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Balsamic Dipping Oil

This easy olive oil bread dip is packed with flavor from dried herbs and a kick of spice from Calabrian chili paste. Whip up this easy appetizer or side dish to accompany an Italian-inspired meal. Balsamic bread dipping oil is best served with a toasted French baguette.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people (about ¾ cups total)
Calories: 445kcal
Author: Jessica Mode


  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon Morton kosher salt
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Calabrian chili paste
  • 1 toasted French baguette for serving


  • To a bowl combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and lemon juice. Whisk to combine. To the same bowl add black pepper, basil, oregano, parsley, garlic, salt, and parmesan cheese. Whisk to combine.
  • Transfer mixture to a shallow serving plate. Place Calabrian chili paste in the middle of the mixture.
  • Serve immediately alongside a toasted French baguette.


If you make this recipe ahead of time, store it in the fridge until you're ready to serve. If the oil solidifies, allow it to come to room temperature prior to serving.


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 777mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 3mg