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.
Ingredients in Restaurant Style Bread Dipping Oil
- Extra virgin olive oil - good quality is key!
- Garlic clove, minced
- Dried basil
- Dried oregano
- Crushed red pepper flakes
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.
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.
- ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- In a medium-sized bowl, pour in the extra virgin olive oil.
- Mix in the garlic, salt, basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes.
- 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!
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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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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