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Basil Pesto Bread Sticks

Basil pesto is a flavorful condiment, made from fresh basil leaves. When added to a roll of plain, refrigerated bread dough, basil pesto bread sticks are born!

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I’ve been on a bit of a basil pesto kick lately. Not sure where it came from or why, but I can’t seem to get enough of the fresh green sauce.

Olive oil on the other hand – I don’t know much about. Handsome and I know we need to experiment with a few brands to find one we enjoy dipping our bread into, but we really haven’t been looking for a new olive oil. However, I was really excited when Carapelli asked me to sample their olive oil.

Knowing nothing about the differences between types of olive oil, I am not sure how to review this product. To me, it’s like knowing the difference between types of wine. That’s something else I know little about – other than that they all taste like ‘wine’, just different kinds of wine.

If Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil were a wine, I would compare it to one that was very dry. It has a very pronounced olive flavor that hits your taste buds right away. Neither lacking in flavor or subtlety, it’s definitely not an olive oil for the faint of heart.

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Now the best part about this post? A Giveaway! One 17 oz bottle of Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Try this olive oil and let me know what you think of how it rates to your standby olive oil.

Leave a comment here letting me know what your favorite use of olive oil is, or tips for picking out a new one.

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Sunday 20th of May 2012

I like to use olive oil to dip bread in! I follow you on twitter!!


Wednesday 16th of May 2012

My 3 favorite ways of using olive oil are: 1- Pesto!! 2- Hummus (yum!) 3- Mixed with Parmesan for dipping toasted bread.

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Sunday 22nd of May 2011

These look so good! I love pesto. I have some in the freezer right now, and these are a great use for it. Olive oil - oh how perfect it is. I use it EVERYday! I have a bottle by the stove to put in pans, I have a bottle in the pantry for use in recipes!


Sunday 22nd of May 2011

I follow you on FB! I love Basil infused EVOO. Buy it or stuff a few basil leaves down the gullet of your bottle. Diping really does take EVOO to a whole new enjoyable level.


Sunday 22nd of May 2011

I follow you on my Google reader!