Whether you're a beginner in the kitchen or a seasoned chef, having a selection of pantry staples ensures that you always have the foundation for a variety of dishes. Learn more about some of our pantry essentials!
Olive Oil: Olive oil is a fundamental ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine and a versatile cooking medium. It adds depth of flavor to sautés, dressings, and marinades. Our Joy and Vitality extra virgin olive oil is perfect for any kitchen.
Salt: Salt is a basic seasoning that enhances the flavor of ingredients and brings balance to dishes. Opt for kosher salt or sea salt, as they have a clean taste and are less processed than table salt. Having both fine and coarse salt on hand allows you to control seasoning during cooking and finishing.
Black Pepper: Freshly ground black pepper adds a subtle kick to dishes and complements a wide range of flavors. Grinding pepper just before use ensures maximum aroma and taste.
All-Purpose Flour: Flour is a pantry staple used in baking, thickening sauces, and making homemade pasta. All-purpose flour is versatile and suitable for most recipes.
Rice: Rice is a staple in many cuisines worldwide and serves as a versatile side dish or base for main courses. Options like long-grain white rice, brown rice, and basmati rice provide different textures and flavors to suit various recipes.
Herbs and Spices: Having a variety of dried herbs and spices allows you to elevate the taste of your dishes. Some essential herbs and spices include oregano, basil, thyme, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, and bay leaves. Our Elevate Mediterranean spice blend is a combination of marjoram, rosemary, minced garlic, minced onion, basil, oregano, and crushed red pepper.
Onions and Garlic: Onions and garlic are aromatic vegetables that form the foundation of many recipes. They add flavor to sautés, soups, sauces, and marinades. Stock up on different varieties like yellow onions, red onions, and garlic bulbs.
Vinegar: Vinegar adds tanginess and brightness to dressings, marinades, and sauces. Keep a bottle of balsamic vinegar to enhance your dishes. Add our Spark balsamic vinegar to your pantry!
These pantry essentials will help you be well-prepared to tackle a variety of recipes and create delicious meals with ease. Make Olivo Amigo a pantry staple in your home today!