Updated: Feb 17
Who needs butter? Your favorite olive oil and a few spices make a great combination to serve with bread. Packed with flavor, this is a big hit every time I serve it. Whether as an appetizer or alongside the main meal - either way with plenty of warm bread, this dipping sauce is top notch.
By Melinda Keckler, Crinkled Cookbook
1 or 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp (scant) red pepper flakes
freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 - 2/3 cup light olive oil
1-2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (optional)
Crush garlic into the bowl you plan to serve from. Add spices and olive oil and stir to combine. Allow enough time for the flavors to blend, about an hour of so if possible before serving but you can serve right away. The balsamic vinegar is just an option and adds a bit of tang - the sauce is delicious either way.
This combination is so simple, but it's light and lovely and packed full of flavor. Make sure everyone has a little dish (ramekins work great!) to spoon the sauce into. Serve with plenty of slices of your favorite sourdough or other sturdy bread and enjoy.