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Bread Dipping Oil with Fresh Herbs

# Bread Dipping Oil with Fresh Herbs

Made with garlic, lemon, and fresh herbs, this **Bread Dipping Oil** is incredibly tasty. It’s the perfect replica of the herbed dipping oil found in restaurants.

If you decide to make this dip, make sure to pair it with a crusty rustic bread or seeded harvest bread. It’s a heavenly combination!

## Recipe Details

This restaurant-style herbed Dipping Oil is always a hit when we host dinner parties. The simple yet flavorful dip adds a lot to a delicious meal.

– **TASTE**: The Bread Dipping Oil is garlicky, citrusy, and filled with herbs, providing a fresh and tasty flavor.
– **TEXTURE**: This oil dip is thin and smooth with plenty of herbs floating inside.
– **TIME**: It takes only 10 minutes to make.
– **EASE**: It’s quick and straightforward to prepare and can be stored for later use.

## What You’ll Need

![Ingredients for Bread Dipping Oil: parsley, avocado oil, garlic, onion, lemon, salt, pepper, basil, mint, and rosemary.](

– **Parsley**: Flat-leaf parsley is recommended.
– **Rosemary, mint, and basil**: Fresh herbs are a must for this recipe.
– **Avocado oil**: Mild in flavor and nutritious.
– **Lemon juice**: Fresh juice preferred.
– **Fresh garlic, onion, and spices**: Essential for flavor enhancement.

## Add-ins and Substitutions

– **Add parmesan cheese**: For a salty, cheesy kick.
– **Make it spicy with red pepper flakes**: Add some heat.
– **Add green olives or balsamic vinegar**: For additional flavors.
– **Substitute olive oil**: Extra virgin olive oil can be used instead of avocado oil.

## How to Make Bread Dipping Oil with Fresh Herbs

1. Finely chop all the herbs.
2. Place them in a small food processor with garlic and onion.
3. Add lemon juice, salt, pepper, and a quarter cup of avocado oil.
4. Emulsify it gradually with the remaining oil.

**Pro Tip:** Remove the herbs from each sprig before using them.

![Steps to make Bread Dipping Oil: pulse the fresh herbs, onion, garlic in the food processor, then add the lemon juice, oil, salt, and pepper. Blend until emulsified.](

## Recipe Tips

– Use fresh herbs only for the best taste.
– Be cautious with emulsifying the oil with herbs.
– Avoid over-blending to prevent a thick and creamy consistency.

## FAQs

**What type of bread is best for dipping in oil?**
Crusty bread like Italian bread, French baguette, ciabatta, or focaccia bread work best with this herbed dipping oil.

**Why is my dipping oil so thick?**
If your dipping oil has a thick consistency, it might be due to over-blending. Add the oil gradually and mix just enough for proper combination without turning it into a thick texture.Bowl of Bread Dipping Oil with mint on the side.

Serving Suggestions

This flavorful Bread Dipping Oil with fresh herbs is aromatic with hints of garlic, citrus, and herbs. It pairs perfectly with homemade bread, seafood, pasta dishes, and more.

  • Breads: Try serving this dipping oil with slices of Focaccia Bread, Sourdough Bread, Rustic Bread (overnight), or Multigrain Harvest Bread.
  • Meats: It complements dishes like Braised Beef, Breaded Chicken Skewers, Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs, or Beef Stew.
  • Seafood: Enjoy it alongside Baked Shrimp Scampi, Cilantro Lime Salmon, Pan Fried Cod with Sautéed Vegetables, or Pesto Salmon.
  • Pasta: It pairs deliciously with Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta (VIDEO), Spaghetti and Meatballs, Spaghetti Carbonara, or Asparagus Pasta.

Make This Recipe in Advance

Prepare in advance: Given its long shelf life, you can make this dip up to a week before serving.

Storage: Keep this Bread Dipping Oil in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Freezing: Freeze this dipping oil in ice cube trays for portioning before defrosting only the amount needed. Ensure thorough stirring before serving.

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Full Recipe Instructions


Bread Dipping Oil with Fresh Herbs

A top-notch copycat recipe for scrumptious restaurant-style garlicky herbed bread dipping oil. This dip is so delectable that you’ll keep craving to dunk your bread in it repeatedly!

The recipe has received ratings of 2 out of 5 stars, 3 out of 5 stars, 4 out of 5 stars, and 5 out of 5 stars. The average rating is 5 out of 5, based on 3 votes.

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Course: Appetizer, Condiments
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Gluten Free

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20 people
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Dina


  • 1 packed cup flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp fresh basil
  • 2 medium mint leaves
  • 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 7 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp freshly pressed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • This recipe calls for 3/4 cup of avocado oil that is divided. You need to finely chop the herbs, especially the rosemary, and then chop the onion and garlic. Next, put the chopped herbs, garlic, and onion into a food processor along with lemon juice, salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup of avocado oil. Pulse the mixture until it becomes finer. Transfer this herb mixture to a bowl and whisk in the remaining 1/2 cup of avocado oil. This dipping oil is best served with warm bread and can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.

    Regarding storage, since the dipping oil contains fresh herbs and garlic, it should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container like a mason jar for up to a week. It’s also recommended not to substitute fresh herbs with dried ones, as the fresh herbs provide the best flavor to the dipping oil.

    In terms of nutrition, each serving of this dipping oil contains 74 kcal, 1g of carbohydrates, 1g of protein, 8g of fat, 1g of saturated fat, 58mg of sodium, 4mg of potassium, 1g of fiber, 1g of sugar, 4 IU of Vitamin A, 1mg of Vitamin C, 2mg of calcium, and 1mg of iron.


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