Herbal Oil for Dipping Bread


1t            crushed red pepper
1t            ground black pepper
1t            dried oregano
1t            rosemary
1t            dried basil
1t            granulated garlic
1t            minced garlic
1t            kosher salt
1/4C       olive oil served over spice mix as desired

Italian Bread Dipping (Oil) Sauce

Restaurant-style sauce with Italian herbs and balsamic vinegar perfect for dipping your favorite crusty bread. Mix it up with your favorite herbs and add a spicy kick to create your own flavor blend.


  • 2 teaspoons dried Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried Oregano
  • A pinch of red chili flakes (optional)
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves, peeled and crushed (or minced, if preferred)
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin (good quality) Olive Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar (or to taste)
  • Salt and fresh ground Pepper, to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese (for sprinkling)


  1. Place the herbs, chili flakes (if using) and garlic in a bowl. Pour the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and gently stir. Season with a little salt and pepper, if desired.
  2. Divide into 3 smaller dipping bowls and sprinkle with parmesan cheese on top. Serve with freshly warmed crusty bread!

Yield: 3 servings in small Dipping Bowls

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