Olive oil has always been one of my favorite tools in the kitchen, ranked right up there with my knives and wooden spoons. This is why I was so excited to discover Planeta olive oil from Italy. Made using three varieties of Sicilian olives—Nocellara del Belice, Biancolilla, and Cerasuola— this extra virgin olive oil has a smooth texture and a bright, lemony flavor with a peppery finish—perfect for drizzling over fresh grilled fish or tossing through pasta. The olives are hand-picked and pressed a few weeks before the usual October harvest which creates a vibrant green color and a more intense flavor. Available in three different sizes, they’re the perfect addition to my kitchen pantry.

Planeta Extra Virgin Olive Oil 16.9 oz, $23.99 at