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Italian Bread Dipping Oil

Italian bread dipping oil

This delicious and healthy Mediterranean dip that can be assembled right before your next dinner party or for a quick weekend dinner with family. You’ll need your favorite olive oil, sun dried tomatoes, olives, pine nuts (or walnuts) basil, Parmesan cheese, and of course lots of bread for dipping.

Italian bread dipping oil
Italian bread dipping oil

Italian Bread Dipping Oil

Italian Bread Dipping Oil

An easy dip to assemble for your next party or family dinner.


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • Green olives - about 1/2 cup chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Baguette, sliced and toasted.
  • Balsamic vinegar is optional


  1. Start by making a simple pesto. Add the following ingredients to your blender. Adjust cheese and olive oil for desired consistency.
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups fresh basil leaves (remove stems)
  • 3 tablespoons *pine nuts (or walnuts)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • a couple tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 salt
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil (adjust for desired consistency)
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan

2. Into a serving/dip bowl, pour olive oil.

3. Add 2 or more tablespoons of fresh pesto, sun dried tomatoes, and olives. Stir.

4. Top with Parmesan cheese.

5. Serve with toasted baguette slices. I toast mine in the oven with olive oil until slightly brown.


*PIne Nuts: I put mine in a cast iron skillet with a little olive oil. Using a low flame I stir the nuts until they begin to turn brown. Pine nuts burn easily so don't walk away! If you are sensitive to garlic, try adding adding to the skillet for a minute or so. Add to the blender when done.

- Leslie

- Leslie

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