On Line Cookbook

Olive Oil Dipping Sauce

Recipe Information
Traditional Italian Appetizer

B. D'Amico

Serves/Makes:Single Servings

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Cracked Pepper
  • Shredded Parmessan Cheese
  • Misc. Herbs to taste if desired (basil, rosemary, etc)
  • Fresh loaf of hard crust Itailian bread
  • Start with a plate; add oil.
  • Add salt, pepper, and plenty of cheese to taste.
  • Add herbs if desired.
  • Dip bread generously.
As an Italian, this was a "throw together" staple at every meal. It's popularity is new at restaraunts, but it has been around for a long time on the dinner table in Italian homes! Generally, it was the "interim" appetizer between getting everyone seated and getting them served. The olive oil is the key; never go "cheap" on the olive oil! For a real treat, and a hearty appetizer, try roasted peppers on fresh bread! Enjoy!