Culinary argan oil is gaining popularity day after day. Its unique properties make it quite a powerful ingredient in salads and other dishes, which adds richness and flavor. It is proven to have many medicinal properties; for instance, it facilitates digestion, helps to lower cholesterol levels, and boosts the immune system. Without a doubt, argan oil is great for your health.
Check out these five dishes that go perfectly well with argan oil.
Nutty Chocolate Topping
Culinary argan oil
Vanilla Ice Cream
Flaked almonds (toasted)
Coconut oil (optional)
Use a double boiler to melt the chocolate. When it is fully melted, add a little argan oil (a teaspoon or a tablespoon, it is totally up to you). Stir continuously to mix the ingredients. If you wish, you can add flaked almonds or coconut oil to the mixture. The topping is ready. Use it before it cools. Just pour onto your favorite dessert, cakes, fruits, etc.
This recipe is very easy to prepare. It’s very delicious. People who crave chocolate will appreciate it. The best thing about it is that it contains argan oil, which is very good for your health.
Tomato and Mozzarella Salad + Argan Oil
3 marinated anchovies
2 mozzarella balls
2 ripe tomatoes
1 teaspoon culinary argan oil
Start by cutting the mozzarella and tomatoes into thin slices. Place them in a dish. On top of them, place the anchovies. Season with ground pepper and salt to taste then sprinkle some argan oil over the salad.
Moroccan Lamb Tagine
1 tablespoon of turmeric
2 teaspoons of black pepper (ground)
lamb – 1 shoulder
1 teaspoon of saffron stamens
1 1/2 tablespoon of ground ginger
3oz (85g) flaked almonds
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
4 oz (115 g) apricots, dried
2oz (55g) raisins
1 pint (600 ml) of tomato juice
2oz (55g) dates
2 tablespoons of parsley
4 tablespoons of culinary argan oil
2 tablespoons of coriander
1 1/2 tablespoon of paprika
2 onions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of honey
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 pint (600ml) lamb stock
3 teaspoons of crushed garlic
Mix together the cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, paprika, black pepper and cayenne in a bowl. Cut the lamb into cubes. Transfer the lamb into a large container and add half of the spices. Cover it and leave in the fridge overnight.
On the next day, preheat the oven to 300F (150 C). In a pan, add two tablespoons of argan oil. Next, add the remaining spices and the chopped onion. Saute the onion for about 10 minutes over medium heat. Add the crushed garlic for the last 3 minutes. Then add ¼ pint of tomato juice, stir.
Finally, add the raisins, dates, apricots, flaked almonds, honey, lamb stock to the mixture. Bring to a boil and transfer to a casserole dish.
While the spiced onion mixture is cooking, in another pan, add the remaining argan oil and the lamb cubes. Cook until they become brown on all sides, transfer into the casserole dish.
When this step is done, cover the casserole and put the dish into the oven.
Cook for about 2 hours and a half. You want the meat to be tender.
Once the lamb is cool, garnish with herbs if you desire. Bon appétit.
1 teaspoon sea salt
8.5 oz (240 grams) almonds
3.4 oz (100 ml) culinary argan oil
Begin by toasting the almonds into the oven or in a frying pan. You need them to be golden brown. To avoid burning, it is best to flip or turn them and stir occasionally. When done, be sure to grind the nuts using a food processor. Next, add salt and argan oil. Don’t put all the argan oil at once. One spoon at a time. Mix well. The last step is to add honey.
This almond mixture can be used in desserts or you can put it on your toast.
Ice Cream + Argan Oil
Ice cream and argan oil go together. Here is a quick recipe to add some flavor to your day.
Vanilla ice cream
In a frying pan, roast the almonds lightly. Add a few spoonfuls of ice cream in a small bowl. Then sprinkle a generous amount of almonds over the ice cream as well as a tablespoon of culinary argan oil. Finally, add some honey to taste. Enjoy!
You need just a small amount of argan oil a day to keep your body healthy. If you make it a habit to use culinary argan oil in your dishes, you will help boost your immunity, protect against cancer and just feel better. We strongly recommend keeping a bottle of culinary argan oil in your pantry and use pure argan oil in your beauty regime to take full advantage of the beneficial properties of the argan oil. It’s definitely worth your while.