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.
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