Bread Dipping Appetizer

Bread Dipping Appetizer

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Bread Dipping Party Snacks

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

bread dipping gift setBread Dipping as an appetizer or companion to the meal can be a gourmet delight.

When preparing for parties, consider serving Italian bread dipping as an appetizer. Present your selection of dipping sauces with a variety of bread and fresh vegetables and let your guests enjoy. As hors d’oeuvres the bread dipping dish is an excellent choice. Or, if the occasion is more formal and you are having guests to dinner you can use your dipping sauces for all the savory elements of your meal, and you might treat your meat to a dipping sauce marinade. You can set out as many dipping sauces as you like for your guests to try. A novel idea you might like to try is to invite guests to bring a dipping sauce that each of them has created so that everyone has a chance to try a different recipe.

As long as you always have a good quality bottle of extra virgin olive oil you can create any bread dipping sauces that you like. But remember, if you are planning to make bread dipping sauces, to make sure that the quality of your olive oil is superior. If you like this dish then it is a good idea to always have a bottle of good extra virgin olive oil as one of your stock ingredients. You never know when you will want to create a fast appetizer and it makes sense to have a bottle handy.

If you are looking for a snack for yourself or your family, planning a party, or creating an appetizer for unexpected guests remember your bread dipping dishes for a fast, flavorsome, healthy alternative. It cannot be more simple or convenient and it’s bound to be one dish that you recreate many times over.

Olive Oil Dipping With Bread Appetizer

Monday, June 16th, 2008

oil dipping gift setOlive Oil dipping appetizer for bread is the perfect addition to any pasta meal. It is advisable to adjust all seasonings to your taste. Serve with Italian flat bread, soft Italian bread sticks, or even a fresh baked French bread loaf. For oil dipping, soft bread is ideal, although some oil dipping variations encourage toasting the bread before using. When red ripe tomatoes are in season, add chopped or fresh sliced tomatoes to your oil dipping appetizer. The same goes with fresh basil leaves torn into small pieces and added to the oil dipping mixture.

Olive Oil Dipping Variations


  • 1 Tablespoon garlic clove, peeled and pressed through a garlic press
  • 1 tsp fresh Basil leaves
  • 1 tsp Rosemary dried
  • 1 tsp Oregano dried
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Parsley dried
  • Sea salt
  • Dash of black peppercorns fresh ground
  • Add crushed red pepper to taste

Whisk together all ingredients completely. Place a teaspoon on a small dipping dish, drizzle well with gourmet quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Taste with an Italian bread slice, you may want to adjust the seasonings to your own palate. To serve, place a teaspoon of the mixture on a dipping dish, add the oil and blended herbs when dipping with bread. Add additional oil until herbs on plate are consumed.

Oil Dipping Recipe


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, wash, pat dry leaves, then chop
  • 4 cloves garlic cloves, peeled and pressed through a garlic press
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Pour olive oil into a dipping dish. Add chopped basil leaves, crushed garlic and ground pepper.  Whisk together evenly. Serve with fresh baked warm Italian bread. Use quality ingredients for best results, especially extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil and garlic. Add additional garlic for those who are garlic lovers.

Oil Dipping with Italian Bread


  • 2 Tablespoons Cruets Gourmet Italian Bread Dipping Herbs and Spices
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Place 2 T, Cruets Gourmet Italian Bread Dipping Herbs and Spices in dipping dish. Add water to cover the herbs. Let stand for 10 minutes. Drain Herbs. Pour olive oil over spices to cover. Stir to blend. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the herbs and spices. Serve as a dipping sauce with your favorite crusty bread. Makes 2 servings

Variation: add a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar, add small torn pieces of fresh basil leaves

Bread Dipping Appetizer

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Italian Bread Dipping Oil With Gourmet Dipping Dishes

Makes 18-20 servings

1/4 cup aged balsamic vinegar, Italian Masserie Balsamic Vinegar
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, use Italian or Spanish olive oil
Parmesan cheese, freshly grated. Try to find a Parmigiano-Reggiano from Italy
1/4 cup grated Asiago cheese
3 cloves of fresh garlic, pressed through a garlic press
A pinch of fresh ground peppercorns, black, white, red (optional)
1 loaf Italian bread
Assorted appetizer crackers

