Pesto Dipping Oil
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 TimePrep/Total Time: 10 min.
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 tablespoon: 208 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
Originally published as Pesto Dipping Oil in Taste of Home Christmas Annual 2011