Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

this is so wonderful with an italian menu. a restaraunt in our town serves this. last year on my birthday i asked the waitress if i could take some home with me-they normally don't let you take it home. well anyway i figured out what was in it and it is great!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. combine in a container and serve on a flat plate.
  2. dip warm french bread into oil mixture. there are no presevatives in this recipe so it should be used right away and not stored.
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5 5

This was very good. We had an Italian night and needed something like this. Granted, I was easy on the red pepper flakes, but ended up added more. Everyone thought it was outstanding. I simmered it a short amount of time in the microwave (becasue my son-in-law says the health department requires his restaraunt too)so that it would last longer. Very good and easy.

5 5

I added a little freshly grated Parmesan cheese and it was perfect with some whole wheat italian crusty bread. Simple and delicious!

5 5

I served this at our dinner club's poolside party. I doubled the recipe but used only 1/2 Tbsp of red pepper flakes. I also added a glub-glub of balsamic vinegar to the serving dish. It was tasty and spicy enough for all. There were some "dregs" of seasonings left in the jar I mixed it in, so I added more olive oil and vinegar and used on a salad the next night. A very tasty bonus!