Easy Greek Dipping Oil recipe is made with a Homemade Greek Seasoning Mix. It’s an easy appetizer recipe made with dried herbs and takes Italian restaurants’ version to a new level!  Ready in just 5 minutes.

Get your crusty bread ready!

This super flavorful dipping oil is a quick appetizer that your taste buds will never forget!

The seasoning is made with Greek herbs used often in Greek recipes like marjoram. Then, I mix it with my favorite extra virgin olive oil and devour it!

These aromatic herbs give olive oil its best flavor!

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Ingredients

Here is a quick look at the ingredients. It is to understand why these specific ingredients were chosen. To get the full recipe, go to the bottom of this post.

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– Dried Herbs like Basil, Dill, Oregano, parsley, and Marjoram.
– Flavorings like Cinnamon, nutmeg, garlic powder, onion powder, and lemon pepper.
– Celery salt, sea salt (or kosher salt), and black pepper.

What is the difference between Greek olive oil and Italian olive oil?

Front view of a glass olive oil bottle filled with Greek Extra Virgin Olive OIl - Greek Dipping oil
  • Greek olive oil is the best tasting olive oil in my opinion! The olive fruitiness is more evident in Greek olive oil. That subtle flavor can’t be found in any other olive oil.
  • Greek Olive oils are greener than Italian olive oils and they are made using the cold-fusion process.
  • Greek Olive oils have more polyphenols which are filled with Antioxidants and reduce the risk of coronary disease (Source: Healthline.com).
  • Italian Olive oils have more cycloartenol. (source: Live Strong)

❓ Answering Common Questions

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Where can I buy Greek Olive Oil?

I got mine from (affiliate link) Amazon (it’s free shipping), but, you can purchase it from (NOT affiliate links):
Publix
Walmart
Whole Foods
Olive Oil Lovers – they make a great olive oil!
Williams Sonoma

Can I use a different kind of olive oil in this recipe?

Yes, you can use any type of extra-virgin olive oil in this recipe.  Italian extra virgin olive oil will work great in this recipe.  Or, go with avocado oil too. Use Spanish extra virgin olive oil or even California olive ranch happens to be a flavorful olive oil. Whatever you use, make sure you use a good-quality extra virgin olive oil.

What can I add to the olive oil?

– Fresh garlic, minced garlic or a roasted clove of garlic
– Lemon juice
– Red pepper flakes or chili flakes for a peppery finish
– Red bell peppers (very finely diced)
– Vegetarian friendly Parmesan Cheese
– Fresh herbs like finely diced parsley.

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How to serve this simple olive oil bread dip?

  • Serve with warm pita bread, pita chips, or naan bread
  • A no knead bread
  • An Italian bread like ciabatta or focaccia
  • Next time, add balsamic vinegar to the oil and make delicious salad dressings which will make your salads pop!

I like to serve this delicious dip during the holiday season mostly. Each person has their own (Affiliate Link) shallow plate where they can put the oil for easy use. If you don’t have it, you can use a small bowl only because a large bowl is cumbersome.

You can also try using blended oil (made from a mix of Greek, Italian, and Spanish olives).  I don’t recommend using them because they ruin the flavors of a good olive oil.

The Author's hand holding a piece of pita bread on the greek dipping oil.

Storage and leftovers

It’s inevitable that you will make a big batch of this dipping oil and not use it all. The good news is that this seasoning has a long shelf life! The seasoning itself can last for 3 months and the dipping oil can last for 2 weeks.

For best results, Store it in a glass bottle, like (affiliate link) this square oil cruet.  Make sure the lid is airtight. For maximum freshness, place the cruet in a dry and cool place. Enemies of olive oil include excess moisture. It’s a good idea to use it up within 14 days.

Use the seasoning in flavoring fresh bread, marinate kalamata olives or feta cheese in it.

So, how will you use this effortless appetizer?

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Delicious recipes to make with this seasoning

1) Vegan Tzatziki Recipe

Add the seasoning to Vegan Tzatziki sauce which includes vegan yogurt, grated cucumbers, and matcha.  I suggest omitting matcha if you are using this Greek seasoning mix. For more protein content, use Greek yogurt.

2) Simple Bread Salad

I made this easy recipe using bread that was about to go stale.  It turned out to be the best bread salad recipe ever! I am sure the Greek Seasoning mix will make it even better. Made with sourdough, but you can choose your favorite bread.

3) Panko Breadcrumbs

Seriously, how delicious would breadcrumbs taste with cinnamon and nutmeg in them?  I really like this idea and can’t wait to try it.

4) Greek Couscous Salad

I think this Greek couscous salad deserves a homemade seasoning, don’t you?  It’s a really easy salad to make and it can be the perfect dinner recipe.

Have you tried my homemade dressing like Strawberry Balsamic and Orange dressing?

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Try these homemade seasoning recipes

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Easy Cuban seasoning recipe made with annatto seeds.

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Creole seasoning is made with simple ingredients.

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Handground spices and seasonings are used to make this Pumpkin Pie Spice.

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The Middle Eastern spice called Za’atar is very easy to make at home using pantry ingredients.

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This recipe is inspired by Take Two Tapas and it was made as part of the Freaky Friday series.

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Greek Dipping Oil

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Quick and easy Greek Dipping Oil made with homemade Greek seasoning
4.85 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Servings 2 people
Calories 333 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Greek Seasoning Mix (See Notes)

For The Greek Dipping Oil

Instructions
 

To Make The Greek Seasoning Mix

  • In a small bowl, add all the ingredients for the seasoning
  • Using a spoon, mix well
  • Transfer the seasoning mix to a glass bottle with an airtight seal
  • Store it in a cool dry place

To Make The Dipping Oil

  • In a dipping bowl, add the Extra Virgin Greek Olive Oil
  • Add 2 Tbsp of the Greek Seasoning Mix to the oil
  • Mix well.  Using a whisk for best results

Serve with crusty bread or pita bread

    Video

    Notes

    – The Seasoning comes out to about 1 cup.  I used only 2 Tbsp and store the rest in a glass bottle to be used in different recipes

    Nutrition

    Calories: 333kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 3502mgPotassium: 301mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 485IUVitamin C: 8.3mgCalcium: 199mgIron: 5.1mg
    Keyword Greek olive oil vs Italian olive oil, Homemade seasonings, How to make dipping oil
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    This recipe is by Take Two Tapas

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    24 Comments

    1. Hello Greek foods is one of my favorites, thank you for this dipping sauce I would be useing it tomorrow with pita bread for the dinners I sell, think I wuld like added the pita bread to the meals.

    2. I love that you made this! Going into the different olive oils is so informative and I love that you gave some other wonderful recipes to use it in! I am going to have to try all of them!

    3. I love the flavors of this and I cant wait to make it. Making homemade seasoning is so much nicer.. I can make it as I need it! Ive not seen greek olive oil, but Im heading to Whole Foods this afternoon to locate it! Thanks for the suggestion!

    4. My mouth is watering looking at all of the delicious options I can enjoy using this seasoning. Mmmm!!! This looks terrific, I loved reading all about Jennifer’s blog and your spin on this yummy recipe!