Anyone else love the bread dip from Carrabba's? Now you can make this yummy Carrabba's olive oil bread dip at home in minutes! Have a jar of this handy, just add olive oil and serve with your favorite warm bread for an instant appetizer!
One of my favorite parts of eating out is the yummy bread dip that's served at restaurants. I especially love the dip from Carrabba's and after learning how easy it was to make from home, there was no turning back!
There are different copycat versions of this dip. Some use fresh herbs, some use dried, and some use fresh garlic. I make mine using all dried herbs.
That way, I can keep a jar mixed up and ready to go any time I want. Instant appetizer - or am I the only one that could make a meal of warm bread dipped into olive oil and herbs?
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To make this easy 5 minute appetizer, you'll need the following bread dipping spices:
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Black Pepper
- Dried Oregano
- Dried Rosemary
- Dried Basil
- Dried Parsley
- Granulated Garlic
- Kosher Salt
Olive oil for serving.
Expert Tip - you can also add fresh minced garlic and grated parmesan cheese when mixing the spices with olive oil.
To make this easy olive oil bread dip, just mix the ingredients together! That's it.
I like to keep mine in a small mason jar. When you're ready for your appetizer (or lunch if you're me!) just spoon 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture into a small bowl and pour over the olive oil!
This is so good! I now keep a jar of it handy at all times. In about 5 minutes you can have one of the best appetizers or snacks (or again lunch!) that you can eat.
Sometimes I add fresh garlic and sometimes grated Parmesan cheese, but you don't even have to do that, it's good just the way it is.
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Expert tip - this also makes a great seasoning for salad dressing. I just add about ½ teaspoon to a classic oil and vinegar dressing. It would be great with my Lemon Vinaigrette.
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Carrabba's Bread Dip
- 1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp dried rosemary
- 1 tbsp dried basil
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- 1 tbsp granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Combine all ingredients in a jar.
Hi! What type of olive oil works best?
Pam Greer says
Try to find one from a single region, it will have better flavor.
Anxious to try this recipe
This recipe was perfect!!! We had Carrabba nite at our house and everyone was impressed! Thank you for sharing this. I just need to ask for the perfect bread suggestion please? I tried Publix Italian bread, sliced in half and wrapped in foil and warmed in the oven and sliced before serving and it just didn't "do it".
Pam Greer says
You need a ciabatta bread! Even Publix ciabatta is pretty good, but a local bakery would be even better!
that seems like a lot of pepper
Pam Greer says
You can adjust it if you'd like. You are only scooping up a bit of it with each bite, none of the spices overwhelm.
Very creative and best to check out to making this amazing Dip. I love such delicious and yummy appetizers. Makes my evening special.
So delicious, everyone loved it and are already requesting it again! Thanks for the great recipe
This is such a great idea! One of my favorite appetizers! I'm definitely making a batch!
WOW! That is super easy! I love that you can make a quick dressing out of the spice mix also.
What a great idea to have the mixture made ahead of time! And no.... you're not the only one who could make a meal off of this!
i used fresh basil, yummy!
Thanks so much for this recipe! My husband and I are stationed overseas in Japan and have been craving foods from home! Thanks!!
Sounds tasty. I recently tried dipping bread in olive oil and dukkah.
Peter, Marjie, Anh, Kalyn, Gay Carillo, and SueCooksWild - thanks for the interest in this recipe. I just realized that the one I make is actually a little different. Instead of garlic powder it calls for granulated garlic. I just use a little garlic salt in addition to the fresh garlic. So, if you make it with the garlic powder, please let me know how it is.
Katiez and Vegeyum, there is no self control when eating bread dipped in this. On the plus side, we have no stale bread getting moldy when I have this in the fridge!
Thanks so much for this recipe! We have a Carraba's within walking distance of our house and it is one of my favorite Italian eateries also. We can order carry out and have it home in an instant. I agree with you that their bread and dipping oil/herbs are the best. Now I can make it at home also thanks to you.
Gay Carrillo says
I love this one and will try it myself one of these days.
I love olive oil with bread. And then to have it with herbs - even better. Any hints to maintain self control?
Yes, I'd have a serious self control problem with this too, just like Katie. But it sounds fantastic. OK, I'm saving the recipe just in case I weaken and decide to make it.
I would not even THINK of making this...I'd never stop eating the bread! Warm bread, olive oil, and all those wonderful flavors? Oh my!
Yum yum! I am currently trying to make different type of dips/spreads that can be stored for a few days and broght to work. Yours comes handy, thanks! 🙂
OOOH, OOOOH, OOOH! I want some! You bet I'll be trying this!
Peter M says
I like these flavoured oils and it's a "no brainer" to try this out, thanks!