Garlic-Infused Oil and Dipping Sauce

Recipe by Juenessa
READY IN: 15mins




  • To make the garlic oil, in a small saucepan, gently heat the oil over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and cook until it is fragrant but not colored, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool.
  • Cover and let steep for 1 hour.
  • Strain into a sterilized bottle or jar and discard the garlic.
  • Use within 24 hours. (Or store in a sterilized container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.)
  • To make the dipping sauce, place the oil at room temperature in a shallow bowl or decorative plate.
  • Swirl a drizzle of balsamic decoratively into the center.
  • Sprinkle with the pepper flakes, salt, and ground black pepper, and top with a light coating of cheese.
  • ***Cook time does not include letting the oil steep for 1 hour.