These Toasted Bread Kabobs are like getting the bread and oil dip at a restaurant! Crunchy, toasted bread cubes dipped in a flavored olive oil!
My wife went to a family wedding a couple of weeks ago at Blue Sky Vineyards in Southern Illinois.
Anyway, I did get lots of pictures from the winery and updates on the “new” bottle of wine they were trying at the moment. Of all of the wine she tried, her favorite was the Villard Blanc, which was surprising to me because she usually prefers red. The Villard Blanc was “crisp and fruity” and light, which was good for sitting on the lawn and listening to music.
Blue Sky has tons of great food too…homemade pizzas, sandwiches, artichoke dip or hummus with fresh pita to name a few. But the one thing she talked about most was their Seasoned Olive Oil blend with bread for dipping. It’s nice and spicy and goes perfectly with the crisp, fruity wine, I was told…although I haven’t gotten to try it yet.
But it did get me to thinking more about my kabobs this week.
How about Toasted Bread Kabobs in a homemade spicy dipping oil? Large cubes of toasted bread, skewered on toothpicks and dipped into seasoned olive oil.
This appetizer is one of those examples that the easiest things can really be the best things. Put a plate of these Toasted Bread Kabobs down in front of your friends and they’ll be asking for more, I can guarantee it.
How Do You Make Toasted Bread Kabobs?
Get yourself a large loaf of any good Italian or even a sourdough bread. Cut the bread into a large cube like this…
Put the bread cubes on a baking sheet and toss with a small amount of olive oil, salt and pepper.
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, toss then cook for another 3-4 minutes on the other side until they get nice and golden brown.
Then all you have to do is pour some extra virgin olive oil into a shallow dish, about a half an inch deep, and add in your toppings.
I topped mine with parmesan cheese, garlic powder, red chili flakes, salt and pepper and a little bit of fresh basil. That’s it – totally done in five minutes.
These Toasted Bread Kabobs are amazing when served slightly warm, so keep the bread cubes in a low oven until ready to serve!
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These fun bread kabobs are just like getting the bread and seasoned olive oil at your favorite restaurant!
- 1 large loaf of Italian Bread (I used a large sesame semolina)
- 1 cups of extra virgin olive oil (or enough to fill a shallow bowl, plus extra for coating the bread cubes before toasting)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Fresh ground pepper
- 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
- Cut the loaf of bread into large strips, then into a large cubes.
- Place the cubed bread onto a baking sheet and toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Try to get all the cubes of bread coated well.
- Place in a 425 degree pre-heated oven for 7-8 minutes until brown, then turn and bake another 3-4 minutes until golden brown.
- After the toasted bread cools, place 2 bread cubes onto a toothpick and repeat with remaining bread.
- Pour a half cup of olive oil into a shallow bowl. Top with the parmesan cheese, garlic powder, chili flakes and salt and pepper.
- Serve the bread skewers on the side for dipping.
- This can be done ahead of time, even a day, if kept in a container or resealable bag. This appetizer is amazing when the bread is a little warm, but it’s just as good if done ahead of time too. If you run out of time, throw the bread cubes into a bowl and just leave the toothpicks on the side!
- Serving Size: 6
- Category: Appetizers
- Method: oven
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: appetizer recipe, bread and olive oil, kabob recipes, vegetarian appetizer