Sun-Dried Tomato Olive Oil Dipping Sauce

an last minute dipping oil to impress

I literally made this recipe up on the fly. I needed a quick solution for an impromptu gathering and decided I couldn’t go wrong with crusty bread and olive oil dip.

I had some leftover tomato paste in the fridge and decided to start there. Once I figured out the ratio of paste to oil, I started adding some flavor. Garlic is my jam so I minced up a couple of cloves. Then added equal parts dried basil, thyme and rosemary.

Everyone loves cheese, so I quickly grated a little parmesan cheese to add some texture. After my initial taste test, I added the salt and opted for some heat with a pinch of crushed red pepper. Viola! An easy dipping sauce was born.

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Sun-Dried Tomato Olive Oil Dipping Sauce

  • Author: Liz Sloan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 small bowl 1x

Ingredients

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1/4 cup olive oil

2 teaspoons sun-dried tomato paste

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary

1/4 teaspoon finely minced garlic

2 teaspoons grated parmesan

1 pinch salt

1 pinch crushed red pepper


Instructions

Pour olive oil in a bowl and add sun dried tomato paste.

Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together well. Allow to sit at room temp for at least 4 hours or overnight for the flavors to blend. Shake container or whisk well before serving.


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