I know one can buy flavored olive oil to use for dipping, but I recently found this recipe to make as you need it. Plumping the herbs in water before stirring into the olive oil enhances the flavor. I hope that you will enjoy it too. This recipe comes from the Taste of Home magazine.
Olive Oil Dip:
Makes 3 batches, 1/2 cup per batch.
1 Tablespoon dried minced garlic
1 Tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
2 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. coarsely ground pepper
Additional ingredients for each batch
1 Tablespoon water
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 French bread baguette
In a small bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
To prepare dipping oil: In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine 4 tsp. herb mix with water. Microwave uncovered, on high 10-15 seconds. Drain and discard excess water. Transfer to a shallow serving plate or bowl; add 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil and stir to combine. Serve with sliced or torn bread for dipping.
Stay warm and safe, have a good week!