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Restaurant-Style Bread Dipping Oil

This restaurant-style bread dipping oil is the perfect way to add more flavor to your favorite type of bread. Made with olive oil and a variety of herbs.

Bread dipping oil is the perfect addition to bread when serving it as an appetizer and it only takes a few minutes to put this flavorful oil together.

Restaurant style bread dipping oil in a bowl with garlic bread on a plate.

Ingredients in Restaurant Style Bread Dipping Oil

  • Extra virgin olive oil – good quality is key!
  • Garlic clove, minced
  • Salt
  • Dried basil
  • Dried oregano
  • Crushed red pepper flakes

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A spoon in a bowl of bread dipping oil made with olive oil and herbs.

How to Make Bread Dipping Oil

Making dipping oil for bread is so incredibly easy and it doesn’t take long to make it either!

Start with a good quality extra virgin olive oil and pour it into a medium-sized bowl.

Secondly, mix in the minced garlic, salt, basil, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes.

Wait. Yes, wait. Allow the mixture to sit for at least 15 minutes before dipping. This will allow the flavors to mingle and become more developed and be more flavorful.

Use Good Quality Olive Oil

When selecting your olive oil, reach for high-quality imported brands. Also, make sure you’re purchasing extra virgin olive oil for your dips and dressings. It is lighter in flavor and allows the herbs and other ingredients to really stand out.

Bread dipping oil with herbs dripping off a white handled spoon.

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How Long Does Bread Dipping Oil Last?

Bread dipping oil lasts at room temperature for up to three days. In fact, the longer that the mixture sits the more flavorful and intense the flavors in the oil will become. Toss the remainder of the oil after 3 days.

If storing the dipping oil in the refrigerator keep in mind that the oils will solidify and it will need to sit out at room temperature to return to its liquid state.

Yield: 6 servings

Restaurant Style Bread Dipping Oil

Restaurant style bread dipping oil in a bowl with garlic bread on a plate.

This restaurant style bread dipping oil is the perfect way to add more flavor to your favorite breads. Made with olive oil and herbs.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

    1. In a medium-sized bowl, pour in the extra virgin olive oil.
    2. Mix in the garlic, salt, basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes.
    3. Allow the mixture to sit for at least 15 minutes before dipping. This will allow the flavors to marry. Be patient, it’s worth the wait!

Notes

Allowing the mixture to sit and marinate will make the bread dipping oil more flavorful.

Use a good quality olive oil for best flavor.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 177mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.

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