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Olive Oil Bread Dip

Olive Oil Bread Dip

The best olive oil dipping sauce for bread. Made with extra virgin olive oil, dried spices (or fresh herbs), lemon juice, and parmesan cheese, this Italian-restaurant style olive oil bread dip is guaranteed to impress
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings (1 cup)
Calories 1973kcal


If Using Dried Spices:

  • ½ tablespoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional

If Using Fresh Herbs:

  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano chopped
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme chopped finely
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped finely
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional


  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil please read the post for my favorite supermarket brands
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper


  • Place all the spices/herbs in a bowl. Pour in the olive oil. Give it a mix.
  • Add in the garlic, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese. Give it a stir and serve with crusty bread.



Calories: 1973kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 219g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 4mg