TSR Version of Carrabba's Bread Dipping Spice by Todd Wilbur

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

From www.TopSecretRecipes.com This is a favorite with Italian-style grub.The recipe comes from Carrabba's Restaurant. They serve the spices on a small plate and the waiter adds olive oil, then you are set to dip your bread. YUM YUM! TIP: Chop all spices in small chopper and store them in a small container in the refrigerator, since a little goes a long way -- that way you can have it anytime.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all of the ingredients, EXCEPT oil and lemon.
  2. Put in a small food processor (I used my little food chopper). Chop briefly until all ingredients are about the same.
  3. Stir in oil and lemon juice.
  4. TO SERVE: Combine about 1 1/2 teaspoons spice blend to 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil on a small Dish.
  5. Dip sliced bread in mixture.
  6. French bread is good.
  7. ENJOY.
Most Helpful

I bet this is delish, but I worked at Carrabba's for 4 years. Here's the real deal holyfield recipe:
Use all fresh parsley, rosemary, oregano, basil and garlic. Pulse in a food processor. Add salt, black pepper, red pepper, and granulated garlic. Let the sipces all sit together a bit. And ta-da! Carrabba's herb dip.

courtneymiller0220 August 06, 2012

Barbara, this was just lovely! The mix of herbs was spicy and delicious with bread. We dipped french bread and scarfed it up! Thanks!

Sharon123 February 17, 2003

I am so, so thankful that I stumbled upon this!!!! It is copycat perfection. I now serve this regularly with lightly toasted Italian bread at cocktail parties and dinner get togethers, or while sitting outside enjoying a glass w/ friends. It makes a perfect light dish to snack on w/ a great wine. So many friends have fallen in love with this, that not only do I make a huge batch and freeze it for surprise company, but I plan on giving it as a Christmas gift to quite a few folks this year. Thank you so much!!

B H. September 17, 2010