Looking for a quick and delectable dip to elevate your appetizer game? Look no further! Our Garlic and Herb Olive Oil Dip is a culinary masterpiece that brings together the rich flavors of our Fresh Press Farms Classic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, aromatic herbs, and piquant garlic. This simple yet exquisite recipe is a testament to the magic that can be achieved with just a handful of quality ingredients.
- 1/2 cup Fresh Press Farms Classic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Heat the Olive Oil: In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil over low to medium heat. You want to warm it, not cook it.
- Add the Garlic: Once the oil is warm, add the minced garlic. Let it infuse into the oil for about 3-4 minutes. Be careful not to let the garlic brown; it should just turn fragrant.
- Add the Herbs and Spices: Stir in the dried basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Allow the herbs to infuse for another 2-3 minutes. Keep the heat low to prevent burning.
- Cool and Serve: Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture cool down to room temperature. You can transfer it to a serving dish or a small bowl for dipping.
- Serve: Serve this dip with your choice of bread, crackers, or vegetables. It's great with slices of baguette, pita bread, or even raw vegetable sticks like carrots, celery, and bell peppers.
Note: This dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Before serving, let it come to room temperature again for the best flavor.
Enjoy your homemade garlic and herb olive oil dip!