At Salado Olive Oil Company, we like to have fun pairing our fresh 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Flavored Oils with our wonderful Aged Balsamic Vinegars. As you might have experienced in the store or even your experimentation at home, the perfect marrying of Oil and Vinegar can make the flavors just explode!

Have fun trying these suggested "Our Perfect Pairings" for either Marinades or Vinaigrettes. For your convenience, the typical ratios for marinades or vinaigrettes are listed below.

Always remember this:

Marinade: 1 part Oil to 1 part Vinegar Vinaigrette: 2/3 parts Oil to 1 part Vinegar


Salado Olive Oil Co. Pairings

Vinaigrettes: 2/3 parts Olive Oil : 1 part Balsamic

Marinades: 1 part Olive Oil : 1 part Balsamic


Ham It Up:  Our Honey Ginger Balsamic and Persian Lime Olive Oil make for an amazing glaze for ham, and any other cuts of white meats and fish.

Tooty Fruity:  A fun, flavorful combination of our 25-year White Balsamic and Blood Orange Olive Oil.  Try this with fruit salads, white meats, desserts and more!  It’s an unexpected, novel way to showcase your culinary creativity.

Life on the Beach:  White Coconut Lime Balsamic and Butter Olive Oil may sound like an unlikely combination, but it’s a complete winner when paired with anything.  The creaminess of both the coconut and butter is topped out with the sweetness of lime which makes it a spectacular accompaniment to your table Try it on salads, shrimp, fish…and popcorn!

BerryLicious:  Berries and citrus tend to go hand in hand.  Instead of sticking with the same old blueberries and raspberries, kick it up a notch by using our Blackberry Ginger Balsamic and marrying it with our Persian Lime Olive Oil.

Wonderfully Sweet:  Turn typically boring tropical flavors into a refreshing mouthful of incredible by pairing our White Pineapple Balsamic and Blood Orange Olive Oil.  Try this pairing on a rack of ribs for a new favorite!

What a Great Sweetie:  Strawberry Balsamic and Persian Lime Olive Oil complement each other beautifully in this fresh twist on the typical summer berry combination.  Try it with summer salads, fruit salads, white meats, fish…and even fruit and cheese offerings!

Sweet Citrus:  White Lemon Balsamic and Persian Lime Olive Oil give a fresh burst of sunshine to any of your summer salads.  Get a burst of summer with every bite.  Looking for a pinch of tropical twist?  Try adding a little bit of coconut Balsamic to the mix!

Zesty and Fruity:  Pomegranate Balsamic and Meyer Lemon Oil lend itself to a unique blend of flavors that are fresh and full of sunshine.  Try this on lamb!

Spice in Your Life:  Fig Balsamic pairs beautifully with Basil Olive Oil!  Sweet fruit takes a break with herbaceous basil for a distinctive taste that will bring compliments at the table.  We’ve used this with salads, steaks, chicken, and even bison and lamb.  Incredible!

Tropical Citrus Magic:  Delectable sand and sun flavors in your own backyard.  We’ve paired our 25-year White Balsamic with both Meyer Lemon Olive Oil and Salado House Oil.  Take yourself on a lemon holiday!

Hot Tropics:  White Coconut Balsamic teams up with Citrus Habanero Olive Oil to bring you some sunshine heat.  This pairing will kick it up with white meats and sea food.

Nutty Keys:    Everybody always says that the Key West Islands off the Florida Coast beats to a different drum.  You can bring that craziness home by pairing our Key West Balsamic with our Roasted Walnut Olive Oil.  A little bit of lime.  A little bit of rich walnutty flavor.  Try this with white meats, fruit salads, or just a simple tossed salad.

North Meets South:  Texas Jalapeno cozies up to Maple Sugar with our fun pairing of Maple Balsamic and Jalapeno Garlic Olive Oil.  Pair it with…everything!

Mango Salsa:  What a fun pairing of Mango Balsamic and Roasted Chili Olive Oil.    Use as a vinaigrette, marinade, or toss a fruit salad with it!  A little bit of spice.  A little bit of mango!

Mysteriously Sweet:  This combo will keep everyone guessing!  What’s the trick?  Meyer Lemon Olive Oil and Pomegranate Balsamic.   Shh!  Don’t tell our secret!

Jalapeno Business:  Love jalapenos but want to tone down that heat?  We love our Garlic Cilantro Balsamic paired with our Jalapeno Lime Olive Oil.  It gives a fresh twist on salads, meats, and even as a dressing for fruit salads (we recommend a 1:1 ratio for that one).

Sweet and Savory:  Who would have thought Roasted Garlic Olive Oil had a new best friend in Fig Balsamic?  A little bit of sweet and savory makes it a complete winner for all types of meats and vegetable dishes.

Blueberry Explosion:  This fun, summer vinaigrette is perfect for get-togethers.  Blueberry Balsamic and Meyer Lemon Olive Oil make for a beautifully light accompaniment to all your summer salads.

Basic Grecian:  White Lemon Balsamic and Oregano Olive Oil make for the simplest Greek Salad Vinaigrette.  It also works beautifully as a marinade for chicken and lamb.

