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Italian Bread Dipping Oil Recipe: A Taste of Calabria www.Fondo Gionino,com

Italian Bread Dipping Oil Recipe: A Taste of Calabria

Imagine a sun-drenched terrace in Calabria, Italy with a warm spring breeze carrying the gentle scents of the sea and olive blossoms. A bottle of our finest Fondo Gionino organic extra virgin olive oil sits on the table, waiting to transform your meal into a Mediterranean feast.

Ready to bring that Italian magic to your kitchen? Let us share with you this fun and flavorful Italian bread dipping oil recipe!

But let’s first talk about the bread – because what's a dipping oil without a great piece of Italian bread? We suggest one that is crispy on the outside, soft and airy on the inside - perfect for soaking up that delicious Fondo Gionino organic extra virgin olive oil.

Now for the recipe:


  • 1 cup Fondo Gionino organic extra virgin olive oil – The star of our show!
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced – Because garlic is life.
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano– Adds that Italian countryside flair.
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil– A hint of summer in every bite.
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme– Earthy and delicious.
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) – Very Calabrian!
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper– A must-have seasoning.
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt– Just enough to enhance the flavors.
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary– A touch of piney goodness.
  • 1 tablespoon Villa San Donnino balsamic vinegar (optional) – Sweet and tangy, if you fancy it.
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)– Because cheese makes everything better.
  • Crusty Italian bread– For dipping, of course!



1. Prepare the Base:

  • Pour one cup of Fondo Gionino organic extra virgin olive oil into a bowl.

2. Add Garlic:

  • Toss in 2 cloves of minced garlic.

3. Herb Mix:

  • Sprinkle in 1 teaspoon each of dried oregano, basil, and thyme.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt for that perfect seasoning.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of dried rosemary.

4. Optional Additions:

Add 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes for a kick.
For a sweet and tangy twist, drizzle 1 tablespoon of Villa San Donnino balsamic vinegar into the mix. It’s like a little dance party for your taste buds.
Sprinkle freshly grated parmesan cheese over the top if you’re a cheese lover (and who isn’t?).

5. Mix and Serve:

  • Stir gently to combine all the ingredients. Let it sit for a few minutes to let the flavors mingle and get cozy.
  • Serve the dipping oil in a shallow dish with slices of crusty Italian bread. Dip, savor, and enjoy the flavors!


Why Fondo Gionino Olive Oil?

Our organic extra virgin olive oil is crafted with love and passion. Located on the Ionian coast in southern Calabria, our farm boasts the perfect conditions for producing top-quality olives. Our olive oil is produced using sustainable farming and traditional cultivation methods. The rich, fruity flavor and spicy finish make it a must-have for your kitchen and all recipes that call for EVOO.

Enjoy the Italian Lifestyle!

This Italian bread dipping oil recipe is not just a dish – it’s a little piece of Italy, an experience. Imagine gathering with friends, sipping wine, and dipping fresh bread into this delightful mix. The flavors transport you straight to Calabria, where life is all about good food, good company, and la dolce vita.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab a bottle of Fondo Gionino Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and let’s bring a little piece of Italy to your home.

Buon appetito!


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