Carrabba’s Italian Butter is served freshly made at your table every time you go into Carrabbas. You can make it at home in no time.
When you sit down to eat at a restaurant, you are often famished. I love restaurants that serve a little something before the meal, Carrabbas does just that. When you sit down they bring out warm sour dough bread with what they call Italian Butter. The Italian butter is a blend of herbs, fresh garlic, and extra-virgin olive oil. As much as I love the flavor of butter, I can’t think of a better way to start off a meal.
While Carrabbas refers to this dip as “Italian Butter”, there is no butter in the dip. In the years past at my local restaurant they would bring out the herbs on a small plate and then drizzle the olive oil onto the herbs and tell you to dip the bread into the olive oil and enjoy the combination of flavors. So, again, no butter in this dip for bread.
I like to make this when making Italian food. This is a nice change from Garlic bread, you may want to give this a try as well. The Carrabba’s Italian Butter would be great simply drizzled over pasta.
Carrabbas Italian Butter
Recreate Carrabbas Italian Butter at home, it so easy to make this flavored olive oil.
- 1/8 teaspoon oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon basil
- 1/8 teaspoon rosemary
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt you may want to reduce this amount, if you are watching your salt intake
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 teapoons minced garlic
- 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Mix together your dry spices. Add crushed garlic to the dry spices. Place on small saucer. Pour olive oil over mixture. Dip with your favorite hot French bread.