This ridiculously delicious Olive Oil Dip recipe is a total flavour bomb and is an easy appetizer to whip up on short notice!! My family love it and it’s a must have with a glass of red when friends pop over.  Just serve hunks of bread around little ramekins of this toasted garlic oil and watch it disappear!

Olive Oil Dip

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Greek appetizer, olive oil dip


  • 6-8 Cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 tbsp Extra light oil (for frying)
  • 1/2 tsp Dried oregano
  • 2 tsp Chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tsp Chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup Respect extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed
  • 1 pinch Sea salt, if you have it try truffle salt
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 Large crusty 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 herbs, garlic and olive oil among a few bread dipping saucers and sprinkle with salt (truffle salt if you have it) and pepper.
  • Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over top of the garlic and seasoning.
  • Serve with a loaf of crusty bread.