Bread dipping oil is quick and easy to make in about 5 minutes. Use fresh herbs or essential oils for a delicious dip with any fresh bread.Jump to Recipe
Have you ever gone to a restaurant that brings dipping oil for their bread? I’ve been to a few, and it’s always so good! We took the boys to Carrabbas on the first day of school this past year, and they had the bread dipping oil.
I love making homemade bread, and this was perfect to dip in the oil. I also tried a recipe for No Yeast Bread that went well, too. I’ve been trying to use my essential oils in cooking lately. We put quite a few of the Young Living vitality oils in this. Of course, if you don’t have essential oils, you can use fresh herbs. But the oils are easier and add just as much flavor.
PS: If you are looking to purchase some essential oils, you can find the ones I use on YoungLiving.com and use my member number: 17912134 for any order. Or, send me an email, I’d be happy to chat with you about them!
The bread dipping oil couldn’t be easier to make. There’s no cooking involved. You are simply whisking a few things together and it’s ready!
Personally, I like a lot of bold flavors. I ended up adding more balsamic vinegar to this for myself. But, then amount in the recipe was perfect for Justin and the boys.
Also, don’t worry if it doesn’t whisk together completely. As long as you are dipping in the oil, you will get all of the flavors. The only thing that separates is the vinegar from the oil.
Step by Step
In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil with the essential oils. Add the thyme and parmesan cheese and whisk again.
Pour in a splash of balsamic vinegar. Serve with warm, fresh bread to dip.
I stored the leftover bread dipping oil in an airtight container. Since nothing in it is refrigerated, I left it out on the counter. It was ready to go the following day.
Originally Published On: August 17, 2020
Bread Dipping Oil
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 drop oregano essential oil
- 1 drop basil essential oil
- 1 drop rosemary essential oil
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tbsp parmesan cheese (shredded)
- 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
- In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil with the essential oils
- Add the thyme and parmesan cheese and whisk again
- Pour in a splash of balsamic vinegar
- Serve with warm, fresh bread to dip
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
20 thoughts on “Bread Dipping Oil with Essential Oils”
We love to dip our bread in olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a little salt and pepper. I’d love to try those dipping oils you used!
The essential oils add some herb flavor to the dipping oil and they are so easy to work with.
I love love love dipping bread in olive oil. This mixture sounds so good! Going to try it this weekend when we have pasta night.
Me, too! That’s why I had to figure out a good one to make at home! It’s perfect for going with pasta.
I NEVER would have thought of using essential oils in dipping oil! What a neat idea, Stephanie – thanks for the tip!
They add so much flavor while being so easy to work with, and I know they are healthy for my family!
This is one of my fav parts about a meal – the bread and oils yummy!! I love it as a sharing dish with my hubby x
Same! Bread is some of my favorite food 🙂 My husband is lucky if I share!!
I love dipping bread into oil! I’ve had this at resturants, but never at home. I will have to try it out.
I had only had it at restaurants before, too, but figured it couldn’t be too hard to make at home!
I’ve never used essential oils in cooking before! I love dipping bread in pretty much anything, so I can’t wait to try this.
I have been using my essential oils more and more lately. They are a great way to add a lot of flavor to a dish and so easy!
You can’t beat some good bread and dipping oils as a starter or snack, although like others had said I’ve never done it at home before x
Growing up we never served bread with butter. Always infused oils…it’s so delicious and a perfect with warm, crusty bread.
One of my favorite ways to eat bread. Eating it this way just enriches the flavors!
I’ve heard so much good things about essential oils but not sure how to use them, so making this dipping oil is such a great idea
Ohh what a neat idea! I love dipping bread.
I never tried, but looks so healthy if we can dip the bread in oil… and the recipe are easily to follow. I will make one.
I never thought of adding my essential oils in cooking, such a great idea hun! I’ll try this recipe, so easy to make, wow! 😍
The first time we were introduced to dipping bread in oil was in Tuscany!!! Just amazing!!!