Inspired by the famous sauce from Liguria, Zucchi’s Pesto-Flavored Olive Oil is infused with all the ingredients of homemade pesto, including real basil, cheese, pine nuts, and garlic. This unique oil instantly adds an aromatic and fresh flavor to a variety of dishes in one easy step.

So what pairs well with pesto-flavored olive oil?

In short, this olive oil is fantastic in any dish that you might add real pesto to. Here are a few of our favorite pairings.

olive oil scrambled eggs

Scrambled Eggs

Want to dress up your morning routine? Try drizzling in some pesto-flavored olive oil into your scrambled eggs for an extra flavor boost. Top your eggs with a few fresh tomato slices and some mozzarella cheese and you’ll be on your way to a breakfast of champions!

Check out our How to Make Olive Oil Scrambled Eggs video for a quick tutorial.

Bread & Focaccia

It’s no secret that olive oil goes well with bread. But what about baking olive oil into your bread? With our pesto-flavored olive oil, you can easily add the taste of pesto to any bread or focaccia by simply drizzling it into your dough before baking.

Try our Pesto Focaccia recipe to get started. 


Create a quick and simple dressing for your spring and summer salads by combining pesto olive oil with a little bit of balsamic vinegar. No need to add garlic or herbs–it’s already in the pesto EVOO! This olive oil works particularly well with Caprese salad and Panzanella salad, although we encourage you to let your imagination run wild!

For a twist, try our Spring Pesto Panzanella Salad, which has asparagus, snap peas, and fresh mozzarella in the mix.

Summer Vegetables

Need a fast and easy summer side dish? Simply toss mixed seasonal vegetables like tomatoes, eggplant, and zucchini in some pesto EVOO and salt and roast until tender. 


Pesto is a fantastic way to fancify your sandwiches. Toast your bread with a little bit of Pesto EVOO, or simply drizzle some pesto oil in the middle before serving. One of our favorite pesto sandwich ideas is a Caprese-style sandwich, with mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and arugula. You can also add fresh avocado or chicken to this combination if you’d like!

Broccoli Pesto Pasta - Zucchi Pesto Olive Oil

Ready to start pairing pesto oil with your dishes? Learn about Zucchi’s Pesto-Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil and find a store that carries Zucchi near you!