Italian Bread Dip Seasoning

I have an amazing recipe for you today. Its a simple and delicious Italian spice mix.

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It is great for sprinkling over olive oil and balsamic vinegar to dip bread in. It can also be a great gift for a friend or new neighbor!

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Here is what you need to make it:

1 Tbsp. dried oregano

2 tsp dried rosemary

1 Tbsp. dried basil

1 Tbsp. dried parsley

1 Tbsp. garlic powder

½ – 1 tsp black pepper (depending on how much spice you want)

2 tsp crushed red

1 tsp thyme

1 Tbsp. dehydrated onion

½ Tbsp. dehydrated garlic

I found the dehydrated garlic in the spice section of my local store. It makes a huge difference and is worth looking for!

The first thing you need to do break some of the spice down in size. The more even the sizes of the spices the more evenly it will mix and stay mixed. I put the larger spices (rosemary, dehydrated garlic, red pepper, onion) in a Ziploc bag and then roll over it with my rolling pin until I smash them down in size.

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After you have the big seasonings broken down, mix them with the other spices and mix well.

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To create an olive oil dip pour a thin layer of olive oil in a flat dish and drizzle balsamic vinegar through the oil. Then sprinkle a layer of the spices over the top.

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My favorite bread for dipping is this amazing and super simple sourdough.

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When I moved to Seattle I used to go to a restaurant with my Grandma Irene called Ciao Bella. We loved to sit and dip our bread in their delicious oils and vinegar. When she passed away we went there after her funeral and I bought a little Italian soda that day. For the last 14 years I have kept my Italian bread dip seasonings in this little bottle. It brings back good memories!

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But, if you don’t have a super sentimental Italian soda container laying around this recipe will also fill one half pint jar. I made a cute printable jar topper that you can print for the top of your jars. It makes a great Christmas neighbor gift or housewarming gift.

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We hope you enjoy!


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Also, don’t forget to check out the recipe for the Easy Sourdough Bread to go along with this Bread Dip Seasoning!  It’s a must try!


This recipe was originally shared on I Heart Naptime on July 18, 2014



Previous author of Over the Big Moon. I shared my passion for home and family life! I love graphic design, DIY projects, cooking, and working in my garden! My favorite role is taking care of my husband and our 3 amazing and busy boys!

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    i will definitely make this for myself and to give as a gift along with a nice bottle of olive oil.


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    I love bread dips like this!!! totally a great idea for christmas gifts for co-workers also!


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    This would make such a great gift! Yum!


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    This is one of my favorite treats at Italian restaurants. Thanks for the recipe to make it at home, Lisa! YUMMMM!


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    Better From Scratch


    OO I love the idea of making this ahead of time to have on hand! Bread dip is one of my favorite appetizers to serve when we have friends over! Thanks for the yummy recipe!


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