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The Best Italian Bread Dipping Oil Recipe

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4.7 from 3 reviews

Most Italian recipes begin and end with a good olive oil- one of my faves for cooking and tasting right out of the bottle is- Colavita first cold pressed. It’s a perfect balance between fruity and spicy with the most delicate flavor.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 1x


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  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (I suggest Colavita brand)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (good quality variety from Modena Italy)
  • 2 cloves garlic, cut in quarters
  • 3 tablespoons fresh oregano, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary, minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
  • Coarse sea salt + black pepper to taste
  • 1 baguette/ ciabatta/ sourdough boule


1. In a medium mixing bowl add all ingredients. Use a whisk and stir vigorously for a minute. Let marinate at least one hour before serving. The oil and vinegar may separate and that’s okay. If you prefer you can stir again before serving with your favorite bread

Enjoy with delicious bread of your choice!

  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dippings & Dressings
  • Cuisine: Italian