Marinated parmesan

Marinated parmesan

  • serves 6 with drinks
  • A little effort

Delicious dip for nibbles at a party or as a light starter that gives Parmesan a starring role. Quickly made in less than half an hour, with just 5 ingredients and bread to serve.



  • olive oil
  • garlic 1 clove, peeled
  • parmesan  (or vegetarian alternative) 200g piece
  • skinny baguette 1, cut into 12 long diagonal slices
  • red chilli 1, finely chopped
  • oregano 1 tbsp of chopped


  • Step 1

    Bruise the garlic clove then put it in a bowl with 3 tbsp olive oil and some seasoning and leave for 10 minutes. This will give a nice, subtle flavour to the oil without the full-on burn of raw garlic. Chop the parmesan into little nubbly pieces and add them to the oil.

  • Step 2

    Lightly toast the baguette slices. Fish the garlic out of the oil and discard. Mix the chilli and oregano into the parmesan and serve spooned onto the slices of baguette. You can make this a few hours ahead, but add the oregano just before serving so it keeps its freshness.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 302
  • Fat 16.3g
  • Carbs 22.7g
  • Fibre 1.5g
  • Protein 15.2g
  • Salt 1.1g