Grate the Asaigo cheese. Add in a mixing bowl all ingredients except Balsamic Vinegar. Add Parmigiano cheese, and grated Asaigo cheese as well. Mix with a fork. Last, drizzle balsamic vinegar over the dip and apply to bread or crackers. Garnish with a dash of fresh ground pepper if desired


Bread Dipping Companion, Roasted Garlic Cloves With Olive Oil

Thursday, February 21st, 2008










Roasted Garlic Cloves Recipe



  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil


Preheat the oven to 375F. Remove excess paper peeling from the head of garlic, but leave the garlic head intact. Cut the top (the pointed end) off the head of garlic. Place the head of garlic on a square piece of foil large enough to wrap the garlic in, for easy cleanup.  Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the garlic cloves. Wrap the garlic head until completely enclosed within the foil. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 for about 40 minutes, until the garlic is completely soft and lightly browned. Allow to cool just enough to handle the garlic.

To serve, separate the head into individual cloves. Allow your guest to squeeze out the softened garlic as needed. Roasted garlic is a great spread on lightly toasted pieces of Italian bread or baguette. Offer the roasted cloves in one small dish and a high-quality extra virgin olive oil in another. Diner guests can dip the bread in olive oil, then spread a roasted clove of garlic on it. You can also add roasted garlic cloves to whipped or mashed potatoes for garlic mashed potatoes.

Easy Bread Dip Recipe With Herbs And Spices Served With Bread Dipping Dishes

Saturday, March 01st, 2008

Here is a quick, easy, and healthy recipes with dried herbs and spices and dipping dishes for olive oil bread dipping:

  • ¼ teaspoon of each of the following:
    oregano, basil, sun-dried tomatoes
  • ½ cup of Spanish extra virgin olive oil
    Ground black pepper to season
  • 1 loaf of either Ciabatta, Focaccia or French baguette, sliced on the diagonal, about 1” thick 


Rehydrate the herbs and sundried tomatoes by covering with water for 20 minutes. When the herbs and tomatoes are drained add to you extra virgin oil and add a touch of black pepper to taste. The dip recipe is complete and can be served in individual portions for each guest or in one bowl to share.


Italian Bread Dipping

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Italian cooking can be described in an uncomplicated description as; ‘a love of simple foods prepared with care, and with fresh baked bread of course.’ Italian cuisine combines basic ingredients in a delicious way which features fresh fruits, vegetables, poultry, fish, pasta, breads and spices, together with olive oil.

Italian culinary traditions were developed as the building blocks of the Mediterranean cuisine, some refer to it as the Mediterranean Diet, but it is much more than a fad, it’s a way of life in Italy. Olive oil is an integral part of Italian cooking. Olive oil is always present on the table and is added to soups, sauces, pastas, and is drizzled from an olive oil cruet over vegetables and salads. Extra virgin olive oil is served as a dip with fresh bread and balsamic vinegar.

Bread is considered as a fundamental in the Italian cuisine. It may appear as the most simple, but it is an important component of Italian food and cooking. Bread is in the midst of every meal. Italian bread is used in a variety of ways, bread dipped in fresh herbs and spices, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, bread for stuffing, bread for bread crumbs, or toasted bread for garlic and foccacia bread.

A long baguette with sesame seeds dusted over the top is regarded as a French Loaf. It is one of many favorite Italian breads. In Sicily the round panelle bread has a real brick oven taste to it as is also favored. It can be hard and crusty on the outside, but firm but soft on the inside, ideal for soups and oil dipping.

There is something unmistakably delicious about fresh bread dipped in extra virgin olive oil and spices. It is a great snack and appetizer. Place a bit of effort in selecting a quality fresh baked bread. A Supermarket “Italian Bread” that is white and, spongy soft, is neither appetizing or a good representation of what real bread should be. Some bakeries will offer fresh baked bread from authentic Old Country recipes. Of course, it’s all a personal preference and there are many types of specialty bread to choose from, such as Baguette, French, Panelle, Ciabata, or the Tuscan bread. 

