Herb Mix for Dipping Oil Recipe
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Herb Mix for Dipping Oil Recipe

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We 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:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 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)

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon: 122 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 3 batches (1/4 cup total).
  2. 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 oil and stir. Serve with bread. Yield: 1/2 cup per batch.
Originally published as Herb Mix for Dipping Oil in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p91

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amehart User ID: 1464390 256240
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"Wonderful blend and delicious! I did as another suggested an made ahead of time - perfect! Will definitely be making again, especially with the holidays coming up! Thank you!"

Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 256002
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2016

"This is a very nice blend of spices. They all stand out. For Maximum taste I suggest giving them a days rest counter top to Bloom. And the oil is not just for bread. I used some of it as a marinade for some fresh saut?ed Asparagus. It tasted fantastic. I too did not use the water and I gave the Rosemary a slight chop. And excluded the salt as well. Another will from Taste of Home.

Janie Taste of Home volunteer Field Editor. There are any uses for this perfumed oil. So explore outside of the Box."

tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 255606
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2016

"This is the perfect blend of spices. I used only 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes though, thinking it would be too hot for the kids to enjoy. I also used vegetable oil, as I don't care for the taste of olive oil. We had Pumpernickel & Rye bread at the time I made this but any bread would be good I think."

decar48 User ID: 5127622 254684
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2016

"Very good!"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 173135
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

"I make up this mix evry time I make an italian dish I need bread to go with. The only I did different was used garlic salt in place of the dried minced garlic and then I omitted the salt. I also do not add the water to the seaason. I just mix it straight in with the olive oil and serve."

Andiluvs2cook User ID: 88826 114293
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2012

"This mix was good, we used less salt than called for."

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