11 Best Olive Oils for Cooking
Zoe ranked “best all-purpose olive oil” among top 11 Best Olive Oils for Cooking
With organic picks as well as budget buys, these are the best olive oils for cooking, health, dipping and more.
We updated this article in April 2022 to add more information about each featured product. We replaced some of our original top-rated picks — selected by the Good Housekeeping Institute Test Kitchen, Kitchen Appliances Lab and Nutrition Lab — to reflect new olive oils we tasted and recommend, including Corto, Colavita, Kyoord, Brightland and Costerina.
Olive oil is like wine: Its taste is affected by where the olives are grown, when they’re picked and how they’re processed — and some olive oils taste better in some dishes than others. Lighter tasting olive oils are ideal for cooking with, while more flavorful olive oils are great for dressings. The strongest or most complex olive oils are great for drizzling or dipping.
In the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen and the Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchen Appliances Lab and Nutrition Lab, we use extra virgin olive oil, which is made from pure olives, for just about everything. It has numerous health benefits and proves to be versatile whether we’re making eggs or finishing a dip like hummus. Here are the best olive oils you can buy based on the ones we reach for most in our test kitchens, labs and homes.