Originally created to pair with my Grilled Sweet Corn Buffet, this flavorful blend of prepared pesto and extra-virgin olive oil turned out to be a delectable topping with potential far beyond corn. You can drizzle it over grilled or roasted vegetables, crusty bread, seafood, chicken, and even baked dishes. It’s super versatile!

With just two simple ingredients and a quick spurt in the blender, you'll have a delicious basting sauce ready to elevate your favorite meals to the next, delicious level. Whether you're hosting a sweet corn buffet (click here for how to perfectly grill your sweet corn-on-cob) or marinating a steak like my Argentinian Skirt Steak recipe, the rich, vibrant flavors of this pesto olive oil will make a wonderful addition to your recipe box.

Yield: Makes 1 cup
Pesto Olive Oil Recipe for Basting

Pesto Olive Oil Recipe for Basting

This super-simple pesto olive oil recipe for basting is delicious on corn, drizzled over your favorite roasted veggies, and so much more.



  1. Place the pesto and olive oil in a blender. Blend on medium-high to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy!
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August 12, 2023 — Mary DiSomma