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Caper Tapenade Bread Dipping In Olive Oil

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Capers served on bread are called Tapenade, which is also great when adding tuna and mustard. When served on bread, it can also be used for bread dipping in olive oil.


  • Five tablespoons capers
  • Six tablespoons drizzled extra virgin olive oil
  • Six ounces black olives, preferably the shriveled
  • Two teaspoons brandy
  • Two anchovy fillets from a can
  • Pinch of thyme or oregano
  • One tablespoons lemon juice
  • One clove of garlic
  • Cracked pepper


Wash the capers and peel the garlic. Except for the olive oil, put all the ingredients including the olives in a blender at high speed for one full minute. With the machine running, lower the speed and slowly pour in the olive oil. Serve on bread slices and can use for bread dipping. It can also be added to pasta instead of bread if you wish.

Olive Oil And Tomato Bread Dip Recipe

Wednesday, January 01st, 2014

In most of Olive oil producing countries such as Spain, Olive oil mixed with paprika, tomatoes, garlic, or olives was used on bread instead of butter.

Recipe For Bread, Olive Oil, And Tomato Bread Dip

One crusty loaf of flavored bread
Extra virgin olive oil
Two juicy ripe tomatoes
Two garlic cloves
Four slices of cured ham

Peel and mash the cloves of garlic. Slice the loaf into 8 pieces over one inch thick and toast both sides of the slices. Rub the slices with garlic. Rinse the tomatoes, then slice them in half and use to wipe the bread. Layer the ham slices on the bread. Drizzle olive oil in a dipping dish and use to dip the bread in.

Unique Bread Dipping Dish

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Have you ever eaten at those Italian restaurants and they bring you out this wonderful bread with a delightful dipping oil to dip your bread into? Well I have created a very simple fantastic recipe you can make yourself at home that tastes just as great.

In a small pouring container you will need to combine a 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil. Add a 1/2 tsp of oregano, a 1/2 tsp of basil, and 1/8 cup of finely chopped fresh garlic. You may either use fresh or bottled spices for this recipe.

 Pour all of the ingredients into an oil bottle and cover and shake it until the oil and spices have mixed together well. Be sure to shake it again just before serving.

 Serve on a small bowl or dipping dish with your favorite warm bread like French bread or Italian rolls. Top the dipping oil with parmesan cheese.

Italian Focaccia Bread Used For Bread Dipping In Olive Oil

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Here is a how-to for making a rustic focaccia bread, one with a nice, springy crumb and golden crust.

Herbed Focaccia You Can Make The Easy Way

  • 3 1/4 C flour, all purpose
  • 1 packet Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise Yeast
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 T salt
  • ¼ C extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 2/3 C warm water (120-130 degrees)
  • 2 T Parmesan cheese, fresh shredded
  • 1 T herb seasoning, Italian


Combine un-dissolved yeast, sugar, salt and flour in a large bowl. Stir in 2T of olive oil and water until everything is blended together. Use a 9×13” baking pan and spread dough out to completely cover it.

It will take about 30 minutes for the dough to rise to double it size. Use your wooden spoon to put holes in top of dough and then take remaining olive oil and drizzle atop dough. Combine cheese and herbs to sprinkle across dough. Cover dough.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. While oven is warming, let the dough rise again for 15 minutes. Remove cover and place break in over for 30-35 minutes until you see it has turned a light brown color. Allow it to cool briefly and then slice for serving. Bread can be served plain or with a side of olive oil for dipping


When using olive oil for dipping, it is not the time to skimp on quality. Get the best available. If you have a bottle with a pouring spout, you can use it, otherwise pour directly from container. Do the same thing with some high quality balsamic vinegar.

Fresh ground salt and pepper are the best accompaniments for your dipping sauce. If you don’t have a grinder, go get one as nothing compares to the taste of fresh ground. Put a side plate at each setting. Pour out about 2 T of olive oil in the center of the plate and then add 1 T of the balsamic.

This is a traditional oil and vinegar combination. They will not integrate so trying to mix them is a waste of time. You can add salt and pepper to your taste. This is bread dipping at its best!



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