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Toasted Garlic Olive Oil Bread Dip

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Toasted garlic and Italian herbs swimming in olive oil. The perfect starter or accompaniment to pasta or wine.
Course Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine Italian
Keyword appetizer, dip, olive oil, starter, toasted garlic
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Additional Time 3 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 352
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 6 to 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon extra light oil for frying
  • teaspoons italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 13 ounce French baguette


  • Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and drop in the unpeeled garlic. Simmer the garlic in the water for 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove and transfer the garlic to a cutting board.
  • Once safe to handle, peel and finely mince the garlic.
  • Place the tablespoon of oil into a small 8-inch stainless skillet and heat over medium to medium high. Once hot, add the garlic and cook until golden, stirring often.
  • Transfer garlic to a paper towel lined plate.
  • Divide the Italian season, garlic and olive oil among a few bread dipping saucers.
  • Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over top of the garlic and seasoning.
  • Serve with a loaf of crusty bread.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 378mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg