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Olive Oil Dip

Combine a blend of herbs to create this mouthwatering mix. Plumping the herbs in water before stirring into olive oil enhances the flavor. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    1/2 cup per batch


  • 1 tablespoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 French bread baguette (10-1/2 ounces)


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 3 batches (1/4 cup total).
  • To prepare dipping oil: In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine 4 teaspoons herb mix with water. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 10-15 seconds. Drain excess water. Transfer to a shallow serving plate; add 1/2 cup oil and stir. Serve with bread.
Nutrition Facts
1 tablespoon: 122 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • cynandtom
    Feb 19, 2021

    Delicious! Very good as a dip and I also used it as a salad dressing.

  • aug2295
    Mar 7, 2020

    Make sure you use a high quality olive oil since this depends on it so much.

  • kimspacc
    Feb 18, 2020

    This was delicious with crusty rolls.

  • camcraftymom
    Jun 9, 2019

    This is one of our favorite ways to enjoy a crusty loaf of bread. I heat up the spices with a bit of extra olive oil, instead of water.

  • fhsteffen
    Aug 20, 2014

    Excellent as dip with beer bread. Will keep it on hand in the pantry

  • DWare5883
    May 27, 2013

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  • Harmony2117
    Jun 25, 2012

    Delicious! Will definantly keep it on hand. I used paprika instead of pepper flakes. Nice zip!

  • robin
    Dec 22, 2011

    Was told it was better than they had in expensive Italian restaurants.

  • s_pants
    Aug 20, 2010

    very tasty and easy to make

  • Trilby Yost
    Jul 24, 2010

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