Spicy Mediterranean Bread Dipping Oil Recipe With Parmesan & Garlic by Donna John
One of my favorite things at an Italian restaurant is when they serve hot, fresh bread with olive oil for dipping. There's just something tearing off a piece of bread and soaking it in good-quality olive oil that's flavored with herbs and garlic. Mmm.
Recently, I was served a spicy olive oil dip for bread that had crushed red pepper flakes, garlic, herbs and Parmesan cheese. The hint of spiciness added a new depth of flavor – and who doesn't love Parmesan cheese? Serve this easy Mediterranean dipping oil with bread to start a great meal, or brush it on chicken, fish or shrimp when cooking or grilling.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: Makes about 3/4 cup
- 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
- 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
Here's how to make it:
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Add black pepper and sea salt, to taste.
Note: If you have time, let the mixture sit for a while to infuse more flavor into the olive oil.
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