Don’t you love going to Italian restaurants and having the oil dip with some bread as an appetizer? OMG I love it! I will say some offer better oil dips than others. Mine is my favorite hands down! I have tried many different ones and have made my own version. I personally do not like to add too much olive oil as I like to get right to the herbs in the oil. Too much oil makes you work to get your bread soaked in oil and herbs. You mainly get oil.
Sometimes for dinner my family and I will have sliced french loaf of bread with the oil dip and some sliced cheese and grapes. I love cheese and this goes so well with it. What I love about this oil dip is that any left overs can be used as a marinade! You can marinate chicken and vegetables with it. See Grilled Vegetables with Bacon recipe.
Here are the ingredients you need:
1 1/2 cups of olive oil
1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed
1 tbs of fresh grated parmesan cheese
1 piece of fresh garlic, grated
1 tbs of dried oregano
1 tbs of dried cilantro
1 tbs of dried thyme
1/2 tbs of dried rosemary
1/8 tsp of pepper
1/2 tbs of garlic powder
1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes
Mix all the ingredients together and serve with crusty bread, italian loaf slices or french loaf slices.