Sunny's Easy Italian Herb Dip

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 to 3 cups
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1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil, chopped

1/2 cup loosely packed fresh parsley, chopped 

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 

6 to 8 slices pepperoncini 

4 to 6 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves stripped and chopped 

2 cloves garlic, grated on a rasp grater

2 sprigs fresh oregano, leaves stripped and finely chopped 

Zest of 1 lemon plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 

6 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped (or use 4 multi-colored heirloom tomatoes) 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 


  1. Blend together the basil, parsley, olive oil, onion, red pepper flakes, pepperoncini, thyme, garlic, oregano, lemon zest and juice, half of the tomatoes, a pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper in a blender. Transfer to a large bowl, add the other half of the tomatoes and stir. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to distribute.