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Carrabba's Bread Dipping Spice


This flavorful alternative to butter is a favorite served Italian cuisine. Serve the herbal spice blend with olive oil alongside a warm loaf of crusty bread.

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  • 1 tablespoon basil, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian or curly parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt or ground sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Additional olive oil for serving
  • Bread for dipping


Servings 2
Cooking time 10mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Combine all of the ingredients, except oil and lemon, in small food processor. Pulse briefly, just until all ingredients are evenly chopped.

Stir in 1/2 teaspoon oil and lemon juice.

Refrigerate in airtight container.

To serve, combine about 1 1/2 teaspoons spice blend with 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil on a small dish. Serve with bread for dipping.

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