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Olive Oil Bread Dip Recipe and Dipping Spices Holiday Gift

Beautiful, giftable, and flavorful olive oil bread dip spices to be gifted alone, paired with olive oil or kept all to yourself.

olive oil bread dip spices easy appetizer for Italian or steak dinners

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. 

the best blend of spices for olive oil and bread

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

olive oil and bread dipping spices gift idea

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.

easy homemade gift basket idea with bread dipping spices and olive oil

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.

a joy shared is a joy doubled

You can find all of my homemade holiday gift ideas here.

homemade gift bread dipping spices

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.

the best dipping spices for bread and olive oil

Bread Dipping Spices

Prep Time 3 mins Total Time 3 mins
Serves 8


  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 Tbsp rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp parsley
  • 1 Tbsp basil
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


Combine and store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

spoon over olive oil and serve with bread

optional: 1 tsp minced garlic for serving

4.8 rating
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olive oil bread dipping spices recipe


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One comment on “Olive Oil Bread Dip Recipe and Dipping Spices Holiday Gift”

  1. YUM. This looks delicious.

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