6 ingredients bread dipping oil ! Just like they serve it as an appetizer in the fancy Italian restaurants. Yet another “gourmet food made simple” recipe from ProfusionCurry Kitchen !
This restaurant copycat bread dipping oil recipe is simply the BEST. It is so easy and quick to make. This recipe is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, low carb-keto friendly and soy free.
Restaurant Copycat Bread Dipping Oil
Nationwide restaurant chains like Biaggis, Carrabba’s, California Pizza Kitchen and Olive Garden serve it so do our local mom & pop restaurants like Bonta, Francesca and Ginais’s cafe.
It is downright therapeutic to see the servers make this dip live on your table. Plus the wafting aroma of freshly baked loaf ! Heavenly!!
There is perfect harmony of oil getting dipped, herbs getting added, garlic getting mixed with finishing notes of freshly ground black pepper, sea salt and parmesan!
I love to serve a light appetizer on the table before the big meal. It helps the conversation flow nicely for a classy dinner party.
Serve this Garlic & Herb Olive Oil Bread Dip with a crusty baguette or the crostini. It is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Easy party appetizer that will be the talk of the dinner table.
Best Dinner at Home
So forget the take out. Set up the mood with some background music playing Frank Sinatra. Pour a glass of red wine. Serve this dipping oil along with bread. Followed by easy pasta / grilled entrées. Finish off with Easy Tiramisu or Grilled Peaches. And enjoy a gourmet meal right at the comfort of your lovely home !
Family Favorite Recipe
This oil dip is so irresistible, I can’t stop eating it. My kids love it. We have to literally stop ourselves from finishing off the whole loaf of bread before we know it.
It took me a long time to photograph and write this recipe. Simply because, no one had patience to wait around. Once you dunk a bread piece and eat it, you keep going ! It’s unstoppable.
Many Different Uses
This garlic herb oil dip is so delightful, you can use it to perk up lots of different meals.
- Besides crusty baguette, serve it as a dipping oil veggies or cheese rolls
- Drizzle it on grilled meats and veggies
- Use it as sandwich spread or tortilla wraps
- As a salad dressing
How does bread oil dip taste ?
Well, it is a cornucopia of flavors . It is herby, garlicky with a slight tingling of spicy and salty. It is a fiesta to the taste buds.
Can I use it as a marinade?
This dip works beautifully as a marinade or salad dressing. Instead of making it on the serving plate, whisk all the ingredients in the mason jar.
Also, if you want to use it for an extended period of time, simply leave out the fresh garlic and just add that when you are ready to use it.
Can I use fresh herbs in Italian Bread Dipping Oil?
Yes. However, if you are using fresh herbs instead of dried herbs, add two times extra. The dried herbs are more concentrated in flavor. So to make up the exact flavor, you will need a little extra of the fresh herbs.
This bread dipping oil is the best concoction of herbs, garlic, and of course, rich, flavorful olive oil.
Tips For Making The Best Olive Oil Bread Dip
- Since there are only 6 ingredients involved, choose the freshest ingredients for all except balsamic vinegar ( which tastes best aged) It makes the whole lot of difference in taste.
- You can make this in a mason jar, shake it up, and use it later. But since we are using fresh garlic, don’t store it for too long.
- If fresh raw garlic isn’t your thing, you can simmer the garlic cloves in olive oil for 10 minutes and use the garlic infused olive oil.
- You can also roast the garlic in the oven and use the pulp.
- To keep this recipe dairy free and allergy friendly, I am not including parmesan cheese but you certainly can use it as an additional ingredient.
What is the best oil to use for dipping bread?
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the purest and perfect oil to use for dipping and drizzling. It is delicately flavored and has fruity notes of olives that make the solid base for dipping oil. Choose the freshest batch. I prefer to buy a small batch EVOO for the dip.
Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. And frankly, there is no exact measurement needed. Let your taste ne the guide. Adding Amazon Affiliate links for my favorite products below.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil : I prefer to use small batch for the freshness.
- Aged Balsamic Vinegar
- Minced Garlic : fresh, cooked or roasted
- Italian Seasoning Blend : I used store brought mix but you can use equal part dried basil, parsley, rosemary, oregano and thyme
- Salt and Pepper
- Optional : freshly grated Parmesan Cheese or Nutritional Yeast, Red pepper flakes
How to Make
Start off by pouring the olive oil on the serving dish. Add minced garlic, Italian Seasoning. Add some freshly ground salt and pepper. Drizzle some balsamic vinegar. Add cheese if using
Using a piece of bread, swirl and mix everything well. Try a press it down a little so garlic is mashed up.
Wait for few minutes ( if possible) so the flavors develop. Dip the bread and enjoy ! Bon Appetite
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Restaurant Style Bread Dipping Oil
- Start off by pouring the olive oil on the serving dish. Add minced garlic, Italian Seasoning. Add some freshly ground salt and pepper. Drizzle some balsamic vinegar. Add cheese if using.
- Using a piece of bread, swirl and mix everything well. Try a press it down a little so garlic is mashed up.
- Wait for few minutes ( if possible) so the flavors develop. Dip the bread and enjoy ! Bon Appetite