Rather than making it a dip, I used it as a bruschetta topping. I used rounds from a whole wheat baguette. I thought it was good, though not actually like Olive Garden's.
You can actually get Olive Garden's Bruschetta recipe on their website and this is not it. They do not use cheese or sun dried tomatoes or parsley flakes or balsamic vinegar in their recipe. This does not taste at all like Olive Garden. I make the one on their site several times a month and it tastes just like what I purchase in the restaurant.
This recipe clone is from Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur: topsecretrecipes.com
Wow! This was a hit! It made a light appetizer to serve along with Grilled Chicken Sandwiches With Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil and Broccoli Salad. Mine was not dry at all. I'll be making this often!
This dip could have used a bit more liquid and seasoning. Maybe additional balsamic and oil? It was quite dry with the crispy bread but still tasty. Thanks Steelers Girl! Made for PAC Spring 2008.