A good, authentic Italian restaurant will serve this Italian Herb and Oil dip with fresh baked bread. During the recent shutdown, I found myself wishing I could go to dinner at Carabas where I would enjoy a delicious salad, my favorite Mezaluna Pasta, and the Italian Herb and Oil Dip with fresh baked bread. I don’t know why it has never occurred to me to make this! I found several copy cat recipes online but in the end, I felt they needed more garlic. I’m growing fresh rosemary and basil, but shopped at Walmart for the other herbs. While I was shopping, I discovered they have a lightly dried Italian herb blend available in the fresh herb section.
This has inspired a couple of new recipes I will share over the next few days! The layers of fresh herbs and intense garlic flavor are truly irresistible!
Italian Herbs and Oil
Fresh, bright flavors make this easy recipe a must for your next Italian meal at home. The perfect dip for your rolls, bread, or toast! Who knew this was so easy to make!
3TBSPItalian herb mix (1 TBSP Oregano, 1 TBSP Parsely, 1/2 TBSP Basil- all finely minced)Look in the grocery for this mix near fresh herbs!
1TBSPFresh Rosemary- finely minced
1 tspcrushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/4tspcoarse ground black pepper
1/4cupolive oil reserved for serving
Mix all herbs, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Stir well, you may need to press the garlic into the mix to combine it with the other herbs. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to serve. This will keep up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
We have more blackberries than I can possibly pick! This delightfully easy spread will be a wonderful addition to any breakfast or Brunch menu! A perfect little appetizer with pita crackers for your dinner party. The possibilities are endless! This takes less than 10 minutes to make and no baking or cooking required! Enjoy!
Blackberry Cream Cheese
This tastes like blackberry cheesecake! Spread it on pita crackers, toast, pancakes, french toast, waffles, or bagels! The possibilities are endless for this quick, easy recipe!
In a food processor, combine al ingredients with the mixing blade until smooth and creamy. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Stays fresh 1 week in the refrigerator.
Who can resist chips and salsa? The wonderful thing about Fresh Garden Salsa is the ability to make it as spicy or mild as you choose. Fresh tomatoes, red onions, lime, cilantro, garlic, jalapeños, and bell peppers come together to create the perfect salsa. All the fresh veggies combine a layer of flavors to tantalize your tastebuds! I’m addicted to this stuff! In a matter of minutes the salsa is chip-ready!
Garden Fresh Salsa
1 large Bell Pepper- any color is fine
4 Garlic Cloves, peeled
1 Cup Fresh Cilantro
2 limes- zest and juiced
1/4 medium Red Onion
1/2 jalapeño, seeds removed
8 Roma Tomatoes
1 tsp. Ground Cumin
1 tsp. Sea Salt
1 tsp. Black Pepper
1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper- more if you like it Spicy
Directions: Wash and prepare the Bell Pepper, jalapeño, Red Onion and Roma Tomatoes by cutting into large chunks and placing in your food processor with the chopping blade installed. Next, add the remaining ingredients to the food processor. Process on high, pulsing and checking for the consistency you desire. It’s up to you! Make it chunky or smooth! Serve immediately. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Enjoy!