Copycat Carrrabba’s Bread Dipping Oil

A super easy, super delicious appetizer that comes together in under 5 minutes – Olive oil is mixed with several dried herbs and lemon juice to make a simple and tasty dip for bread.

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If you are like us – when you sit down at a nice Italian restaurant you can’t wait for them to bring the warm bread and dipping oil.  Well, you no longer have to wait until you go to your favorite restaurant to indulge in dipping oil.  This oil literally takes minutes to prepare.

I have always been intimated to make homemade dipping oils until I tried to make it recently.  And let me just tell you – it really could not be easier.

It also makes a great appetizer when paired with our Easy Tuscan Herb Artisan Bread. This is always the first to go at parties!

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You can also use any Italian or sourdough bread and tear it up into bite size pieces for dipping.  There is nothing like cutting our Easy Tuscan Herb Artisan Bread while it’s warm and dipping it in this oil.

The first time we had this my aunt made it for us at the beach as an appetizer to dinner.  I was not expecting it to be this good at all…..she cut the warm bread and it was just out of this world dipped in this oil.  Literally it was gone in just a few minutes.

You can make this oil ahead of time – it keeps for quite awhile.  I usually double or triple the recipe so that I have some on hand.  No need to refrigerate it – the oil will harden if you do.

Feel free to adjust any of the spices to your liking – play around with this recipe – you really can’t mess it up. Grab your best friends and let’s break bread together.  This easy-to-make dipping oil will dazzle at your next get-together.

Copycat Carrrabba's Bread Dipping Oil

A super easy, super delicious appetizer that comes together in under 5 minutes – Olive oil is mixed with several dried herbs and lemon juice to make a simple and tasty dip for bread.

Ingredients:

1/2 Tablespoon minced basil
1/2 Tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
1/2 Tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt or 1⁄2 teaspoon ground sea salt
1/4 teaspoon chopped rosemary
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup olive oil
grated parmesan cheese (for serving)

Directions:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients except for parmesan cheese in a bowl. Store in an air-tight container (I use mason jars) until ready to serve.
  2. When serving, pour oil in a shallow dish and sprinkle parmesan cheese over top. Serve with artisan bread.

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