One of our favorite things about this is that you can swap ingredients based on what you have in the kitchen or based on who’s coming!

This garlic and herb mixture is a flavor bomb. When topped with De Rustica’a Extra Virgin olive oil, it turns into a delicious dip for bread. Keep extra olive oil close by, you can always top up the plate with more!



2 garlic cloves, or more depending on how garlicky you want it

2 tablespoons capers, drained

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary

2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

3 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese

Pinch sea salt, if you have it try truffle salt

Fresh ground pepper, to taste

Pinch crushed red pepper flakes, optional to make it spicy

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed

Crusty bread, cubed


Finely mince the garlic and capers. Add to a bowl along with the oregano, rosemary, thyme and cheese. Season with a small pinch of salt and pepper. Use the back of a spoon to smoosh the herbs into the garlic and capers.

Make one or two mounds of the garlic-herb mixture on a rimmed plate. Drizzle the De Rustica’a Extra Virgin olive oil on top. Serve with cubes of bread.