Have you ever been to Carrabba’s Italian Restaurant? I just love their wood fire pizzas and bread dipping oil. So much so I made my own Copycat Carrabba’s Olive Oil Bread Dip!
Get the special blend of spices to make Carrabba’s Olive Oil Bread Dip at home! I bet you already have everything you need in the pantry for this Italian bread dipping oil.
Just a basic mix of spices this classic Carrabba’s recipe. Olive oil bread dip wows every time even though it is literally one of the easiest recipes I make.
This olive oil bread dip isn’t just for breads either. The spice blend will brighten up any pasta dish, especially a plain white or Alfredo sauce.
It can be sprinkled on a salad coupled with a few dashes of red wine vinegar or used to season chicken, beef or pork.
You can even use it as a marinade or baste is on grilled vegetables. Clearly, these aren’t just bread dipping spices, they are really an all-purpose Italian blend of deliciousness! Homemade Italian seasoning!
Olive oil bread dip is also one of my favorite DIY gift ideas. Dry mix can be made ahead and stored at room temperature in an airtight container for several weeks. The salt is a natural preservative.
If you know it won’t be used for a long time, omit the fresh garlic and add a teaspoon of garlic powder instead. Or you can include a cute note asking to “just add fresh garlic to serve”.
I like to use festive twine to attach a gourmet bottle of olive oil and voila, you have the perfect hostess gift straight from your kitchen!
You really don’t even need to mention that it is a Carrabba’s recipe. Heck, the restaurant isn’t even popular in much of the country. Just label it as Bread Dipping Oil or Olive Oil Bread Dip and everyone will know what you mean.
Carrabbas clearly uses dried spices, but you can also use a variety of finely minced fresh herbs and spices. You can even mix and match fresh with dried and add a few of your own, like thyme or a dash of dried minced onion or garlic for more texture and crunch.
Pair this delicious bread dipping oil with one of our favorite Italian recipes:
- Italian Meatloaf
- Artichoke and Lemon Pesto
- Easy Alfredo Sauce
- Best Italian Meatballs
- Tomato Basil Mozzarella Pasta
- 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
- 1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
- 3 cloves fresh crushed garlic
- extra virgin olive oil
Combine crushed red pepper, black pepper, oregano, basil, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary, sea salt and crush garlic. Mix well.
- If serving immediately, place dry spice mixture in a shallow plate. Drizzle desired amount of extra virgin olive oil over, serve. Wait to combine extra virgin olive oil and dry spices until right before serving.
If you've made this recipe at home, come back and let us know how it was!