Our easy bread dipping oil recipe features extra virgin olive oil seasoned with a custom blend of Italian spices and Balsamic vinegar.
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I assume you’re here for the tasty appetizer oil. Starters like this one have been served in restaurants for years.
However, depending on your current situation, going out might not be an option.
If that’s the case, then making it at home is the perfect solution. So, how about we get started making this tasty, yet simple seasoned oil?
How to make your own bread dipping oil?
First, grab a small bowl. You could even use the serving dish. It doesn’t really matter.
Next, add in the dried basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper.
Then, pour in the extra virgin olive oil and Balsamic vinegar. Stir the ingredients to combine everything.
Last, serve the dish with a loaf of crusty bread or soft Italian loaf.
That’s it, your easy bread dipping oil recipe is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best 🙂
Recipe Tips and FAQ’s:
- In regards to the salt and pepper, I recommend starting with a pinch of each spice. Once you’ve added the Balsamic vinegar and oil, you can do a taste test and add more if needed.
- For a touch of sweetness, you could add a drizzle of Balsamic vinegar glaze over the dipping oil.
- The recipe can be cut in half if this makes more oil than needed.
- If you’d prefer less oil and a stronger herb flavor, use ½ cup of oil, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of garlic with the same amount of herbs listed in the recipe.
What is the best olive oil for dipping bread?
Obviously, you want to buy a high-quality olive oil. Imported brands, that use cold-pressed processing procedures are usually the best. Just keep in mind that no matter what brand you choose, always use extra virgin olive oil for dipping and salad dressings. It has a light flavor and is perfect for dishes that don’t require cooking.
How long does bread dipping oil last?
When properly stored at room temperature, it should last about seven days. The longer the dipping oil rests, the more intense the flavor. Because, the spices are infusing the oil with their flavors.
- 2 Tablespoons Garlic, pressed or minced
- ½ Tablespoon Dried Basil
- ½ Teaspoon Dried Oregano
- ½ Teaspoon Dried Thyme
- ½ Teaspoon Dried Rosemary
- ¼ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes, optional
- 1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
Place garlic, basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and red pepper flakes (if using) in a small bowl. Pour in the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Stir to combine.
Serve with crusty bread, sourdough, or a toasted baguette. Store leftovers in a sealed container at room temperature, and enjoy within 7 days.
The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of about 2 tablespoons. Additionally, the listed calorie count does NOT include the bread in the photos. Actual calories will vary. For more information, please refer to the post.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.