Have you really become health conscious lately? If yes then that is pretty good news. The reason is the more you eat healthy the more you can avoid health problems that may come your way. You need to look for healthy food alternatives. Well if you want to eat healthy then olive oil should be a mandatory addition in your kitchen cabinet. The best part about olive oil is that it has a lot of flavour and you can prepare simple dishes with it like olive oil bread dip in simply no time. This is a quick meal and makes the dishes extra healthy.
The best option for a light lunch or dinner
There are times when you just do not want to opt for a heavy lunch or dinner. You want to prepare something quick to feed yourself and your family. A great option can be olive oil bread dip as it truly tastes out of this world and you can experience the benefits of olive oil. I will just reveal the recipe to prepare this delight.
Olive Oil dips
Here are some of the some dips that you can easily prepare at home.
# 1 Olive oil and Balsamic Vinegar dip
Try out this yummy dip and you will truly be pleased by the taste of this wonderful dip so try it out.
Preparation Time: 5 min
- 2 T Balsamic Vinegar
- 5 cloves of garlic
- ¼ C olive oil
- Pinch of red chilli flakes
- 1 T dried crushed oregano
- 2 T Parmesan Cheese
- Take a salad plate and pour olive oil in it. Now make use of a garlic press for pressing the garlic cloves and put the garlic cloves in five different spots on your plate.
- Add the garlic and balsamic vinegar into the oil.
- Add oregano, red chilli flakes and Parmesan cheese to this dip and your olive oil bread dip is ready to serve.
#2 Olive oil and Basil bread dip
This is yet another easy to prepare flavourful dip that definitely tastes great.
Preparation time: 5 min
- Pinch of black pepper
- 4 minced garlic cloves
- 1/ 4 C basil
- ½ C olive oil
- Pinch red chilli flakes
- Take a shallow bowl and add olive oil in it.
- Add the black pepper, red chilli flakes, garlic and basil.
- Mix all the ingredients well.
- Serve the dip with fresh bread
If you want to get the best results for this dip then make sure that you only use fresh garlic and basil.
How to use the leftover bread dip
Now there are times when you prepare the dip in excess and you just do not know how to use it up. Well this leftover dip can be a flavourful seasoning for your food. For example, you can boil some pasta and mix the leftover basil and olive oil dip in it. This can be a perfect lunch idea when you are in no mood for a hassle.
You can brush root vegetables or red potatoes with this dip and roast the vegetables in the oven. You can even marinate the yummy green beans, mushrooms and asparagus in the olive oil dipping oil. This will help to give these vegetables a wonderful flavour.
Another perfect idea is to add this dipping oil over sliced tomatoes and you can top the tomatoes with mozzarella cheese. You can give a wonderful flavour to fried eggs by frying the eggs in leftover olive oil dip. If you wish to eat healthy then you can skip out the mayonnaise in deli sandwich and add in some olive oil instead.
When you want to make the best vinaigrette for the stronger greens then simply make use of Argula or romaine. The olive oil bread dip can be used as a base for this dish.
I believe that now I have given so many wonderful ideas that your olive oil bread dip will surely not go waste. You can definitely make finger licking dishes with the leftover dip.
Try out my recipe for the olive oil dip and you will definitely crave for more. Do not forget to share my recipes if you like them and do give your own ideas as well regarding preparing a great dip.