Easy Greek Dipping Oil with a Homemade Greek Seasoning Mix – This is a quick and easy dip recipe that is better than the restaurant version. Its an effortless appetizer that is ready in 5 minutes.
I love homemade spices! There is something so special about using spices that you made in your own kitchen, right?
The best part of homemade seasoning is that I get to add any ingredient I want. There is no restrictions and no limit as to what I can put in it!
Greek Dipping Oil Recipe From Take Two Tapas
Today’s recipe is very special in so many ways. First, it comes from one of my fellow foodie and food blogger. Her name is Jennifer Stewart and she blogs at Take Two Tapas.
Once, every season, bloggers get together and make a delicious meal from other bloggers’ page. We like to refer to it as “Freaky Friday”. Each of the bloggers participating are super talented and very smart business people. I am always in awe of their talents.
Click here to go to the list of bloggers participating in the Fall Freaky Friday. See how West Via Midwest made my Roasted Potato Fingerling recipe. Hint: Its sooo delicious!
I am so glad I got to make a recipe from Take Two Tapas!
When I started this blog, I was in a bad place emotionally and that’s no secret. Over the last five years, I have been inspired by so many many great female bloggers whose strength has been uplifting.
Jennifer is a force of nature and her blog is a testament to her wonderful personality. Plus, she is a foodie who can make anything and everything!
Whenever I visit her site, I get so hungry! The images and creative recipes are just a feast for my eyes. Her bite-sized tapas are beyond drool-worthy.
This time, her Greek Dipping Oil grabbed my attention and I just had to make it!
What makes her Greek dipping oil recipe unique is that she makes her own Greek seasoning mix. All the ingredients are readily found in my pantry, so, I just had to mix it all together. It took less than 5 minutes to make!
Greek Seasoning Mix Ingredients
– Garlic Powder, Onion Flakes and Lemon pepper
– Salt and Pepper
I made one teeny-tiny adjustment to Jenifer’s recipe. I added celery seeds to the seasoning. Its completely optional. I loved the added aroma of celery seeds in this recipe.
What’s the Difference Between Greek Olive Oil Vs Italian Olive Oil
– For the most part, there is no major difference between Greek and Italian Olive oil, in my opinion. There is a light difference in taste between the two.
– Greek olive oil has a slightly fruitier taste than Italian olive oil
– Greek Olive oils are greener than Italian olive oils
– Greek Olive oils have more polyphenols which are filled with Antioxidants and reduce risk of coronary disease (Source: Healthline.com)
P/S: If you want an Antioxidant packed smoothie recipe, check out my Ultimate Antioxidant Blast made with collard greens
– Italian Olive oils have more cycloartenol which help lower cholesterol. (source: EpochProducts.com)
Can I substitute Greek Olive Oil for other oils?
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. If you can, use the high end variety of Italian extra virgin olive oil.
It really brings out the flavors of the seasoning.
If you can find a good Spanish extra virgin olive oil, it will be perfect for this recipe. Spanish olive oil or even California olive oil have an amazing aroma that mixes so well with the Greek seasoning mix
I made an olive oil cake recipe using Goya’s Spanish oil blends and it was soooo good!
IT. WAS. HEAVENLY!
You can also try using blended oil (made from a mix of Greek, Italian and Spanish olives). Let me know how that tasted. I am always curious to see how my readers adapt my recipes.
Where to Buy Greek Olive Oil?
I got mine from (affiliate link) Amazon, but, you can purchase it from many places. P/S: These five links below are NOT affiliate links
Other Spice Blends by Take Two Tapas
I consider Jennifer to be the queen of making homemade seasonings! I have counted 7 seasoning mixes on her blog and I am sure she has even more than that.
Which one is your favorite?
What to make with the Greek Seasoning Mix
Add the seasoning to my Vegan Tzatziki recipe which includes vegan yogurt and matcha. I suggest omitting matcha if you are using Greek seasoning mix
I made this salad 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.
Seriously, how delicious would breadcrumbs taste with cinnamon and nutmeg in them? I really like this idea and can’t wait to try it.
I think this Greek couscous salad deserves a homemade seasoning, don’t you? Its a really easy salad to make and it can be the perfect dinner recipe.
Tips about storing this Greek Dipping Oil
Its inevitable that you will make a whole batch of this dipping oil and not use it all. The good news is that you it stores really well and can be used in the future
– Store it in a glass bottle, like (affiliate link) this square oil cruet. Make sure the lid is airtight
– Store it in a cool, dry place and use it within two days of making it
– Alternatively, you can refrigerate it for no more than 2 weeks. Thaw it to room temperature before serving it. Do not heat it!
– You can use it in recipes like homemade olive oil bread. It will give the bread a wonderful aroma and a delicious flavor.
– Add Balsamic vinegar to the dipping oil and make it a salad dressing. You can also add any type of citrus juice to the salad dressing.
This is now one of my all time favorite appetizers that I can’t wait to make again!
Tell me about your favorite seasoning recipe. Which blend do you make all the time?
Greek Dipping Oil Video
How to Make Greek Dipping Oil
Quick and easy Greek Dipping Oil made with homemade Greek seasoning
- 1 Tbsp Basil dried
- 1 Tbsp Dill dried
- 2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tbsp Onion Flakes
- 2 Tbsp Oregano dried
- 1 Tbsp Parsley dried
- 1/2 Tbsp Celery Seeds optional
- 1 Tbsp Rosemary dried
- 1/2 Tbsp Thyme dried
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning
- 1/2 Tbsp Marjoram
- 1 Tbsp Salt
- 1/2 Tbsp Cracked Black Pepper
- 1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon Powder
- 1/2 Tbsp Ground Nutmeg
- 1/4 Cup Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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
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
- 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
This recipe is by Take Two Tapas
Other Freaky Friday Recipes
Take a Look at all of our Fall Freaky Friday Recipes:
- An Affair from the Heart – Pumpkin Spice Swirls – Leftover Pie Crust Cookies
- Bowl Me Over – 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
- Healing Tomato – Greek Dipping Oil
- LeMoine Family Kitchen – Easy Vegetable Orzo Soup
- Lemon Blossoms – Coconut Curry Soup with Shrimp
- Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish – Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner
- Mildly Meandering – Caprese Tortellini Skewers
- Plattertalk – Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
- Seduction in the Kitchen – Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Skillet
- Take Two Tapas – Tequila Infused Grapes
- West Via Midwest – Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
- Who Needs a Cape? – Cheesy Chicken, Artichoke & Rice Casserole