Leslie's Kitchen: Italian Bread Dipping Oil
Leslie's Kitchen: Italian Bread Dipping Oil
Posted on
February 19, 2024
achilleas petris

This delicious and healthy Mediterranean dip that can be assembled right before your next dinner party or for a quick weekend dinner with family. You’ll need your favorite olive oil, sun dried tomatoes, olives, pine nuts (or walnuts) basil, Parmesan cheese, and of course lots of bread for dipping.

• 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
• 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes
•  chopped Green olives - about 1/2 cup
•  chopped salt and pepper to taste Baguette, sliced and toasted.
• Balsamic vinegar is optional
  1. Start by making a simple pesto. Add the following ingredients to your blender. Adjust cheese and olive oil for desired consistency.
  • • 1 1/2 - 2 cups fresh basil leaves (remove stems)
  • • 3 tablespoons *pine nuts (or walnuts)
  • • 2 cloves garlic
  • • a couple tsp fresh lemon juice
  • • 1/2 salt
  • • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil (adjust for desired consistency)
  • • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan

2. Into a serving/dip bowl, pour olive oil.

3. Add 2 or more tablespoons of fresh pesto, sun dried tomatoes, and olives. Stir.

4. Top with Parmesan cheese.

5. Serve with toasted baguette slices. I toast mine in the oven with olive oil until slightly brown.

Notes *Pine Nuts: I put mine in a cast iron skillet with a little olive oil. Using a low flame I stir the nuts until they begin to turn brown. Pine nuts burn easily so don't walk away! If you are sensitive to garlic, try adding adding to the skillet for a minute or so. Add to the blender when done.

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