Italian Herb Dipping Sauce

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Italian Herb Dipping Sauce - a great vinaigrette for salad or dipping bread


I just realized that it is getting to be the end of September, and I have no idea what my son is going to be for Halloween.  It is just over a month away, and we haven’t even talked about it.  We don’t usually just go to the store and buy a costume, so I really need to get my act together and start working.  We have done Harry Potter before and last year he was a football player. So it is time to start brainstorming!  If anyone has any great ideas, I would love to hear them!

Italian Herb Dipping Sauce {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

We probably eat way more bread at my house than is necessary.  There is just something about a loaf of artisan bread that we can not get enough of.  We also love to dip our bread in olive oil, at least that part is heart healthy.  Often we combine Parmesan cheese, black pepper, and olive oil to make a dipping sauce.  Sometimes we just use balsamic vinegar and olive oil.  And sometimes, we really like to take it up a notch and make an Italian herb dipping sauce.  It is almost like an Italian vinaigrette with lots of fresh herbs.  Perfect for dipping bread, or even to use on your salad.

STAR single packet red wine vinegar and olive oil

STAR Fine Foods now has these single-serving packets of red wine vinegar and olive oil.  They are perfect to make enough dipping sauce for just a couple people.  I also love that you can just throw a couple of the packets in your purse, and you do not have to worry about what salad dressings are at  restaurants.  The packets are also great for taking your lunch to work, no need to bring and entire bottle of dressing.  No clean up required, just open and toss the empty containers.

Italian Herb Dipping Sauce - quick and easy dipping sauce

Italian Herb Dipping Sauce - a great vinaigrette for salad or dipping bread
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Italian Herb Dipping Sauce

By Erin
The perfect Italian Herb Dipping Sauce for your fresh bread. Great on a salad as well.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a small bowl combine the olive oil and vinegar. Mix until well blended.
  • Add the herbs, and salt and pepper.
  • Serve with fresh bread for dipping.


Serving: 1Servings | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 584mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 125
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Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

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  1. I have been craving this since I pinned it a couple days ago, so glad my toddler and I made it to go with our lunch salad today! He and I both gobbled it right up with a french baguette. Thank you so much for the recipe! It was delicious 🙂