Italian Bread Dipping Oil

Makes 1 cup

1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (optional)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon chopped oregano
1 to 2 minced fresh garlic cloves to taste
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground course black pepper
Dash of red pepper flakes (optional)
1 tablespoon finely chopped sundried tomatoes (optional)

Mix all ingredients together. Let sit to allow flavors to meld for at least an hour or two before serving. Serve in a shallow bowl with thick slices of crusty Italian bread.