Found this recipe in a magazine, although I can't remember which one. Amounts given are for dried herbs.
- Mix all herbs together in a small bowl and add as much oil as you wish for desired flavor.
- Use a crusty Italian bread for dipping.
Very good! We had this herbed dipping oil with french bread and it was shared with an Italian dinner. I found that if you press some of the herbs with the back of a spoon the flavors became more prominent. Prepared as a participant in the January 2010 French Country Kitchen and Spice of the Month which was using Thyme.
Made this when a few friends were over and got rave reviews. I did add one clove of fresh garlic. I minced it with a little kosher salt until it turned almost to paste, and then mixed it in to the oil along with all the herbs. Used the red pepper, and also a few grinds of fresh black pepper and a little sprinkle of grated Romano cheese. Great balance of flavors.
My family was split on this dipping oil. I thought it was a little bitter - not sure why. One daughter sided with me, though we both didn't have any problem eating it. Husband and other daughter thought it was great. Next time I will add some fresh garlic and maybe parmesan as well, as suggested by other reviewers. It was a nice change as we usually use a balsamic vinegar/olive oil mixture.