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Mediterranean Bread Dipping Oil

This delicious Bread Dipping Oil with Mediterranean flavours takes minutes to prepare, and makes a fabulous appetiser! Serve with your favourite bread, some shavings of Parmesan cheese and a glass of wine!
Course Appetiser, Starter
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Standing Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 242kcal
Author Alexandra


  • ¾ cup (180 ml) extra virgin olive oil See Note 1
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped/minced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes See Note 2
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon dried red chilli flakes See Note 3


  • Combine all of your ingredients in a bowl.
  • Allow the flavours to develop for 30 minutes, and serve with your favourite bread.


  1. Using a good quality Olive Oil is important for the success of this recipe.
  2. Use sea salt flakes for the best flavour and texture. Adjust the amount of salt to your taste.
  3. Adjust the amount of red pepper flakes depending on the amount of heat you like. We use 1 tsp, as we love a slight heat.
  4. Please note, the nutritional information is based on this being enjoyed as an appetiser between 6 people. You can adjust the amount you make accordingly, or it does keep for 3 days.


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg