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Olive Oil Dip Recipe
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Olive Oil Dip Recipe

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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 (calculated without bread) equals 122 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace 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 Cooking School Collection Winter 2008, pdemo

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Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

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

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2012

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

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

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

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2010

"very tasty and easy to make"

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2010

"Good recipe. However, we blacken the garlic flakes in the oven and don't bother with blanching (mixing with water to plump). Also, we used cracked black pepper corns and don't use the red pepper flakes."

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