Carrabba’s Bread Dipping Blend
You can simply buy a loaf of French bread or other rustic sort of loaf to go with this. If you’re feeling ambitious, try making your own crusty bread. This recipe is fantastic!
Carrabba's Bread Dipping Blend
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
½ teaspoon ground sea salt or kosher salt
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
½ teaspoon olive oil
⅛ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Combine all, except oil and lemon juice, in a small food processor. Grind briefly until all ingredients are about the same size. Stir in oil and lemon juice.
To serve, combine 1 tsp blend to 3-4 T extra virgin olive oil on a small dish. Dip sliced bread in mixture.
Makes about 1/4 c. blend. (Enough to go with about 1 cup of extra-virgin olive oil. Use the good stuff for this!)
1. If you don't have a food processor, chop everything as finely as you can.
2. Feel free to add a splash of balsamic vinegar!
from Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur