Olive Oil Bread Dip and Dipping Spices Holiday Gift

LAST UPDATED: May 04, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Dec 19, 2017 | By: Julie Blanner

Beautiful, giftable, and flavorful olive oil bread dip spices to be gifted alone, paired with olive oil or kept all to yourself. This dry herb mix is perfect to serve with warm crusty bread for a delicious and elegant appetizer. Quick and easy to make and perfect for a thoughtful holiday gift.

olive oil bread dip in a white bowl next to a loaf of bread

One of my greatest weaknesses is bread and truly, there’s not much better to me than bread dipped in oil, with dipping spices. It’s my favorite accompaniment to any American or Italian meal and makes the easiest last minute appetizer for those gatherings with wine surrounded around the kitchen island.

We’ll occasionally even enjoy it as a little snack or in lieu of dinner paired with wine for a casual evening at home. 

This dry herb spice just needs to be added to a little olive oil for a fragrant and delicious bite. It’s perfect to serve with my homemade bread.

The girls opt for olive oil bread dip rather than traditional butter now. It’s one of my proud moments as a parent!

I keep a jar of this blend of bread dipping spices in our spice cabinet and sometimes add it to spaghetti for an effortless last minute meal as well. This year I decided it would make a great holiday gift idea for family and friends. A joy shared is a joy doubled.

This dip is made with a combination of dried herbs and seasonings that come to life when mixed with a little olive oil.

Olive Oil Bread Dip Ingredients

  • Garlic Powder
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive Oil – Use a high quality extra virgin olive oil rather than olive oil. It is much richer in flavor and intended for dipping!

Optional Additions

  • Minced Garlic – I sometimes like to add a teaspoon of minced garlic when I serve for an extra hit of flavor.
  • Parmesan Cheese – Finely grated parmesan is a delicious addition.
The herb mix and olive oil on a white plate

How To Make Olive Oil Bread Dip

  1. Combine – Combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Store – Store the spice mix in an airtight container in a cupboard.
  3. Use – Spoon the mix over olive oil, stir to combine and dip!

Food Gift Baskets

I love putting together gift baskets and this one is inspired by my sweet friend Allyson who brought a basket of goodies to our lake cottage over the summer.

Simply add a small jar of the dry herb mix in a basket with a plate and a bottle of extra virgin olive oil. Perfect, elegant and effortless!

olive oil and bread dipping spices in a gift basket

Tips

Make Sure Your Herbs Aren’t Stale – Herbs don’t ‘go off’ as such, but they can lose their aromas and potency as time goes on. Rub a little of the herbs between your fingers, if the aroma is weak or not obvious then they should be discarded.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Dried herbs can keep well for up to a year, so this is the ultimate make ahead food gift! Once you have made your mix, prolong it’s life by storing in a cool dark cupboard and out of direct sunlight in an airtight container.

More Uses

This Italian inspired seasoning mix is perfect for dipping with olive oil, but it’s also great to use in lots of main dishes too.

  • stir into pasta sauce
  • stir into soup or stew
  • use as a rub onto chicken
  • coat fish before grilling or baking
  • toss with warm olive oil and pasta
  • toss veggies in olive oil and seasoning before grilling, sautéing or roasting
A basket with the herb mix and a bottle of olive oil

There is so much flavor in every bite. Just add a teaspoon or two to a small plate of olive oil and enjoy! It’s hard not to!

You can find all of my homemade holiday gift ideas here and my Thoughtful Hostess Gifts here.

Olive oil and herb dip on a slice of bread

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More Herb and Spices

olive oil bread dipping spices recipe

Bread Dipping Spices

Julie Blanner
Beautiful, giftable, and flavorful olive oil bread dip spices to be gifted alone, paired with olive oil or kept all to yourself.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Appetizer, Seasoning
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 5 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • Combine ingredients in a glass jar or small dish.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Optional Add Ins

  • Minced Garlic – I sometimes like to add a teaspoon of minced garlic when I serve for an extra hit of flavor.
  • Parmesan Cheese – Finely grated parmesan is a delicious addition.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Dried herbs can keep well for up to a year, so this is the ultimate make ahead food gift! Once you have made your mix, prolong it’s life by storing in a cool dark cupboard and out of direct sunlight in an airtight container.

Serving Suggestions

  • spoon over olive oil and serve with bread
  • stir into pasta sauce
  • stir into soup or stew
  • use as a rub onto chicken
  • coat fish before grilling or baking
  • toss with warm olive oil and pasta
  • toss veggies with olive oil and seasoning before grilling, sautéing or baking

Nutrition

Calories:5kcalCarbohydrates:1gSodium:150mgPotassium:17mgVitamin A:155IUVitamin C:0.9mgCalcium:15mgIron:0.4mg
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