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    Olive Oil and Balsamic Bread Dip

    Olive Oil and Balsamic Bread Dip. Photo by Cookgirl

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    10 mins

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    Cookgirl's Note:

    A distant but lasting memory popped into my brain of a meal I had at a restaurant years ago-after hours. The owner had just returned from Italy and brought back a bottle of private reserve olive oil. The following "recipe" was how the dip was presented. This was my first time tasting this glorious, much celebrated combination and I've been hooked ever since. Your assignment: find the best Italian bread, olive oil and balsamic available. Whatever you do, NO dried Italian herbs; no "lite" olive oil are allowed. The only thing I could possibly think of that would make this sublime is to float a few fresh basil leaf ribbons on top....but that all depends on what you plan to serve with this appetizer. A bottle of good Italian wine would bring it all together nicely, rhetorically speaking.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    loaf

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      NOTE: Play around a little bit with the olive oil/balsamic vinegar proportions. There should however always be more olive oil than vinegar.
    2. 2
      Slice up bread into appetizer sizes and place on a platter.
    3. 3
      In a pretty shallow bowl or plate, pour the olive oil then drizzle the balsamic vinegar around and across the pool of olive oil.
    4. 4
      Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired.
    5. 5
      Take a piece of the bread and lightly dunk into the mixture. Take a bite!
    6. 6
      Now the Roman gods are happy and you should be, too!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 04, 2012

      55

      So delicious. I like adding a tad more vinegar, but other then that, its the perfect, simple, delicious recipe that everyone loves! Thanks!! :D

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    • on April 07, 2011

      55

      This is hubby's favorite. Tonight I used tuscan herb olive oil and aged balsamic from my favorite olive oil store. I also added some fresh black pepper and some freshly grated parm cheese per his request. He ate it ALL - no surprise here :)

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    • on July 02, 2009

      55

      This was scrumptious! I have made it a few times and occasionally like to add some different fresh herbs and fresh garlic too. For those worried about the oil being 'fat' Olive Oil is so good for you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Olive Oil and Balsamic Bread Dip

    Serving Size: 1 (419 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1777.0
     
    Calories from Fat 1066
    60%
    Total Fat 118.5 g
    182%
    Saturated Fat 17.4 g
    87%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 1756.6 mg
    73%
    Total Carbohydrate 151.8 g
    50%
    Dietary Fiber 8.1 g
    32%
    Sugars 4.0 g
    16%
    Protein 26.4 g
    52%

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