Carbs glorious carbs! Last night, I built my entire dinner around a gorgeous baguette I picked up from local Seattle bakery Tall Grass Bakery. I walked by, saw it in the window in all its crusty glory, and I knew I had to have it. Sure, I’d make something else to provide some “vitamins” and “nourishment” for dinner – but the bread, the bread would be the star of this meal.
Just like a spectacular dress needs the right accessories, an artisan bread needs the perfect accompaniment. This herb dipping oil is incredibly easy to make. I’m talking 5 minutes! You probably have all the herbs sitting in your pantry right now. It’s also a convenient entertaining dish because you can make more with little fuss if the first serving runs out, which it will! In fact, it’s so easy, I have a new excuse to visit my new favorite breadmaker more often. Long live carbs!
(Enough for 2 people, half loaf of bread)
1/8 teaspoon finely minced fresh garlic
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
pinch of red pepper flakes
ground sea salt to taste
ground pepper to taste
extra virgin olive oil
Baguette sliced into pieces
1. Combine first seven ingredients in a shallow plate or bowl.
2. Add enough olive oil to cover the entire herb mixture. Using a spoon, lightly crush the herbs into the oil to infuse.
3. Serve with pieces of baguette or your favorite crusty bread.