Inquiry: Carrabbas Restaurant Bread and Oil Recipe

Carrabbas serves warm bread and olive oil with seasonings with their meals. Do you have any idea what seasonings they add to the olive oil? It is very tasty

Being Italian, I am a big bread and pasta lover! I like to keep a jar of my Dipping Sauce in the pantry to use for dipping bread, or for using as a sub/hoagie dressing or a dressing for a pasta salad, veggie salad or an antipasto.

¼ cup crushed red pepper
¼ cup fresh ground black pepper
¼ cup dried oregano
¼ cup dried rosemary
¼ cup dried basil
¼ cup dried parsley
¼ cup garlic powder**
¼ cup minced garlic**
1 ½ tablespoons Kosher salt

Place all ingredients in grinder and grind evenly if you like – if not, mix well. You can always grind it later using your coffee grinder, if desired.

Store airtight.

When you want to use it – mix 1 tablespoon of this mixture with olive oil (extra-virgin preferred). You can adjust the flavor the way you want.

Dip warm bread into mixture and enjoy!

If making subs/hoagies/panini sandwiches – I combine this mixture in a plastic bottle similar to a plastic ketchup or mustard bottle and shake and squeeze on the bread as a dressing. It can also be used with mayo/salad dressing on sandwiches for a little extra “zing” in the flavor. Try on your next salad!

I went to a beauty supply house and bought several different sizes of hair dye applicator bottles that I use in my pantry. You can cut the tips as large as you would like for many uses. Those bottles are used for salad dressings, chocolates, syrups, icing cookies with designs, BBQ sauces, etc.
Just use your imagination!


**Homemade ingredients - make these in your own kitchen!

NOTE: Make a smaller batch of this by using 1 tablespoon of everything except the salt – use only 1 teaspoon of that.

Thank you, I am over the moon with this recipe. On a previous visit stateside I purchased one of those containers to hold the oil and the little dipping dishes, also a combo spice container that had the different combinations of spices to add to the oil. We have been without for quite a while. Now, thanks to you we can enjoy it fresh again. Thanks for the plastic bottle idea.

Now going to check on how to make the garlic powder in my own kitchen. Maybe I can figure out how to mince onion and dry it, also onion powder.

I have it on my blog.

KW, Re CARRABBAS RESTAURANT BREAD AND OIL RECIPE. Seems that I would need 24 medium cloves of garlic . Guess I should mince same before adding it to my spice/ coffee grinder with the other spices. Yes? Airtight but no need to refrigerate?

Could not find how to make the garlic powder on your blog. Maybe I am blind in one eye and don’t see well out of the other! Appreciate you help. Thanks.

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Carrabba’s Bread Dipping Spice

Have to admit that I did not have the parsley or rosemary so made it up without them or the crushed red pepper. This evening I decided to take a tablespoon full and a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. I cleaned and cut of any excess fat and skin from twelve chicken wings. Also removed the tips. I dipped each wing into the mixture and baked at 180*C for about an hour. I made up some blue cheese dressing. I figured that the wings would be spicier but they were GRAND. Best he ever tasted. So I have another winner. Tonight for dinner we are having steak, with baked potato and asparagus. Will make up the dipping sauce for the bread. Also making cream biscuits. For desssert we are having the Pears Helene with homemade hot fudge sauce. Thank you to those who contributed these recipes to make his Fathers Day memorable.

You’re very welcomed! Enjoy!

Always glad to help out if I can.

If you can’t find an olive oil you like with these recipes, I actually went to my local Carrabbas’s and asked if I could buy some of their olive oil and they happily complied. Thanks Carrabbas’s!