Mushroom Spice:  Cinnamon Pear Balsamic and Mushroom Lovers Olive Oil make for an unlikely duo that packs a great taste. Try this original pairing with chicken and pork for a pleasant surprise!

Savory Figs:  Fig Balsamic and Basil Olive Oil blend together for an exciting pairing that goes well with both beef and lamb.

Rich Smoke:  Smoked Balsamic and Butter Olive Oil bring together a rich marinade for beef that’s sure to please.

Cinnamon Citrus Splash:  Cinnamon Pear Balsamic and Persian Lime Olive Oil brighten your table as a thrilling combination, both as a vinaigrette and a marinade for pork and chicken.

Relish It:  Cranberry Balsamic and Blood Orange Olive Oil bring a sweet tart flavor to salads, and as a sauce or glaze for chicken, pork and fish.  Feeling daring?  We love to toss Brussel Sprouts with this pairing before putting them in the oven to roast.

Get The Kick: Combine our Chocolate Balsamic with Chipotle Olive Oil for your pork or brownies that you are going to love.

Heavenly Topping: Try combining White Pineapple Balsamic with Persian Lime Olive Oil to get the perfect taste for summer fruit salads or garden salads. This will be the one to take on picnics.

Smoked Chocolate: How about pairing Chocolate Balsamic with Chipotle Olive Oil and marinating your steaks with this combination before grilling to get the most wonderful, tasty steaks for your friends and family.

Think Italy: If you are thinking Mamma Mia, the aroma of White Pineapple Balsamic combined with Basil Olive Oil will hit the spot. WOW !

Pork Chop Heaven: If you love pork chops, you will love this combination. Pair Fig Balsamic with Oregano Olive Oil to get a great flavor.

Our Little Italy: This takes you into another era by pairing 25 Year traditional Balsamic and Italian Herb Olive Oil. What a treat on your veggies.

Citrus Blast: Rice dishes will never taste the same by pairing Tangerine Balsamic and Blood Orange Olive Oil.This combination is great on pork, garden or fruit salad to complete your meal.

Stir Fry Wonder: If you do a lot of Asian dishes, this is for you. Pair Maple Balsamic and Blood Orange Olive Oil in your vegetables, rice, chicken or pork dishes. This gives Asian dishes a boost in flavor. YUM!

Brownie Delight: Your goodies have never tasted this good before trying Espresso Balsamic and Blood Orange Olive Oil. This will take your brownies over the top, also try making chocolate chip cookies with this combination. If you do a big pot of chili, add this combination to the chili before serving. You will have a super tasting chili.

Our Passion for Salads: Achievement is completed by pairing White Cranberry Pear Balsamic and Blood Orange Olive Oil drizzled over any fruit or garden salad.

True Greek: The best True Greek Salad will be the pairing of Lemon Balsamic and Italian Herb Olive Oil on a garden salad and main dish consisting of fish grilled to perfection with drizzling of Lemon Balsamic and Italian Herb Olive Oil.

The Base: For a great BBQ this summer, take Fig Balsamic and Garlic Olive Oil, either as a marinade or to brush on the meat while grilling. Your friends and family will love you for your choice for the BBQ.

Citrus Lovers: This is a tasty fresh fruit salad by pairing White Grapefruit Balsamic and Persian Lime Olive Oil. Try this combination on white fish, brushing it on while grilling.

More Berries Please: For my pork and fruit dishes, I pair Blackberry Ginger Balsamic with Rosemary Olive Oil. Boy, does this pairing bring out a wonderful flavor to both the pork and fruit dishes.

Chocolate and Raspberry Delight: Try this combination of Chocolate Raspberry Balsamic, Chocolate Balsamic and Extra Virgin House Olive Oil over fresh berries and ice cream for a wonderful summer dessert.

All About Berries: Take your fruit salads or desserts to the top of the chart by pairing Blackberry Ginger Balsamic, Raspberry Balsamic or Strawberry Balsamic and a splash of Meyer Lemon Olive Oil.

Italian Sweetheart:  Blend our Lemon Dark or White Balsamic with our Italian Herb Infused Olive Oil for a fun twist on the typical Italian-style vinaigrette.

Texas Connection:  An intriguing twist on Southwestern standard.  Cumin Lime Infused Olive Oil and Garlic Cilantro Balsamic.

Butter You Up:  This unexpected pairing lends itself to so many possibilities! A mysteriously paired vinaigrette….an intriguing marinade.  Only you will know the truth!  25-year Traditional White Balsamic and Butter Infused Olive Oil.

Let’s Get Crazy:  Pistachio Balsamic and Parmesan Cheese Infused Olive Oil team up for pairing so wild you won’t believe they complement each other!  Soft pistachio notes temper the bite of Parmesan, making it a winner for both vinaigrettes and marinades.

We are always adding more perfect pairings as our selection of Oils and Vinegars continues to GROW! Be sure to come back to study more combinations very soon.

Salado Olive Oil Company

5 Old Town Road

Salado, TX 76571