Dipping Oil for Bread
  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • crusty bread
  1. In a jar with a lid, combine oil, vinegar, cheese, basil, salt, pepper and garlic; stir, or cover and shake to blend ingredients.
  2. Pour into small, shallow bowls or rimmed plates. Slice or tear bread into pieces and dip into oil to eat.
  3. Makes 1-3/4 Cups
This is a versatile recipe, adjust the herbs and spices to your taste. This can be kept in the fridge for up to a month, bring it to room temperature and stir it before serving. Just the way to start out an Italian meal.