Carrabba’s Bread Dip

Carrabba’s Bread Dip recipe – the real thing! Recipe straight from Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Parsley, basil, rosemary, oregano, garlic, red pepper flakes, kosher salt, black pepper, and olive oil. Can make the spice mixture in advance and store it in an airtight container until ready to serve. We LOVE this spice blend! Great appetizer or salad dressing for spaghetti night. Also makes a great addition to your charcuterie board!

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Carrabba’s Olive Oil Bread Dip is my favorite appetizer. We went to dinner at Carrabba’s last week and I had to make myself stop eating the hot bread and olive oil dip so I would have room for dinner. This recipe is the real thing. I got the recipe straight from Carrabba’s Italian Grill. This recipe is super simple to make and is one of my favorite things to make for spaghetti night. It is also a great addition to your charcuterie board at parties. Give this dip a try ASAP!

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How to Make Carrabba’s Bread Dip

This herb olive oil dipping sauce is such an easy recipe to make with pantry staples. In a small bowl, whisk together parsley, basil, rosemary, oregano, garlic, red pepper flakes, kosher salt, and black pepper. Sprinkle a few teaspoons of the herb mixture in a small dish and add some extra virgin olive oil. Serve the dip with some crusty bread and enjoy!

  • Carrabba’s uses fresh parsley, fresh basil, and fresh rosemary. I prefer to use all dry spices.
    • Feel free to substitute fresh herbs. You will need 3 times as many fresh herbs as dried herbs.
      • For this recipe you will need:
      • 1 ½ teaspoon fresh chopped parsley
      • ¾ teaspoon fresh chopped basil
      • ¾ teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary
    • If using fresh herbs, mix the spices in a small food processor.
  • Carrabba’s uses granulated garlic in their spice mixture. Feel free to substitute fresh garlic. I actually prefer to make this a fresh garlic clove. I like lots of garlic flavor!!
  • Feel free to add some grated parmesan cheese to the spice mixture. YUM!
  • Serve the olive oil herb dip with your favorite bread. Crusty Italian bread, warm french bread, or warm sourdough bread all work great.
  • You can easily double, triple or quadruple the spice mixture.
  • Store mixture in an airtight container at room temperature.
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What to Serve with Best Bread Dip

This is hands down the best dipping spices! We always have the ingredients to make this for spaghetti night. Heck, just give me a small plate of this dip and a nice piece of crusty Italian bread for dinner! This is equally delicious used as a salad dressing. Mix together a heaping tablespoon of the spices with half of a cup of good quality olive oil and some balsamic vinegar. SO good! This restaurant favorite is a staple at our house!

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Carrabbas Bread Dip

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Carrabba's Bread Dip recipe – the real thing! Recipe straight from Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Parsley, basil, rosemary, oregano, garlic, red pepper flakes, kosher salt, black pepper, and olive oil. Can make the spice mixture in advance and store it in an airtight container until ready to serve. We LOVE this spice blend! Great appetizer or salad dressing for spaghetti night. Also makes a great addition to your charcuterie board!

Ingredients:

  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • ¼ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp dried rosemary
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • tsp crushed hot red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sliced crusty rustic bread for dipping

Instructions:

  • Mix the parsley, basil, rosemary, oregano, granulated garlic, hot red pepper, salt, and pepper together in a small serving bowl.
  • Add the olive oil and stir. Serve with the bread for dipping.

Notes:

  • Carrabba’s uses fresh parsley, fresh basil, and fresh rosemary. I prefer to use all dry spices.
    • Feel free to substitute fresh herbs. You will need 3 times as many fresh herbs as dried herbs.
      • For this recipe you will need:
      • 1 ½ teaspoon fresh chopped parsley
      • ¾ teaspoon fresh chopped basil
      • ¾ teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary
    • If using fresh herbs, mix the spices in a small food processor.
  • Carrabba’s uses granulated garlic in their spice mixture. Feel free to substitute fresh garlic. I actually prefer to make this a fresh garlic clove. I like lots of garlic flavor!!
  • Feel free to add some grated parmesan cheese to the spice mixture. YUM!
  • Serve the olive oil herb dip with your favorite bread. Crusty Italian bread, warm french bread, or warm sourdough bread all work great.
  • You can easily double, triple or quadruple the spice mixture.
  • Store mixture in an airtight container at room temperature.

Steph

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Comments

  1. DELICIOUS!
    Just curious why you store it in the fridge…or did I read the recipe wrong… I thought it was all dried herbs..

  2. I went to eat at carrabas on valentines and my husband and I fell in love with the dipping sauce..so much in fact that I was looking and tasting the herbs so I could make it home..to my surprise I was spot on and it like a repeat. I love it..thanks for sharing because now I can save a copy

  3. Thank you for this recipe. I use this so much I call it my everything essence! I linked this page to my blog about kale (of all things…)

  4. I work at carrabba's. Tag pic pac recipe:

    (unsure of portion, but it's so simple…)

    Tag pasta (FRESH)

    Pic pac sauce
    (it's uncooked until you mix it with the pasta)
    Extra virgin olive oil
    Crushed roma tomatoes (canned)
    Basil (FRESH)
    Sliced garlic

    Put sauce in pan just to warm up, put in pasta, sautee together until pastas coated. Enjoy. 🙂

  5. I also love the bread and dip.
    I love the bread with Sausage and Lentil Soup.
    Love the Chicken Bryan too….YUM!!
    (I've already eaten the bread)lol

  6. I just found your site today, and I must tell you how grateful I am for this recipe. I have wanted it for years!

    Am looking forward to devouring your archives!

  7. Thanks, Steph! I love recipes like this. I'm planning an olive oil dipping party this fall, and this sounds like a good one to try.

  8. Have you had Carrabba's Zucchini Frites? They are to die for! I LOVE them and the aioli that comes with them. Sigh. I need to find me a Carrabba's 'round here!
    Their side of broccoli is also the best broccoli ever.

  9. I've never been to Carrabba's, but I love bread dips like this. Bookmarked it to make next time we're eating Italian 🙂

  10. Sometimes I'm so full after the bread, I end up taking most of my meal home! Thanks for the recipe- I'll have to try it!

  11. Oh I knoooow what you're talking about. I get full on bread and then eat only a few bites of my food!

    LOL…speaking of dippin it up – here's my word verification

    dipineup dipin e up

  12. I've never been to Carrabas and actually have one close. You're tempting me to give them a try. This all looks so delicious.

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