Silky Olive Oil Chocolate Mousse

Extra-virgin olive oil replaces the cream in this dairy free chocolate mousse recipe
Chocolate Mousse

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The delicate extra-virgin olive oil adds a silky texture to this dark chocolate mousse.

This recipe is courtesy of Williams-Sonoma.

4
Servings
335
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 Ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 Cup mild flavored extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons warm water
  • 1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 Teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • Chocolate shavings, for serving

Directions

Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl, set over a pan of simmering water. Make sure the base of the bowl is not touching the water. Stir the chocolate until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and whisk in the egg yolks, olive oil, warm water, and salt, until well blended.

In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar with an electric mixer until frothy. Add the sugar and continue beating until soft peaks form.

Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Combine gently until no white streaks are visible. Carefully fold in the remaining egg whites until well incorporated.

Divide the mousse equally between 4 ramekins or glasses. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, until well chilled. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
37%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
24g
18%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
28µg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
36mg
4%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
59mg
8%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
58mg
4%
Water
25g
1%

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