Italian Dipping Sauce for Bread (We call it Italian Butter)

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Dee Stillwell
from Citrus Heights, CA

I first tried this with the wonderful open hearth baked bread at Romano's Macaroni Grill Restaurant. I fell in love with it then and there. I make it at home every time we bring home a good loaf of bread. Dip and Enjoy! This is a net pic. I will add one next time I make it.

serves 1/3 cup
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  •   1/2 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  •   2-3 Tbsp
    good balsamic vinegar, more or less to desired taste.
  •   1/4 c
    fresh grated parmesan cheese, more if desired
  •   1/4 tsp
    fresh cracked pepper
  •   1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • YOU CAN ADD ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS, IF DESIRED TO TASTE
  •  
    chopped sun dried tomatoes
  •  
    chopped fresh or dried basil or a spoon of pesto
  •  
    roasted garlic cloves or raw if desired
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How To Make

  • 1
    Pour Olive oil on dinner plate. Add balsamic, pepper and parmesan cheese. Stir all together, taste and adjust flavors as desired. Serve with good crusty Italian or sourdough bread. Dip & Enjoy!

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