For a lot of us beginning party planners, the idea of having our friends and family come over for a party sounds like a blast… until the time comes to execute. Then, a party can quickly become a storm of little details and hurried cooking that sucks the fun right out of a gathering.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can still dish out a crowd-pleasing appetizer without breaking your back in preparation. Add a splash of class and flavor to your next party or lure the whole family to your Ohio coffee table with a sumptuous treat with this easy olive oil dip.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil (keep on hand)
- 2 cloves garlic (or more depending on your tastes)
- 2 TBS capers, drained
- 1/2 tsp oregano, dried or fresh
- 2 tsp rosemary, dried or fresh
- 2 tsp thyme, dried or fresh
- 3 TBS grated parmesan cheese
- Sea salt, to taste
- Ground pepper, to taste
After that, all you need is your favorite type of bread (or maybe two or three varieties) for tearing and dipping.
The very best part about this Ohio olive oil recipe is its ability to be customized to meet your needs (and your pantry). Not a fan of capers? No problem! Cut them out. Don’t have any fresh herbs lying around? No one can blame you. This delicious olive oil dip can be created with some traditional Italian spices and a dash of balsamic vinegar. Prefer some spice in your olive oil? Throw in a few flakes of crushed red pepper.
The more fresh ingredients you’re working with, the more prep will be required for this dish. If you’re using fresh capers, garlic, oregano and other fresh herbs, then you should spend some time mincing each ingredient individually. The key is to ensure that each ingredient is small enough to get picked up when you’re dipping bread into the olive oil mixture.
Your ingredient mixture should be kept separate from the olive oil until you’re ready to serve it. When the time comes, you can go one of two ways. If you’re going for an upscale presentation, mash your ingredients into a neat ball, place it at the center of a small plate and then drizzle your olive oil on top. Otherwise, feel free to simply pour the oil, mix in your chosen ingredients and serve.
Find your taste with Olivamed LLC
The customization options of this olive oil dip in Ohio don’t stop with the vegetables and herbs. At Olivamed LLC, we have an incredible assortment of olive oils of every grade. Want to mix things up? We also provide oils from a variety of different sources like sunflower and grapeseed. Our oils are imported from the finest olive oil makers in the world, craftsmen who ply their trade in Italy, Spain, Greece and elsewhere.
For the best olive oil selection and quality in the state of Ohio, come to Olivamed LLC. Give us a call today for a free quote.
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