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Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Olive Oil Dipping Dish With Bread

bread dippingBread dipping is the new, healthy alternative to crackers and cheese which have been a staple, but often overused, appetizer. A tasty trend, fresh baked bread dipped in flavored olive oil, with herbs and spices, you will love it.

Bread Dipping In An Olive Oil Dipping Dish

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Tired of serving carrot and celery sticks to guests, why not try something different?

Be the first of your friends to use a new bread dipping dish and you’re sure to start a new trend. Add an olive oil dipping dish and some herb dips to the mix, and you’ve got yourself a culinary winner.

Combine Mediterranean-inspired oils with a variety of breads in a classy bread dipping dish, and you’ve created an appetizer that can be used no matter what the occasion.

There’s no need to run around searching for a gourmet grocer either. Simply visit your local supermarket and look for the olive oil section. Be prepared to spend that little bit extra for a bottle of extra virgin olive oil. Being the highest quality oil, it has a wonderful flavor, and is the best option for bread dipping. It’s likely you might already have some pure olive oil at home, but this is best left for cooking, as the flavor pales in comparison to extra virgin olive oil. 

Despite the name, extra light olive oil does not contain any less calories than other olive oils. The lighter color and flavor is what is referred to in this instance. It makes a great substitute to canola or vegetable oil when baking.

Dipping Dish For Olive Oil Bread Dipping

With a bread dipping dish, you can serve several oils and sauces at once. Place flavored oils such as fresh basil, lemon juice or roasted garlic in one of the olive oil dipping dishes to accompany the bread.

If you’re keen to create your own unique oil for bread dipping, consider adding some prepared basil pesto, Kalamata olive tapenade or sun dried tomato pesto to the oil. Mix well and to ensure that the flavors develop, leave the blended ingredients to stand for a minimum of 15 minutes.

If you want things spiced up a little, add a teaspoon of Italian seasoning and a dash of crushed red pepper flakes to a quarter cup of olive oil. For another flavor, fill one of the olive oil dipping dishes with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. First, dip a piece of bread into the oil, and then into the dish containing the cheese. Your guests will be stunned at the taste sensation.

And don’t think you need to stick to the standard french bread stick. Breads that a great for bread dipping include ciabatta, focaccia and sourdough, all of which can be found at your local deli or bakery. On a cold winter’s night, serve a loaf of warm French bread dough. 

The bread dipping dish is versatile and functional. Try filling with steamed vegetables instead of bread, and dip the vegetables into the flavored olive oil. For the perfect Italian appetizer, place your favorite oil in the olive oil dipping dish and then dip bread or vegetables into the oil. Olive oil bread dipping dish can be found in white stoneware with color graduations in the dish when filled with olive oil. It makes a wonderful wedding present, especially for a visual presentation on the newlyweds dining table. Once the oil is placed in the olive oil dipping dish, lovely green tones will filter through, providing both a work of art and a feast.


14 Responses to “Olive Oil Dipping Dish With Bread”

  1. Elissa
    January 21st, 2008 15:48

    What is nice about bread dipping as an appetizer is that it really isn’t a new idea. Although you are right about it being a new trend here in the States.

    We have numerous popular chefs with Euro backgrounds and experience that bring Old Country bread dipping recipes and styles to the restuarants they work with. I enjoy reading many of their articles and tips they often publish.

    Bread dipping with oil and vinegar is no longer just found in an Italian restuarant. It is fast becoming popular in many of our homes, thanks to the Mediterranean influence our favorite cooks have shared. Thanks mom for the home baked bread recipe!

  2. Vanessa
    January 22nd, 2008 18:28

    I have an Italian friend, and she introduced me to bread dipping years ago. I’m actually surprised that it’s taken until now for it to become globally popular, because it’s such a quick and easy appetizer to prepare.
    My personal favourite bread dipping combination is some focaccia, dipped into some extra virgin olive oil, and then into some Parmesan cheese. Not only does it taste great, it’s far healthier than many other snacks that I could be eating.
    A bread dipping appetizer is now always my contribution to any dinner parties that I attend. I always feel that I’m cheating a little, because it’s so easy to prepare, and it always gets rave reviews.

  3. Ron
    January 22nd, 2008 20:37

    I am really looking forward to using a new bread dipping dish. Dipping olive oil as an appetizer is something my family enjoys when we go out to eat. If the dipping oil has a great spice blend in it, the bread is usually wiped out before the main course is ever served.

    Trying to do bread dipping at home has not been very sucessful because the saucers we have are too shallow, and the bowls we have are to big. I look forward to the new bread dipping dishes we have ordered.

    We have also tried a small serving of oil with balsamic vinegar drizzled in together. It makes an excellent bread or veggie dip.

  4. Sorina
    January 25th, 2008 12:19

    The oil and vinegar recipes are helpful. Some folks dont know that a good bread dipping herb mix is great sprinkled over a salad, or that a vinaigrette dressing also doubles as a great steak or chicken marinade. You have a very nice blog, good post. Thank you for the informative posts.

  5. sorina
    January 28th, 2008 08:15

    You have a very nice blog, good post…keep up the good job

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  8. Al
    September 23rd, 2008 17:01

    The desire to be healthy without feeling deprived is encouraging more and more people to follow the Mediterranean Diet. Appetizers like Italian bread dipping offer taste without guilt. You don’t have to be a chef to make it, either. With a little vinegar, some olive oil, and a great slice of bread, dieters can have a flavorful appetizer that is well within the guidelines of the healthy Mediterranean Diet.

  9. Hampers
    September 23rd, 2009 08:27

    OMG…it looks super yummy. I am salivating and can hardly wait to try olive oil bread dipping dish.

  10. gifts guntur
    November 1st, 2010 16:20

    Yumm…I love olive oil dishes. When i got Italian restorant I eat bred dipping to olive oli with paper & salt.

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    April 13th, 2011 02:18

    Thanks for sharing these good ideas for olive oil dipping in almost all dishes. I would like to try this with dry bread and convert it to new innovation.

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    November 4th, 2011 06:27

    Great article. It is interesting to know that the olive oil can give a good flavor to almost all the dishes.

  13. Modena Balsamic Vinegar » Blog Archive » Gourmet Italian Gift
    December 31st, 2013 10:51

    Bring family and friends together to enjoy a basket of freshly-baked bread and custom-designed white stoneware dipping dishes filled with Italian olive oil.

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    January 30th, 2014 17:04

    Bread dipping in olive oil can is a great appetizer. Olive oil dipping dishes were custom made for this purpose. Many restaurants have swirl design olive oil dipping dishes on their tables from for one reason. sells quality and nothing less.

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