Italian Herb Dipping Oil is a quick solution to making olive oil more interesting and flavorful for your favorite artisan bread.
I’ve been working on perfecting an artisan bread recipe and this time around needed something extra delicious to dip it in.
I’m currently visiting my parents, and my mom, her friend, and I had an impromptu glass of wine after work one day, conveniently as I was working on my bread recipe. I knew the bread would be a perfect little appetizer; I love going to Italian restaurants and getting a basket of warm bread. I wanted to make a dipping sauce that would be a little more interesting than just olive oil and pepper (don’t get me wrong, I love the simplicity of that, too!). So I decided to throw together some of favorite Italian flavors and the result was delizioso!
This Italian Herb Dipping Oil is so easy and quick! Add the ingredients to a bowl, whisk it up, and voila! It’s so forgiving, too, adjust the ingredients to your liking without any change on the yummy scale.
I had a few minutes before my wine drinking partners arrived, so the herbs and spices were able to meld into the olive oil. I’d recommend letting it sit for 10-15 minutes before serving as it does make the dip extra flavorful.
Italian Herb Dipping Oil
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian herb mix*
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix all ingredients except the olive oil in a small bowl.
- Drizzle in the olive oil while whisking.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with warm baguette or artisan bread.