Copycat Recipe-Carrabba’s Basil Dipping Sauce

Copycat Carabbara's Basil Garlic Dip

 A perfect accompaniment to any Italian dinner, Basil Dipping Sauce is a must! Here’s a delicious copycat recipe for one of my favorite appetizers from Carrabba’s Italian grill. 




Copycat Recipe - Carrabba's Basil Garlic Dip
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  2. 3 large fresh garlic cloves minced
  3. 1/8 teaspoon red chili flakes
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  6. 1/4 cup olive oil
  7. 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (optional)
  8. 1 loaf italian bread for serving
  1. Using a mortar and pestle or the back of a spoon, blend ingredients into a past
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of mixture to serving bowl, drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. Optional: serve with a few drops of balsamic vinegar
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    • Hi Ann! I’m so happy to see you here today! I’m so used to eating the dip with bread I never stopped to think about how yummy it would be with grilled fish! A little squeeze of lemon to top it off, that would be a delightful dinner. xoxo