Fresh herbs and crushed red pepper makes my favorite bread dip everrrrrrr. Copycat Carrabba’s Herb Dip is an easy, fresh, homemade replica of the fresh herbs, extra virgin olive oil, and warm bread served at the popular Italian food chain!
Last week when I made two Thanksgiving turkeys I bought enough herbs for 14 turkeys. I would not have had to buy herbs at all, but my destructive fur babies had other plans for the potted plants.
I don’t know if you have ever bought the fresh herbs in the grocery store but dang, they are not cheap. So I have been reeeealllly focused on using them up before they go bad, or I forget about them, or they get buried underneath a bag of apples in my produce drawer.
So I made you something I’ve been wanting to share for forever!!!! Copycat Carrabba’s Herb Dip.
You know that happy little blend of delicious that comes with perfectly warm, freshly sliced Italian bread when you are dining out? The tiny plate of herbs that your server drizzles olive oil over for you to drag a whole basket of carbs through again and again?
Yeah. That stuff.
Sometimes I am so happy that I buy too many groceries.
Awhile ago I made this Goat Cheese, Sun Dried Tomato, and Basil Stuffed Chicken , reminiscent of Chicken Bryan from my long ago days as a server at good ‘ol Carrabba’s. I love making homemade versions of their food! If we are keeping it real though, I would totally just show up there for a glass of wine, some warm bread, and this herb dip with olive oil.
It’s all about the bread.
I’ll be sharing the recipe for these breadsticks on Thursday — let me start talking them up now. THEY ARE AMAZING.
I have this other bread recipe — this Classic Crusty Herbed Dinner Loaf — that is ready in just about an hour, and it is totally perfect for dipping.
We will just call herb dip + bread + wine dinner and check this day off as done, yes? Yes.
- 2 cloves garlic, very very finely minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, very finely minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, very finely minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, very finely minced
- ½ tablespoon fresh basil, very finely minced
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- ¼ cup olive oil for serving
- To make the herb dip combine everything EXCEPT the olive oil. Toss to thoroughly mix the herbs and combine.
- To serve place a teaspoon of the herb mixture on a plate and drizzle a little bit of the olive oil over it.
P.S. If you rub a chicken with this herb dip to roast it… it will be amazing. Seriously.