Olive Oil Dip for Italian Bread Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Olive Oil Dip for Italian Bread Recipe
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Olive Oil Dip for Italian Bread

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"They serve this dip at the more elite Italian restaurants and I think I have finally mastered it! It tastes great with French bread and makes a good salad dressing too! Try it next time you have some Italian food!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Pour the olive oil onto a salad plate. Use a garlic press to press the garlic cloves onto five different spots on the plate. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the oil and garlic. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and oregano. Season with black pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 30, 2012

I chose not to use this as a dip, I actually used it as a salad dressing for Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad. This was exactly what I was looking for. It was an excellent addition to my salad. The longer it sits, the better it gets. VERY good and insanely simple. I'll use this "dressing" recipe again. NOTE: I cannot stress enough how important it is to use a quality balsamic. Mine pours out almost like molasses and the flavor is incredible. Using a cheaper balsamic will give you inferior results. Trust me.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 02, 2009

This was just okay for us. I made the recipe as written. Although the dip was flavorful, we felt there was too much garlic and oregano added which tasted very spicey. Maybe we are just used to the olive oil dip at the restaurants that they pour from a bottle and the spices are marinating in the bottle, not ending up on the bread. I will try again making adjustments to the oregano and garlic.

May 19, 2010

Fabulous! This makes a great appetizer served with warm italian bread. I love to get this in restaurants and it was nice to be able to do this at home. I decreased the amount of balsamic vinegar (and I love balsamic). I also used minced garlic from a jar. I added a little kosher salt and if you like a little kick try adding 1/4 tsp. of crushed red pepper flakes.

Aug 03, 2009

We really enjoyed this. I found this at the last minute when i decided I wanted a dipping sauce for my fresh baguettes for a dinner party. I was searching for the recipe I usually used, but this new one caught my eye and I decided to give it a whirl (I love trying new recipes w/just a few reviews)! I followed the recipe (w/the exception of subbing pre-minced garlic for fresh pressed), but I split it on 3 saucer sized plates. TY for a great recipe, Jill!

Aug 29, 2011

Awesome dipping oil for bread. I used the left over oil and bread to make the most delicious croutons. Take left overs a put into a gallon sized zip bag. Shake to cover bread evenly. Place on a cookie sheet under a low broil. Broil for about 1 minute on each side. YUM!

Jan 04, 2010

Yum, we really liked this. Very flavorful. Might be a tad too much balsamic for me, but that's easy to adjust. I'm a garlic nut, so you can't have enough IMO. I used my garden grown, dried oregano and more fresh parm. I even used some of this mixture in my Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese stuffed mushrooms.

Aug 18, 2011

I found this recipe after looking for a bread dip. I have a heart condition and shouldn't have bread and butter so this fit the doctor's bill. I didn't measure the ingredients, mixed them all together, omitted the cheese and added oregano (I love oregano) and it was great. I would recommend this to all who are eating a heart healthy diet. But be sure to use whole grain bread.

May 27, 2009

This was Okay. I did not add as much garlic...5 cloves just seemed extreme (cut to 2). Make sure you use a really good olive oil and balsamic vinegar for the best taste.


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  • Calories
  • 145 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.4 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 41 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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