Olive Oil is an Excellent Butter Substitute

Posted on March 12, 2012 by Tommye Solem

Instead of serving butter, an healthy alternative is to fill a small condiment dish with extra virgin olive oil for your bread, potatoes or vegetables. To add flavor, try adding a few drops of balsamic vinegar and some Italian spices to the olive oil. See the butter conversion chart below:

Butter/Margine Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon 3/4 Teaspoon
1 Tablespoon 2 1/4 Teaspoons
2 Tablespoons 1 1/2 Tablespoon
1/4 Cup 3 Tablespoons
1/3 Cup 1/4 Cup
1/2 Cup 1/4 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons
2/3 Cup 1/2 Cup
1 Cup 3/4 Cup


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