2 Ways to Use Pasolivo Barbecue Sauce

Our Pasolivo Smokey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce is a versatile sauce with a smokey flavor, a hint of sweetness and a slight kick. The garlic-chipotle flavor and thickness of this sauce is great for BBQ meats, a dipping sauce, or marinade for vegetables.  Here are two special Pasolivo recipes that feature Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce.

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork


• 1 tbsp. Pasolivo California Olive Oil
• Approximately 2.5 lbs pork shoulder or pork butt
• 2 tbsp Pasolivo Smokey Spice Blend
• 1 tsp Pasolivo Kosher Flake Sea Salt
• 1 cup chicken broth
• 1 & 1/4 cups Pasolivo Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce
• Buns for serving

Dry meat with a paper towel and cut into 3 inch cubes. Toss meat with Pasolivo Smokey Spice Blend and Pasolivo Kosher Flake Sea Salt. Warm Pasolivo California Olive Oil in a large frying pan. Add seasoned pork to pan and brown about 4 minutes to get each side. Add chicken broth to slow cooker, then add pork and cook on high for 3-4 hours, until tender. Remove pork from pan and place on a cutting board. Shred with two forks. Place pork in a bowl and stir in Pasolivo Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce. Serve on buns and top with Pasolivo Pickled Red Onions.

Pasolivo Barbecue Beans


•1 tbsp. Pasolivo California Olive Oil
•1 cup red onion, chopped small
•1/8 tsp. Pasolivo Kosher Flake Sea Salt
•8 oz. pork or 4 oz. turkey bacon, cooked crisp, drained and chopped
•1 cup Pasolivo Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce
•3/4 cup water
•3-15oz. cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
•1 tsp. baking soda
•1/4 tsp. Pasolivo Kosher Flake Sea Salt

Warm Pasolivo California Olive Oil in sauce pan. Add red onion and Pasolivo Kosher Flake Sea Salt. Cook until tender and lightly browned. Add remaining ingredients, then bring to broil. Reduce heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes.
*Slow Cooker Option: reduce water to 1/2 cup and, after cooking onion, add all of the ingredients except the bacon to a slow cooker. Cook on high for 1/2-2 hours.
*Can also use a combination of any 3 cans of beans such as pinto, black, lima, or garbanzo

Top 3 Ways To Cut An Onion


Best used in soups, casseroles, dips, stews, sautéing and omelettes.


  1. Cut off one end of the onion
  2. Peel off skin and first layer
  3. Cut the onion in half
  4. Slice in lines towards the stem without cutting through the root end
  5. Keeping the onion together with one hand, slice the onion halfway through the middle, through the lines you cut in the previous step
  6. Cut the onion top down and work your way towards the root


Perfect for salads, stir fries, pickled onions, sandwiches, caramelized onions.


  1. Cut off one end of the onion
  2. Peel off skin and first layer
  3. Cut the onion in half
  4. Slice in lines making your way towards the root


Burgers, onion rings, fajitas, salads.


  1. Cut 1/4” off one curved side to create a flat edge
  2. Peel off skin and first layer
  3. Rest onion on flat edge and slice in lines downward, working your way towards the root

But what’s our all time favorite way to prepare onions, you may ask?

Cooked up with our award-winning Pasolivo Tuscan Olive Oil and Pasolivo Sriracha Sea Salt, of course!

All About Olives!

It can be difficult choosing an olive when they all feature such different flavor profiles from buttery to salty, even spicy! Want to know which Pasolivo olive would go best with your pasta salad?  Tapas?  Martinis?  Learn all about Pasolivo’s flavorful and wide olive selection.









Want to see more of artisanal foods and award-winning olive oils?  Visit us here!


It’s Time to De-Winterize!


Hello Spring!

With Spring quickly approaching (finally!!) it’s not only time for some Spring cleaning, but also time to “De-Winterize.” How do you do this, you may ask?  Pasolivo’s here to help. Check out our top 5 tips!

  1. Bring Some Color In: Enough with the rich red and Christmas greens, it’s time for color, color, color! Adding accent colors to your house is as easy as putting up some colorful curtains, art, or even tea towels in the kitchen. Check out a couple of our favorite tea towels for a pop of color.
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  2. Break Out Some Spring Recipes: With food being such a big part of family and culture, there’s no wonder why some foods relate so iconically to Springtime. Two of our Spring favorites are our Spring Blend Yogurt Chicken Breasts and Citrus Carrot Cake.


