By Barb Gertz on February 12, 2003
Photo by Boomette
Photo by Boomette
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (6 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Barbara, this was just lovely! The mix of herbs was spicy and delicious with bread. We dipped french bread and scarfed it up! Thanks!"
"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!!"
"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."
"This was DELICIOUS!!!! I made this last min for a dinner party. Everyone LOVED it. The only fresh ingredients I used was garlic, the rest was dry spices... And still it was amazing. DH used to work a Carrabbas for yrs before we met, and said this was BETTER in flavor. I would love to try w/ frest herbs, but if you don't have them, its still great w dry!!!"
"I thought this was GREAT and so did my dinner guests! I used all dried spices except I used minced garlic from a jar. If you like this from Carrabbas, you HAVE to make this. You won't be sorry. For those of you who like super easy stuff, go to the already made cookie and bread section and buy a tube of bread dough, bake it, and fresh hot bread just like when you go out!! You will not be sorry with this recipe!"
"loved it, although i used all dry spices (except the garlic). i studied the look at the resturant and did not think that any of the ingredients were "fresh". also I did not put in the lemon juice. and it was right on the money. This recipe is a almost duplicate one from top secret recipes and a so called owner of the restaurant states that there isn't lemon juice in it- that is why i left it out. GREAT recipe!"
"Would just like to say, as 5 year employee of Carrabbas... this is not the recipe. So, although it may be delicious, it shouldn't be advertised as what you will get at the restaurant.
fresh AND granulated garlic
crushed red pepper"
"This is not an accurate recipe. I work at a Carrabba's and I know for a fact we NEVER use dried herbs, we do not use a food processor, we do not use thyme or lemon juice in our homemade herb mix. It is a close recipe I'll give the writer a close second but it is most definitely not our recipe."
"ooooh Barb! I've been wanting the recipe to this ever since my first trip to Carrabba's. They say they make this fresh everyday for when they open up at 3pm. I could make a meal out of this and nothing more."
"Oooohhhh, this is definitely delicious. It is also very simple to make. I used dried everything, and it only took about 10 minutes to make. And, it was superb on sourdough bread! Thanks for the recipe!"
"Absolutely divine! Excellent!"
"This is SPOT on. It tastes JUST like it! We loved it!"
"This is excellent! I was amazed that it tasted exactly like the bread dipping sauce at Carrabba's! We loved this and used it on lots of things, including toasted tomato sandwiches, BLT's, and more!"
"Both my hubby and I absolutely LOVE this! Excellent blend of flavors. It worked for us to make a batch of it and freeze part of it for later without the oil. It is good to go for another meal or two depending on how many people are indulging. This will become a regular at our home I'm sure. Thanks for sharing!!"
"Like some others said, I'd skip the lemon juice. It's perfect without it. This recipe goes a loooong way!"
"Just like the original! Now, if only I could find their bread!"
"I loved this. The would not add the lemon next time, but besides that, it was perfect."
"They do not use lemmon. It is nine items."
"Although I'm sure this is very good, I work for Carrabbas and this is not an accurate recipe."
"I like this spice mix for bread dipping, I used all dried ingredients and it was still good. I didn't have the thyme and substituted some grated lemon rind for the lemon juice, and added course sea salt. This is just as good as any dipping spice that I've had in restaurants. Plan to buy more thyme and add it to the mix. I like to heat the oil a bit in the microwave, warm bread and oil is so good."