 3 TBSP
1/3 CUP 1/4  CUP
1/2 CUP 1/4  CUP + 2 TBSP
2/3 CUP 1/2  CUP
3/4 CUP 1/2 CUP + 1 TBSP
1 CUP 3/4 CUP


If the recipe calls for oil, such as vegetable oil (or any kind of oil), simply substitute with any of Olivino’s Ultra Premium Olive Oils.

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