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Carrabba's Herb Oil for Dipping Bread

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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
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ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   4
  

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Carrabba's Herb Oil for Dipping Bread Recipe
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ingredients

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (or as needed)

directions

Combine all ingredients, except oil, on a deep plate or bowl. Pour olive oil over.

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maritab

nutrition

127 calories, 14 grams fat, 2 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in carbs.
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We used this bread dip with the Olive Garden breadsticks recipe we tested. It's a great dip with good balance of flavors. I especially liked the variety of herbs.


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This was a nice pleasant supriae. We decided to add the herbs to the sofrt butter and just a little bit of the Olive Oil. It was awesome far better than just the herbed oil, abd better than a garlic-butter. It was amazing. So have then bring some butter with the berbs next trip!


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I was told from 1 of the waiters there that you need to bake it in the oven for 10 min.


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Loved it!


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love love love it!


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I decreased the salt. It was too salty the first time I made it.


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Made as directed but doubled the olive oil. Served with slices of french bread.


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Jan 27, 2008





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Needs more oil to have a better consistency otherwise it's all spices. Great flavor though once you thin it a bit.


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As written, I'd say this serves one, not four! But it's kinda addicting so maybe I'm over eating with it lol! I don't change a thing when I make it (except to make more of it). I make the soft pillsbury breadsticks but I cut them in half and make short sticks out of them and use those for dipping.


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I love this dipping sauce! I use french bread slices with it.


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I made this recipe exactly as written and loved it. I thought the balance of spices and herbs was perfect but I did thin it with more olive oil. And I agree that you MUST use good quality oil, that makes all the difference.


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I make this quite often and serve it with slices of french bread or breadsticks. I use dried herbs though and just use less as that way I don't have to worry about keeping fresh herbs on hand and I can make this more often.


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I have a garden with fresh basil, parsley, rosemary, and garlic. I looked up this recipe as I was thinking what to do for dinner. I had eaten at Carabba's and wanted to try and duplicate the olive oil dip. This hit the spot! I completed the meal with Marsala Chicken and linguine. Didn't have to drive 50 miles either.



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Jo

COMMENT:
Way too fiery hot. I would omit or greatly cutback on the crushed red pepper


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Made this last night for a girls' wine and whine night at a friend a house. Used fresh herbs (1 T fresh to 1 t dry). It was FANTASTIC and so easy! Yummo! Can hardly wait to do for my parents and family : )


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wolf4301

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i think its the olive oil that makes the difference..
of course they use all the best fresh herbs...
does anyone know a olive oil that is close tasting
they use Lamrambla ..and its too expensive to order..


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My dinner guests loved this recipe. I served with bread lightly sprayed with olive oil, added salt and pepper, then toasted on the grill.

I did change the recipe just a bit - I used a 3 to 1 combination of olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette.

Tip - make lots of this! It goes quickly.


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EXTREMELY close to Carraba's. Everyone I've made this for loves it.


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Very Good! However, I did add a bit more olive oil.


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The salt should be at a about 1:3 ratio with the other spices not 1:1. For example, you could make a bigger batch using 1 Tablespoon of the herbs and 1 teaspoon of salt.


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This is just awesome. My 4 years old granddaughter ate and ate until there was nothing left! The best dipping oil ever made.


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This is very good! Me and my husband went to Carrabba's for our aniversary this month and afterwards I could not stop talking about the bread and needing the recipe! So glad I found this. Thanks!


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ohhh this is so good. You must have a good tasting oil or it can ruin it. I added shredded parmesean the 1st time I made it and mashed it up in a bowl w/ a whisk; 2nd time I added powdered/grated parmesean and it is better w/ shredded. SO yummy.


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We really liked it, but will cut back on the salt next time.


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jucanda

COMMENT:
Just made the dipping oil...mine came out a little salty...will use less salt next time.
Otherwise it is very good!


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I came in from gathering fresh herbs from my garden when I was inspired to make this recipe. It was superb! The infusion of herbs mingling with the garlic & lemon were tantalizing to the taste buds.


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Close. Carrabba's uses fresh herbs which helps the flavors blend and compliment each other better than if you use dried herbs.


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Awesome! Delicious! I made this at Christmas after a dinner guest brought a loaf of artisan bread. The bread was hard and we needed a dipping sauce. I now make this herb oil every week to eat with bread as a appretizer.


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We have them grate parmesean cheese into the dipping oil...yummy!


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This is SOOOOO good. I went to Carrabba's today for the first time. I'm NOT a bread eater. I'm a born and raised carnivore!!!! So when they brought the bread and dipping oil, I passed until everybody I was with told me what I was missing. And they were right.

I came home tonight to see if I can find a recipe online and this one is it!!! GREAT STUFF. Tastes SOOOOO Good. And I a carnivore!


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Liz

COMMENT:
Is the minced garlic supposed to be fresh or dried? Thanks!


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My family and friends have enjoyed this twice this week...it was yummy. I had a smidge of the oil & herb mixture left (about 2 T.) that I put on top of a roast. It gave a wonderful flavor to the roast!


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This stuff is THE BEST!!


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This stuff is THE BEST!!


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I used just half the salt - personal preference. This is a great recipe!


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So close the Carrabba's, I can't tell the difference. EXCELLENT!


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Mia

COMMENT:
this is the recipe exactly I work for carrabba's and your's is the only correct one. you must work there or know one someone who does.


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very close to original!! make sure to use garlic powder and not garlic salt. it is a bit salty otherwise but still good


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Apr 28, 2004





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I made a double batch of this recipe and already love it so much I have made batches for friends. I have used it to make Garlic Bread with cheese and bacon bits, and I used the olive oil and dipping mix to marinate a split chicken, and baked it under a brick. It was wonderful.


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BelleHEART

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Nice mix of spices! I agree that using fresh parsley and fresh rosemary is a must! Recommend using as many fresh herbs as you can in the mix. Also add 1/4 tsp whole nutmeg freshly grated and add 1 tsp fresh orange zest.


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Jul 23, 2005





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This recipe was super easy and tastes wonderful with fresh, crispy French Bread.


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