A simple olive oil dip with garlic and herbs! It’s loaded with tons of flavor, and comes together in just a few minutes. Make this easy appetizer for your next party or potluck.
What You’ll Need to Make Garlic and Herb Olive Oil Dip
Garlic – Duh! Add plenty of fresh minced garlic to your dip. Heck, you can even add more than 3 cloves if you want. More garlic = more better …or at least I think so!
Dried Oregano – Dried oregano is a pantry staple in my opinion. It freshens up any dish, but is dried so you don’t have to worry about it ever going bad. I used 2 teaspoons in this garlic and herb olive oil dip recipe, but feel free to use as much or as little as you’d like. OR, replace the dried oregano with your favorite dried herb or herb blend.
Garlic Powder – Because there can truly never be too much garlic! A touch of garlic powder works to amp up that incredible fresh garlic flavor.
Olive Oil – For an especially delicious olive oil dip, use good quality olive oil like this! I’m a firm believer that high-quality olive oil tastes better. And since we’re not cooking or heating the olive oil in this recipe, you’ll actually be able to taste it. So, skip the cheap stuff for this particular recipe.
Parsley – Fresh chopped parsley is the cherry-on-top of this dip! While optional, I highly recommend you add some. It adds tons of fresh and delicious flavor.
Tips and Tricks
Have fun with this recipe! You can jazz up this garlic and herb olive oil dip however you’d like. Replace the dried oregano with dried Italian seasoning, use as much or as little garlic as you’d like, or throw in some fresh grated parmesan cheese for even more flavor!
Serve this dip with any kind of bread. I enjoyed mine with classic french bread – but focaccia, or even sourdough would make for a great pairing. Or, if you’re up for a little fun, drizzle this oil on a sandwich!
Prep it ahead of time! Making this olive oil dip for your next party? You can prep it up to one week in advance. Then, simply store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to serve. Doing this actually amps up the flavor, since the garlic and herbs have more time to marinate in the olive oil!
A flawless vegan charcuterie board, perfect for any occasion! An assortment of fresh fruits, veggies, crackers, bread, and vegan cheeses create the perfect spread. Have fun with this vegan charcuterie board, feel free to switch things up and make it your own!
What You’ll Need
Hummus – Either homemade or store bought hummus will work on your charcuterie board! As much as I love a homemade hummus, I usually prefer to save myself a bit of time by buying pre-packaged hummus from the store. Whole Foods make a delicious hummus, as does Trader Joe’s and Hope Hummus!
Crackers – Any and all crackers are welcome on this snack board! I typically use gluten-free crackers to keep my spread gluten-free friendly. Though feel free to use whatever crackers you like best.
Nuts – Nuts are always an exciting, crunchy addition! You can get fancy here and purchase marcona almonds or flavored nuts for your board. Though I kept things simple with raw walnuts and pecans. I love using nuts on any charcuterie board, as they’re the perfect item to fill any empty space. Nuts are especially amazing on this vegan charcuterie board thanks to their high protein content and nutritional value, keeping things hearty yet healthy!
Vegan Cheese – This is a totally optional addition, but I have a few vegan cheese brands I love featuring on my charcuterie board! I’m pretty picky when it comes to non-dairy cheese though, and avoid any that taste too fake and/or are overly processed. Spero Foods make some of my all-time favorite vegan soft cheeses. Their herb cream cheese and goat cheese are perfect for this recipe! They’re all deliciously tangy, smooth, and incredible on crackers or toast. Though my runner-ups for this charcuterie board are Kite Hill vegan cheeses, and a handful of Myoko vegan cheese flavors.
How to Make a Vegan Charcuterie Board
Begin every charcuterie board by prepping the ingredients you’ll be placing on your board. This includes washing fresh fruit, cutting bread, slicing cheese, etc. Once prepped, you’ll be able to see every element of your board and decide in which order you’d like to place them.
Pick a large board or surface to lay everything on, then place small bowls around the board. These bowls don’t have to be in any particular pattern or order, so simply evenly space them around your board.
Fill those small bowl with things like hummus, soft cheese, dips, olives, or really anything that would make a mess if placed directly on your board/surface.
Now that your bowls are all filled, go in with remaining larger items such as crackers, sliced bread, and fruit – working with one ingredient at a time.
Once the vegan charcuterie board looks mostly complete, then fill in any gaps with your small items (in this case, I used nuts). Continue doing this until your board is fully loaded and ready to be served!
There really is no wrong way to jazz up a charcuterie board, so any of the following would make delicious additions to your vegan board: