Friday, April 16, 2010

Italian Bread Dipping Sauce


After I made the Foccacia, I needed something to dip my bread in. My husband only wanted marinara, but I was in the mood for something different. I remembered this recipe stashed away on my computer and whipped it up with dried herbs.

Italian Bread Dipping Sauce
Serves: 6

1 tablespoon minced basil
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon chopped rosemary
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon lemon juice
Olive oil

Combine all of the ingredients, except oil and lemon. Put in a small food processor, Chop briefly until all ingredients are about the same. Stir in oil and lemon juice.
To serve, combine about 1 1/2 teaspoons spice blend to 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil on a small dish. Dip sliced bread in mixture.

The verdict?
It reminded me of Carraba's or Bonefish Grill. Along with the fresh homemade bread, this was fantastic. I think this could have been my whole dinner, but I had pesky chicken and vegetables to eat. There was a lot of of the spice blend leftover, and I've used it to roast potatoes and sprinkle on top of the pizza.

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking 

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