Feb 2

Italian Herb Bread Dipping Oil

Italian Herb Dipping Oil Recipe

Sometimes the simplest dishes can be the most delicious, as is the case with this bread dipping oil recipe. Pair it with some fresh, crusty homemade bread, and dish it up alongside your favorite Italian pasta.

Here I've served it with a loaf of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (more on this soon!), but I think it would be equally tasty with the Sourdough Bread recipe that I shared last week!

Italian Herb Bread Dipping Oil

Italian Herb Bread Dipping Oil

This bread dipping oil recipe is a fantastic way to highlight a crusty loaf of homemade bread.


  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil, crushed,
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. On a small plate, measure out dried basil and oregano and crush between fingers.
  2. Add kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Pour extra virgin olive oil over top and serve with fresh, crusty bread.


by Tara | 14 comments

  • kirk lund

    loved the recipe my family loved it when I had them to dinner

  • Amy


    Now I'm craving it! Lol!


  • Michelle

    Yum! Can't wait to try it! Just added it to my Evernote. :)

  • Vivi

    I just found your blog and i love your recipes, but i was wondering why all of your recipes dont have the "save this" feature. That feature makes saving and finding them again so much easier!

    • Welcome, Vivi! I love the "save this" feature, and it's one that I recently added about a month ago. I've been meaning to post to draw attention to it, but as you've noticed, I've not found the time to go back and convert some of my older recipes to it.

      That said, I quickly converted this one for you and hope to get started on the rest this week. :)

  • Pat

    Personally i use crushed garlic, cayenne pepper, paprika, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Delicious.

  • Ann Marie

    Hi Tara, just came across your blog. You and your family are just beautiful.Thanks so much for taking the time to share your wonderful recipes with the rest of us especially when you are such a busy Mom.
    Thanks again!
    Ann Marie from Philly

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