Dunk warm slices or chunks of crusty carbs in this Bread Dipping Oil for a restaurant-like appetizer that pairs well with pasta, grilled meat, soup, or salad. Pantry staple spices, olive oil, and 5 minutes of prep time are all you need for this easy appetizer.
In a small bowl whisk together, olive oil, dried marjoram, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (optional) mix well. Set aside for about 10 minutes, allowing for flavors to develop. Drizzle balsamic vinegar when serving.
Olive oil: If you've never had good olive oil, it's hard to understand the sentiment of "use one you would enjoy plain." Because maybe there isn't one, right? There is, but you just haven't discovered it yet. If you think this might describe you, I personally use and recommend Cobram Estate extra virgin olive oil from California.
Dried marjoram: The most underrated Italian spice that you never knew you needed. Put it in your dipping oil, yes, but also add it to other Italian recipes that you might be cooking (spaghetti sauce, bean stews, red wine vinaigrette).