Loaded Olive Oil Dipping Sauce

4 - 6 servings
35 min

If you like bold flavors, this dipping sauce is for you! It’s easy to make and will leave your tastebuds fully invigorated.

Each ingredient is distinctive and adds a the depth of flavor to the dish. What’s in it? There are olives, artichoke hearts, garlic, red pepper flakes, sun-dried tomatoes, anchovies, basil, black pepper, shaved Parmesan cheese, and extra light tasting olive oil. Serve it with a crusty loaf of bread and you will not be disappointed.

This dipping sauce is perfect as a starter to a meal or for grazing with a nice glass of wine. As for me, I can honestly have it with a large chunk of crusty bread for dinner!

This recipe could also be found at In Good Flavor.

Loaded Olive Oil Dipping Sauce
Recipe details
  • 4 - 6  servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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  • 3 sun-dried tomato halves (about tbsp. reconstituted and chopped)
  • 2 artichoke hearts
  • 12 medium black olives
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup extra light tasting olive oil, divided
  • 2 anchovy fillets
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 rounded tsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 rounded cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Soak sun-dried tomato in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Pat dry. (Skip these two steps if using tomato packed in olive oil). Pat dry and finely chop. 
Finely chop artichoke hearts and olives. Mince garlic.
Preheat a small skillet or saucepan on medium low head and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add anchovies and red pepper flakes. Cook for minute or so, stirring to dissolve anchovies.
Add garlic, artichoke, tomato, olives, black pepper, and cook for a couple minutes. Be careful not to let the garlic get too brown. 
Add the remaining oil. Remove from heat. 
Gently stir in basil and cheese when oil is no longer hot. Allow to rest at room for about 20 minutes or so for the flavors to meld. Serve with crusty bread. 
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