Basil has been growing like crazy in my little herb garden this summer.
So any time I come across a recipe that calls for basil, I want to give it a try. I saw this recipe for Basil Butter Garlic Bread on Jenna’s Everything Blog and needed to make it. Who doesn’t like a nice garlic bread to go with an Italian dinner? Especially one that is not from the frozen section.
This recipe is extremely easy. I love it when you can throw everything in a food processor and it does all the work for you.
I also love it when you can just run out to the back yard and pick the fresh herbs that you need. This recipe not only calls for basil but a bit of parsley as well. And despite what the recipe says, you can easily adjust the amount of herbs you put in it for your liking.
Spread the butter on a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread that has been sliced down the middle.
Top it with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Wrap it in foil and bake. That’s it!
Matt and I did have this garlic bread with spinach basil pesto over chicken and pasta. You may say it is basil overload for one night. But no, it was all wonderful!
I think this would make a great appetizer as well if you cut the loaf up into small pieces. Remember, you can find the recipe here!