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Olive Oil Bread Dipping With Herbs And Spices

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Bread Dipping Oil with herbs and spices

Olive oil is made by pressing crushed olives. The first pressing is called extra virgin olive oil. This pressing produces the most delicate flavor oil and the most antioxidants. Therefore extra virgin olive oil is considered the healthiest and best quality olive oil for you to use.

Bread Dipping Herbs and Spices:
Add one teaspoon of the following to ¼ – ½ cup extra virgin olive oil:
basil, parsley flakes, rosemary, minced garlic or powder, dry red pepper, black pepper, salt.

You can also make your own flavored olive oil by adding a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon of basil pesto or sun dried tomato pesto to 4 cups of extra virgin olive oil.

You can also use separate dipping dishes with one filled with oil and bread dipping herbs and spices and another filled with grated cheese, like Parmesan or Romano. You would first dip the bread into the oil with herbs and then dip the oiled bread into the dish with grated cheese.

You can purchase individual or multiple of these dipping dishes online at cruets.com. They offer custom made stoneware artisan dishes of an interesting swirl design that blend beautifully on any table décor.


For family table use, slice a thick loaf of Italian into bite-size pieces without the bread crust.
Mix the olive oil with the Bread Dipping Herbs mentioned in the above recipe.
Pour the olive oil and herb mixture into a bread dipping dish.
Dab the bread into the oil using your fingers.
For an additional topping add fresh sliced tomato.

Tuscan Bread Dipping

Friday, December 28th, 2012

In Tuscany, you’ll discover people there commonly keep the most delicious snack ingredients on hand. Fresh baked breads, home made cheeses, extra virgin olive oils, and a variety of dried herbs and spices add up to Tuscan Bread dipping. Using these simple ingredients, you can make the most delicious healthy snacks by combining your favorite herbs, spices, and cheeses with extra virgin olive oil to make the perfect bread dip for that fresh bread.

Bread Dipping Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of each:
  • Parsley, Rosemary, Garlic powder, Basil, and Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • ¼ – ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and fresh Ground Pepper to taste

Dip Instructions:

In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together. Blend well and let stand for 10-15 minutes. Pour mixture into small individual oil dipping bowls. Grate your favorite cheese over the dip.

We recommend individual custom made stoneware Bread Dipping Dishes by cruets.com. These dishes are sold in sets of 4 dishes or with a bottle of Bread Dipping Herbs. They also offer a beautifully packed Bread Dipping Dish Gift Set which includes 4 dishes and a bottle of herbs and a bottle of Italian extra virgin olive.

Bread Dipping

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Have you ever been to an Italian style restaurant and instead of butter served with your bread you were served a bowl of bread dipping olive oil with herbs? The bread dipping oil is not only a very healthy staple in these types of restaurants, but a much more delicious way of eating bread. It’s great for the whole family and fun for children to keep themselves occupied eating bread.

When preparing bread dipping oil it is always best to use extra virgin olive oil.  You can create your own flavor of oil by adding different blends of dried herbs and spices to the olive oil.

The following is one of my favorite recipes:

Bread Dipping Oil Ingredients

1 teaspoon of each:

Dried Parsley
Dried Oregano
Dried Rosemary
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Sea Salt to taste
Fresh Ground Pepper to taste


Pour the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well. Drizzle onto a small bread dipping dish.
Serve with warm thick bread. Most importantly, remember to be creative when creating bread dipping oils. A variety of herbs can be combined to create very delicious dipping oils. Search your cupboards and gather some herbs, then add a teaspoon of each to 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil and serve it with bread.

The following suggestions can also be used when creating your own bread dipping oil:

Onion powder
Crushed red pepper
Dried basil
Dried thyme
Parmesan cheese (as a topping after the oil is poured)

Bread dipping oil is quick and easy to prepare, good for your heart, and a always hit when served to family and friends.

You can find very affordable Bread Dipping Dishes with a beautiful custom made swirl design from cruets.com. 4 dishes sell as a set. They also make a very special blend of Bread Dipping Herbs and Spices dried and ready to sprinkle in the Bread Dipping Dish and add the olive oil.

Bread Dipping Recipe

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Sometimes the simplest dishes can be deliciously created to enhance your favorite Italian pasta. For instance, pour this olive oil bread dipping recipe into an artistic swirl design dipping dish. Then serve it with some fresh crusty homemade bread, and your choice of Italian pasta.

Italian Bread Dipping Recipe

This flavorsome olive oil dipping recipe is a delightful way to compliment any homemade bread.


1/4 tsp dried basil

1/4 tsp dried oregano

1/4 cup olive oil (extra virgin)

1/8 tsp sea salt

1/8 tsp ground pepper


In a small bowl, crush the basil and oregano and mix together. Then add sea salt and fresh ground pepper and mix together. Carefully scoop ingredients into Cruets.com swirl design olive oil dipping dishes. Then pour extra virgin olive oil over the ingredients in each dish and serve with fresh bread.

You can find artistic swirl shaped oil dipping dishes to compliment any table décor at cruets.com They also offer a gift set which includes a Grape glass cruet, 4 dipping dishes, and their special blend of Italian Bread Dipping Herbs and Spices, a Perfect Gift for any occasion!

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