Bread Dipping Oil Recipe

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Gourmet Seasoned Bread Dipping Oil

Jeff Baygents
This gourmet bread dipping oil is incredibly flavorful and matches or exceeds those found in fine dining.  There are notes on how to scale down to 2 servings for immediate use. This is for adding to a spice jar.
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Prep 15 mins
3 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Servings 20 servings
Calories 241kcal


BULK SPICES MIX: Also perfect for storing in a spice jar

  • 1/4 tsp Rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp Red Cayenne Pepper or can use red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1.5 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1.5 tsp Oregano
  • 1.5 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1.5 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Thyme
  • 1.5 tsp Basil

BULK WET INGREDIENTS (amounts for using ALL of above bulk spices mix)

  • 2.5 tsp Lemon Juice 1/4 tsp for 2 servings
  • 2.5 cups Olive Oil 1/4 cup for 2 servings

SPECIAL 2 SERVINGS Scaled Down Portion

  • Spices mix (from the bulk spices mix created above) 1 tsp (for 2 servings)
  • Lemon juice 1/4 tsp (for 2 servings)
  • Olive oil 1/4 cup (for 2 servings). Add more oil if desired. Preferred to use extra virgin olive oil.



  • Mix the dry bulk ingredients together in a small bowl. This is enough to store any excess away in a spice container or a mason jar (for maintaining freshness).
  • See "Instructions for 2 Servings" section below for scaling the rest of this recipe servings quantity down to less than the bulk amount.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the lemon juice to the spices mix and stir it in well to moisten the spices.
  • Pour in the olive oil and combine well to distribute the spices.
  • Then serve by mixing well again and use a about 1/8 cup's worth to pour onto each serving plate/bowl for each person.


  • Mix the dry bulk ingredients together in a small bowl. This is enough to store away in a spice container or a mason jar (for maintaining freshness). You'll use a small amount of the above bulk dry spices mixture.
  • FOR 2 SERVINGS (on 1 dipping dish for sharing): Use a small serving saucer plate or very shallow bowl good for dipping. Add 1 tsp of the dry spice mixture to the plate/bowl first. Then, add 1/4 tsp lemon juice and mix it in to moisten the spices.
  • Conclude by pouring in 1/4 cup oil and combine well to distribute the spices.
  • Usually this is served within about 1/2 hour after adding the oil. If not served right away, you'll want to mix it up again, as there are some spices settling from sitting idle.


  • The reason for the bulk recipe is so you can make the spices mixture and save it with your other spices. That will save an incredible amount of prep work time for future meals
    Regarding storage, I've tried this countless ways over the years. Once you've added lemon juice or oil, it will need to be stored in the fridge.  When serving again, you can set it out for about 1/2 to 1 hour since room temperature is best for consistency.  However, It's generally not recommended to store combined amounts of spices with the wet ingredients, as the flavor is noticeably deterred.  However, if I have a lot left over, I do store it for less than a week for using again.


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg


About This Flavorful Bread Dipping Oil Recipe

This recipe is an extremely tasty dipping oil for bread like Carrabba’s. After you’ve made this recipe, you can keep the extra that’s left in a spice jar or plastic storage container for future quicker usage. Or, if you just want to make it once for a little bit, there is an explanation of how to reduce it down, in the recipe tips.

What is Bread Dipping Oil?

When you have a loaf of French or Italian bread (for example), they are often sliced in a thick manner (like for Garlic bread or Texas toast). Then, an individual tears off part of a thick slice and dips it into their own individual dish of dipping oil. As the oil contains some spices, the flavor is melded quite well and enhances the flavor of the bread with the meal.

Bread Dipping Oil Mix

Just make the recipe section named like “Bulk Spices Mix”. Then, you can store it in something like a spice jar or other container for dry ingredients, like a mason jar or plastic food storage container.

Use the Recipe Sizer for Size Adjustments

So, the recipe quantity is great for entertaining. AND, see the ingredients notes section for how to scale down the serving quantity for 2.

Two servings are enough for about 8-20 slices of French Bread. It’s a wide variance because people differ a lot for how much they use of this gourmet dipping oil.

At times, you might use one dipping plate/bowl to share between 2 people; thus, the reason for the popular 2 servings quantity mentioned.  However, know that there might be drips taking place so, there might be times where you’ll want to use 2 dipping plates/bowls for 2 people.

French Bread: Bread Maker to Oven is a recipe of a chewy bread (soft or hard crust) which serves exceptionally well with this seasoned bread oil. Also, here is a link for seeing some options for what plates or bowls are often used for bread dipping mediums.

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