Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar

Taste from over 70 varieties of olive oils and balsamics

Welcome to Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, where there are over seventy varieties of olive oils and balsamics to choose from! All of our olive oils come from two different hemispheres in Tunisia and Australia, and our balsamics are aged the traditional Solera Method from Modena Italy.  Open everyday at 10:00am.

Olive Oil and Vinegar make the ultimate vinaigrette, and with our selection, they can make about any salad dressing you choose! Dare to go different, or stay with the classics if you'd like. There's one thing we can guarantee--your salad will never be the same again!

Traditional Salad Pairings

Basil EVOO + Strawberry Dark Aged Balsamic

This is the ultimate traditional salad dressing with a twist! Light and herbaceous, the Basil Olive Oil mixes its delicate flavor with the summer taste of strawberries in our sweet Strawberry Dark Aged Balsamic. Try over romaine, mozzarella cheese balls, sliced cherry tomatoes, some berries, and a crack of fresh pepper. 

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California Garlic EVOO + Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic

Pungent and flavorful, our California Garlic Olive Oil makes a great savory salad dressing once combined with the tart and slightly floral taste of our Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic! This pairing packs a punch of flavor to a salad with romaine, grill chicken, parmesan cheese, and sundried tomatoes. 

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Picual EVOO + Oregano White Balsamic

Italian food lover? Look no further, we've found the perfect pairing for you. The Picual Olive Oil has the classic olive flavor with the scent of a freshly grown tomato; couple this with the Oregano White Balsamic and have your taste buds travel to Italy. Just add to greens, bacon bits, croutons and pine nuts for a delicious lunch.

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Summer Salad Pairings

Arbequina EVOO + Peach White Balsamic

Simple and fresh, the Arbequina Olive Oil has a nice overall olive flavor with a slight peppery note at the end. This olive oil balances perfectly with the fresh flavor of our Peach White Balsamic. Marinate your tomatoes with this mix and add arugula and feta cheese!

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Persian lime EVOO and Pomegranate Dark Aged Balsamic

A good classic salad dressing, especially with any salads that have mixed greens, candied pecans, feta cheese, and dried cranberries. The Persian Lime Olive Oil gives the dressing an exotic taste while the Pomegranate Dark Aged Balsamic brings the dressing back to classics and pairs really well with crumbly cheeses. 

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Blood Orange EVOO + Tangerine Dark Aged Balsamic

For the citrus lover, this combination of the Blood Orange Olive Oil and Tangerine Dark Balsamic will make a perfect quinoa salad! Just add cooked quinoa, cranberries, a couple of sliced tangerines, and add this irresistible combination. 

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Winter Salad Pairings

Roasted Walnut Oil + Red Apple Dark Aged Balsamic

A combination of both the warmth and snowy cold of winter, the Red Apple Balsamic has a beautiful and complex flavor while Roasted Walnut Oil adds a subtle, elegant taste. Perfect when drizzled over walnuts, blue cheese, mixed greens, and cranberries.

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Wild Mushroom and Sage + Traditional Dark Aged Balsamic

This combination is earthy and savory, with a perfect balance of sweet and tart from the Traditional Dark Aged Balsamic! Just marinate a portobello mushroom, grill, and slice over arugula. Add almonds and a splash of lemon juice for a refreshing and warm salad. 

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Basil EVOO and Lavender Dark Aged Balsamic

Floral and delicate, this pairing goes especially well for spring greens, cucumbers, brie, and walnuts. The Lavender balsamic is surprisingly sweet and yields a soft floral taste, while the Basil Olive oil is a classic oil for salad dressings.  

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Bold Salad Pairings

Eureka Lemon EVOO + Violet Dark Aged Balsamic

Surprising and daring, our Eureka Lemon Fused Olive Oil plays on the fragrant and sweet Violet Dark Aged Balsamic with its Fand citrusy flavor that is not too overwhelming. An elegant salad dressing on almonds, spinach, beets, and carrots. 

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Persian Lime EVOO and Blackberry Ginger Dark Aged Balsamic

Sweet and Zesty, a Persian Lime Olive Oil paired with the Blackberry Ginger balsamic makes a perfect salad dressing on top of spinach, tangerines, and chopped almonds. The Persian Lime olive oil yields a bright, citrus flavor without any residual bitterness while Blackberry Ginger delivers the right amount of sweet with a zing of ginger. 

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Cilantro & Roasted Onion EVOO + Honey Ginger White Balsamic

For a fantastic Asian Fusion, Combine this pairing with cold rice noodles, sesame seeds, and shredded cucumbers. Add some carrots for a crunchy texture! Exotic and fragrant, our Cilantro & Onion EVOO works great in cold dishes, while honey ginger provides an almost spicy and sweet kick. 

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California Garlic EVOO + Pomegranate Dark Aged Balsamic

For a wild pairing, try the California Garlic Olive Oil with the Pomegranate Dark Aged Balsamic over arugula, carmelized onions, a soft cheese, and some croutons for added crunch. The strong garlic taste combines perfectly with sweet & delicious Pomegranate!

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Our Single Standout: Cranberry Pear White Balsamic

This Balsamic is beautiful in taste and looks—a light pink color, the Cranberry-Pear Balsamic is elegant and subtle. Add a splash to any salad and you’ve got a perfect summer hit!