When I was in Napa a few years ago we ate at Chef Michael Chiarello’s Bottega Ristorante. They served an appetizer that I loved, so per usual I came home and made my own version (you know how I roll). This Parmesan Artichoke Heart Dipping Oil is superb!
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Parmesan Artichoke Heart Dipping Oil in a white bowl with loaf of bread


Parmesan Artichoke Heart Dipping Oil:

My version has freshly grated Parmesan, artichoke hearts (packed in water), chopped parsley, red pepper flakes, garlic and sea salt…

Parmesan Artichoke Heart Dipping Oil before oil is added

Artichoke Heart Parmesan Dipping Oil

…all drizzled in a beautiful, heart healthy extra virgin olive oil, then spooned onto soft, warm artisan Ciabatta bread. Hungry yet?

Olive oil being drizzled into a bowl of Parmesan Artichoke Heart Dipping Oil

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THE RECIPE: Parmesan Artichoke Heart Dipping Oil

You will need: a good knife (I love this one) a fabulous sea salt (seriously I buy the tub, it lasts a year!), and a microplane for shredding Parmesan. (affiliate links)

Parmesan Artichoke Heart Dipping Oil
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
A beautiful appetizer for any occasion. Be sure to use high-quality extra virgin olive oil and freshly grated Parmesan.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy appetizer recipe, party recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan
  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more if you like to bring the heat
  • 1 teaspoon flat Italian parsley chopped
  • 2 artichoke hearts packed in water, chopped
  • 1/3 -1/2 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil (how much you add is up to you)
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 a loaf freshly baked Ciabatta bread warmed in the oven
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Wrap artisan bread in foil and place in oven to warm
  3. Place artichoke hearts between paper towels and press out extra water, chop.
  4. Prepare remaining ingredients.
  5. Place cheese in a small bowl, add artichoke hearts, garlic, parsley, sea salt and red pepper flakes. Toss. Right before serving, drizzle olive oil over cheese mixture till oil covers all ingredients. Stir.

  6. Drizzle a tad more oil so there is a layer of oil on top of cheese mixture.
  7. Spoon onto warm Ciabatta bread and bliss out...


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