Our bread dipping seasoning is inspired by and named after the Tuscany region in Italy. This region is best known for its light cooking style and use of fresh local ingredients. This cuisine tends to be much healthier and less fatty than other Italian areas.
This area has a reputation for wonderful fresh baked artisan bread, olive oils and of course wine. Italian meals are served with multiple courses and the Tuscany region is no different. The appetizers revolve around some sort of bread dish and with some fresh bread, the best quality olive oil and the right seasoning you have an ideal dip that will instantly transport you to a delightful dinner in a family home in the heart of Tuscany.
To make a classic bread seasoning dip, mix 3 tablespoons Tuscany Bread Dipping Seasoning with 1/2 cup of your favorite olive oil. You can of course easily adjust this with more or less seasoning to suite your family’s tastes. For best results mix it with oil and let the flavors marry for 20-30 minutes before serving.
We’ve also used this seasoning for a zesty vinegar and oil dressing for salads by simply adding 3 tablespoons of Tuscany Bread Dipping Seasoning with 2/3 cups olive oil and 1/3 cup red wine vinegar (we think that balsamic is a bit too overpowering to the seasoning blend in this particular case). This dressing can also be used as a quick, light marinade for chicken, fish or pork.
Perfect when paired with a top notch olive oil (either infused or with a single varietal). You'll instantly pick up on the garlicly beginning with a nice herbacous background and finally you'll get a splash of heat from the red pepper.
Hand blended from salt, garlic, black pepper, onion, red pepper flakes, rosemary, basil, Mediterranean oregano and parsley.