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This olive oil bread dip is the absolute perfect appetizer! It has just the right blend of spices that taste SOO GOOD! It will definitely get a “WOW!” from all of your guests!

I love an easy dish that is made to impress! If you want to get the most out of this dip then try it with this crostini, this french baguette, or this Sourdough Bread!

A bowl of olive oil dip with bread next to it.

The BEST Olive Oil Dip!

I love nothing better than being served olive oil dip with bread as I am ordering from a menu in a restaurant! I mean, the taste is perfect! It gets me in the mood for all of the delicious and savory things that I am about to eat. So, imagine how happy I was to be able to make this recipe in my own home! I could now have that luxury just about whenever I wanted. And that is exactly what I do!

This olive oil bread dip is SO easy to make. We are talking 5 minutes from start to finish and you are done. Which makes this perfect for a party because if you run out, you can make a fresh batch for everyone right then and there! You can also change it up but switching out which bread you serve with it! Or, you can do what I do and create a few platters with different dips and crackers and bread! Why limit myself to only one? Try making this Super Easy Beer Cheese Dip, 5 Minute Million Dollar Dip, and this Easy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip!

Ingredients for Olive Oil Bread Dip

This dip only uses 7 ingredients and you probably already have all of them in your pantry! See the recipe card below for a list of exact ingredient measurements.

  • Olive oil: Olive oil is a must when you are making olive oil bread dip!
  • Garlic cloves: If you don’t have fresh garlic cloves then you can go ahead and use the minced garlic that you have in your fridge. 1/2 tsp equals about 1 clove of garlic!
  • Italian seasoning: I like that this is already a mixture of delicious flavors. If you want to take this up a notch then try making thing Homemade Italian Seasoning to put into this dip!
  • Parsley: You can use fresh or dried parsley flakes!
  • Crushed red pepper: Add more if you want this to take on a little bit of heat!
  • Salt and pepper: Put these in as you go and stop when you like the taste!

Let’s Make Some Dip!

  1. Combine: In a small bowl add olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, parsley, and crushed pepper. Mix until combined and salt and pepper to taste.
a bowl with olive oil and spices being mixed into it.

Olive Oil Tips

This olive oil bread dip is SOO GOOD. If you want it to turn out perfectly then follow these tips and tricks! They are super easy!

  • How to store olive oil: olive oil is perishable and so you want to be careful about where you store it. Make sure that you put it in a cool, dark place. Once you’ve opened your bottle, it will last andout 1-2 months. So write the date on it and get a new one if you need to! Fresh olive oil tastes SO much better in any dish!
  • Fresh or dried herbs? You can use either in this recipe! If you have a lot of spices at your housee already, then this dip is extra easy to whip up in a flash. In fact, try making this Homemade Italian Seasoning ahead of time and you will always be ready to make this appetizer!
  • To make it kid-friendly: Go ahead and leave out the red pepper flakes and use rosemary or thyme instead. This takes out any heat and just adds a bit of extra flavor!
A slice of bread being dipped into olive oil dip.

How to Store Leftovers

This olive oil bread dip is so easy to make! So if you don’t have leftovers, you can just whip some more up anytime. But if you do have some, here’s how you can store it for later!

  • Refrigerate it: Store your leftover dip in an airtight container and put it in the fridge. It can last up to a week! Once you are ready to eat it again, you can let it sit for a few minutes to come to room temperature before serving.

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Olive Oil Bread Dip

5 from 3 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
This olive oil bread dip is the absolute perfect appetizer! It has just the right blend of spices that taste SOO GOOD! It will definitely get a "WOW!" from all of your guests!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people



  • In a small bowl add olive oil, garlic, Italian Seasoning, parsley, and crushed pepper. Mix until combined and salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 26gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 12mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this for the first time and was pleasantly surprised that it tastes better than any high-end Italian restaurant in my area (Charleston, SC)! I added about a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice because I love a hint of lemon in everything I eat. I also used Trader Joe’s olive oil. Excellent recipe! I am passing this on to all of my friends!

  2. 5 stars
    I haven’t made this yet, but it looks great! I’ll definitely be making it in the near future. I have one question. I love garlic but sometimes find fresh garlic a little bitter or too strong for me. Usually I make a single serving similar to this recipe. I think I may not be adding enough olive oil to “dilute” the garlic. Do you find the garlic in this recipe to be bitter or strong? Thanks!

    1. MOST olive oil is either counterfeit or made under terrible conditions with old olives that laid on the ground too long. Costco brand olive oil passed with flying colors every time it was tested! I’m an old Sicilian and I know my oil. Go with a dark, Rick oil for consumption like this. Never buy oil in a clear or plastic bottle and keep it from the light!

  3. 5 stars
    This was awesome! We have been making a dipping oil with no recipe – just some of this and that. It was good, but nothing like this. This will be the only way we make it from here on out!