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Bread Dipping Oil – a homemade version of the olive oil bread dip you get at restaurants. It is full of herbs and perfect for just about any bread.
Today I have something exciting and a little different to share. I have seen versions of these floating around online in past years, but have never been able to find them available locally. Well this year that changes!
ABSCO s is launching a limited-edition wine advent calendar with 24 mini bottles of wine! It is exclusively available for a limited time at Safeway Stores. ABSCO is launching a limited-edition wine advent calendar with 24 mini bottles of wine! It is exclusively available for a limited time at Safeway Stores and at one of the Albertsons Companies family of stores.
Personally I love trying new wines, and this is such a great way to do it. The box is full of 24 unique wines from premier US wine regions in California, Washington and Oregon. Within these locations some of the wines are sourced from prestigious sub-regions like California’s Paso Robles, Washington’s Columbia Valley and Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Each wine has its own unique label and story!
The box works like a traditional advent calendar with a slot for each day. And behind each window is a mini bottle of wine. In total there are 13 reds, 9 whites and 2 roses.
There are 17 distinct varietals included within the advent calendar to suit every taste. It would be super fun to have a virtual wine tasting party with friends and get to sample and see what everyone thinks!
To go with your wine tasting you need snacks! If you have ever been to an official wine tasting they give you bread and crackers to have in between glasses, so you can clear your palate. Well today I am making a bread dipping oil that will pair well with pretty much any wine in the box.
This olive oil bread dip is like the Carrabba’s olive oil bread dip. It is a super simple recipe to make that is loaded with lots of herbs and delicious flavor. We enjoy it with pretty much any kind of bread we can find. Rosemary Focaccia is delicious and even these Garlic Knots work with it.
What Is Bread Dipping Oil
It is basically a mixture of herbs that you add olive oil to, and then you dip your bread in it. We first had something similar at a restaurant called Biaggi’s. There, they call it Biaggi’s Butter. Everyone has their own version, and they are all delicious in their own right.
What’s In Bread Dipping Oil
- Olive Oil
- Crushed Red Pepper
- Dried Oregano
- Dried Basil
- Dried Parsley
- Dried Rosemary
- Garlic Powder
- Salt & Pepper
How To Make Bread Dipping Oil
- In a small bowl mix together all of the herbs
- When ready to use spoon it into a small dish and pour olive oil over the top.
- Serve with your favorite bread.
The really nice thing about this bread dip is you can make it ahead of time.
Store the herb mixture in an air tight container and then just spoon it out when you need it.
This dipping oil will take your bread to a new level, but it is so easy to make you will wonder why you haven’t done it before! The BEST TIP is to make sure you use a good quality olive oil. Olive oil can be bitter, so if you have a cheaper or old bottle, your dipping oil won’t taste right.
My favorite think about the advent calendar is they have a website set up so you can learn more about the wine and region that you are tasting that day! It is super simple. Visit www.24daysofwine.com and click on the day to see more information about the wine and the region as well as tasting and pairing suggestions for that particular bottle.
I shopped at Safeway in my local area, but you can also find your OWN Wine Advent Calendar exclusively at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market, Tom Thumb, and Online. Safeway also offers Grocery Delivery and Drive Up & Go™ for convenient ways to shop
I am counting down the days until December 1st when I am starting my wine advent calendar. If you have a wine lover in your life, this would make the perfect early Christmas present for them.
More Delicious Wine Pairing Ideas
- Instant Pot Bolognese
- Blue Cheese Dip
- Braised Short Ribs
- Roasted Olives
- Mushroom Risotto
- Baked Goat Cheese Dip
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp coarse black pepper
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup olive oil (approximately)
- In a small bowl mix together all of the spices and garlic until well blended.
- When ready to serve add a small amount to the bottom of a bowl and pour olive oil over the top.
The amount of spice mixture you use will depend on your tastes. I use about 1 1/2 teaspoons of herbs for 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil.
Amount Per Serving Calories 85Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 0mgSodium 195mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g
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