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Brightland Just Launched a Pizza Oil — But I’m Drizzling It on Way More than Just a Slice

published May 31, 2023
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Pizza Friday is an unwavering tradition at my house and a ritual my husband and I look forward to all week long. It’s typically a homemade affair, thanks to our Ooni, but when we’ve had a week, we’ll order a takeout pie instead. So when I saw that Kitchn editors’ favorite Brightland olive oil just released a new pizza oil, infused with jalapeños, garlic, and herbs, I knew I had to try it to see if it deserved a place at our weekly pizza dinner table. 

Credit: Sheela Prakash

What I discovered, though, was that while I dug it on pizza, I ended up loving it even more on everything from salads to eggs and all everything in between. That means I am going through the bottle a whole lot faster and keeping it out on the counter rather than in my pantry. 

What’s So Great About Brightland Pizza Oil?

Brightland’s pizza oil is made from Arbosana, Arbequina, and Mission olives using the traditional Italian agrumato method of infusion. This means jalapeños, garlic, oregano, basil, and rosemary are manually crushed with the olives during production. The result is a fiery olive oil that, to me, is heavy on the vegetal, green pepper notes of jalapeño but balanced by the herbs, garlic, and fruity olive oil itself. Plus, it’s packaged in an easy-to-use squeeze bottle that’s as fun to display as it is to drizzle to your heart’s content. 

Credit: Sheela Prakash

What’s the Best Way to Use Brightland Pizza Oil?

Even though this spicy oil has the word “pizza” in its name, my favorite uses actually go beyond it. The jalapeño notes had me reaching for it the other week when I was roasting vegetables for tacos, and I loved how it livened up and enhanced a caprese salad I had made with less-than-perfect tomatoes. I’ve also been frying eggs in it, so I can skip the hot sauce, and making a dipping oil for crusty bread by pouring some into a small bowl with grated Parmesan and chopped fresh rosemary. When you think of it as a spicy jalapeño herb olive oil (as it’s described in smaller print on the bottle) rather than simply a pizza oil, you open up a world of possibilities. 

Buy: Brightland Pizza Oil, $32 for 12 fluid ounces