  3. Smell Like Spring: The feeling of Spring shouldn’t only be visually pleasing, it should be an all-encompassing, multiple sense-engaging celebration!  One of the most important of those senses… scent! What scents do you associate with Spring? Flowers and freshness?  Try our Lavender & Geranium Body Butter.  Warm, cozy vanilla for those rainy Spring days?  We’ve got you covered with our hand-poured, all-natural Vanilla Soy Candle.46-w4SwQyv7rcq1a-e1550184261500.jpeg….And for some of you that iconic Spring smell might be fresh baked goodies.  Say hello to the mouthwatering scent of Limoncello Poundcake!limoncello_pound_cake_lr-1109_cnv
  4. Celebrate with Some Fruity Drinks: What’s better than celebrating the arrival of Spring than pouring up a few drinks and enjoying them with friends and family?  Two of our favorites are our Olive Oil Cocktail and Strawberry and Sriracha Blended Margarita.shutterstock_606566744_1_strawberrymargarita
  5. Give the Gift of Spring: Help your friends feel the De-Winterization as well by giving them them some classic spring flavors like Pasolivo Lemon Olive Oil and Spring Spice Blend featuring dill, basil, parsley and other refreshing spices.

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If you are looking for additional recipes and products to help invite Spring, you can click HERE

We also offer olive oil tastings at our two Pasolivo locations:
Pasolivo Ranch: 8530 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA, 93446
Downtown Pasolivo: 1229 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA, 93446

We hope to see you soon!


Your Guide To Employee Appreciation

This year Employee Appreciation Day is on March 1st. Did you know that 4 in 5 employees are motivated to work harder when they receive appreciation? We’ve put together “A Guide To Employee Appreciation” to provide ideas on how to say “Thank you”. Our top picks include items that are thoughtful and long lasting, something they’ll get to enjoy over and over again, and that keeps you at the top of their mind.

How will you tell your employees how much they mean to you on March 1st?

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Our Top Employee Appreciation Gifts

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Mini Lotions – Lavender and Geranium and Grapefruit

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A Full Day of Romantic Meals


What’s better than a romantic, candlelit meal shared with your loved one?  A full day of delicious Valentine’s meals! Of course, we all understand if you want to kick the kids out later to enjoy that romantic candlelit dinner you’ve been craving!




After a few cups of hot coffee and some good conversation, treat yourself to a simple, easy meal that’s fun for the entire family to participate in.  Sometimes the best little moments are when the whole family gets a little messy and works together to create something delicious.  Pasolivo Granola with a touch of creamy vanilla yogurt and a fresh sprinkle of blueberries is the perfect way to start the special day with a little love.


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This day should be a combo of laid back AND delicious.  There should be time for preparation of delicious meals, but also time to cuddle up with the family and reminisce about your favorite memories together. Keep it simple with Citrus Pesto Turkey Burgers featuring Pasolivo Citrus Olive Oil, Sparkling Citrus Vinegar, and Kosher Flake Sea Salt.

 Dinner Appetizer

Now, we all want to keep dinnertime as romantic as possible.  Whether that means sending the kids off to Grandma’s or to a friend’s house, this is the time for the three of you (you, your loved one, AND your delicious dinnertime lineup).


Pasolivo Basil Feta Dip is not only easy and incredibly flavorful, but it combines just a few simple ingredients to create something mouthwatering.  Stick the baguette in the oven for a few minutes for the amazing combination of crunchy bread and creamy feta. Drizzle with a little extra Basil Olive Oil for a rich, peppery finish.

Main Course


Sometimes the most delicious dinners are those that you simply stick in the oven and  allow to slowly fill your nostrils with the comforting (though hunger-inducing) aroma of a traditional home-cooked recipe.  Some of these include a fresh baked loaf of bread, morning blueberry muffins, and of course, roast chicken.  May we present the main course, Pasolivo Italian Chicken.



Traditionally Ratatouille is served as a main dish with a crusty loaf of french bread, but it can also be shared as a complement to the main dish.  The addition of the Herbs de Provence and Tuscan Olive Oil in Pasolivo Ratatouille recipe pair delightfully with the citrus flavors of the Italian Chicken.



If there’s anything better than a rich chocolate cake, it’s a rich chocolate cake with an added lemony zing!  This Chocolate Lemon Olive Oil Cake is so delectable and moist that no one would ever know it’s vegan.  The chocolate balances beautifully with the subtly sweet lemon flavor. And with that, the addition of Lemon Olive Oil preserves baked goods LONGER than butter!  So enjoy this for the rest of the week as well!




Check out these handpicked Pasolivo gift sets:


For the ultimate foodie and chef, we suggest the Pasolivo Dinner for Two Gift Set which includes Kosher Flake Sea Salt, Tuscan Blend, Garlic-Lemon Olive Oil, and a set of hand carved olive wood utensils.


For the one who needs a little bit of relaxation, check out the Grapefruit Bath and Body Gift Set with Grapefruit Lotion, Hand Soap, and Body Butter. This set contains essential oils that are uplifting and mildly stimulating. ​