Italian Bread Dipping Oil

Italian Bread Dipping Oil Spice Blend
A Mason Jar is great for storing extra
Italian Bread Dipping Oil Spice Blend!

Growing up, one of my favorite parts about going to eat at an Italian restaurant was the oil for dipping the bread in. Sure other restaurants had bread and butter, but there was something about the olive oil with herbs and spices that made those Italian places something to look forward too! As I got older, I decided to try my hand at making my own spice mix to add to the olive oil. Sometimes I’ll make a big batch and store it in a jar to add olive oil to later. I don’t add salt to mine. I have found that the olive oil does not need any salt added. It can be added as an option.

The Recipe:

  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Minced Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Basil
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt (optional)
Italian Bread with Italian Bread Dipping Oil Spice Blend
Italian Bread with Italian Bread
Dipping Oil Spice Blend

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Add a spoonful to a small plate and drizzle enough olive oil to cover. Sometimes I’ll add some fresh grated Parmesan to the mix. I found that the best way to make it is to have equal parts of each ingredient. The bread is meant to the be the star and shouldn’t be overpowered by the spices.

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