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Pesto Dipping Oil Recipe

Pesto Dipping Oil Recipe

This is absolutely my favorite and easiest appetizer for entertaining. It is simply delicious with its combination of balsamic vineger, pesto and Parmesan cheese. Use it to marinate cubes of cheese and mushrooms for another simple appetizer.—Alice Schucard, Carlsbad, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 French bread baguette (1 pound), thinly sliced


  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, pesto, salt and pepper. Pour into a shallow serving bowl; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve with bread. Yield: 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon (calculated without bread) equals 208 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Pesto Dipping Oil

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2016

"I'm a big fan of dipping bread in seasoned oil. This was a great variation, will definitely make again."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.