Garlic & basil ciabatta

Garlic & basil ciabatta

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 3 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Perfect as a starter or as a side dish for a dinner party

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
224
protein
7g
carbs
23g
fat
12g
saturates
5g
fibre
1g
sugar
2g
salt
0.85g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • 1 small ciabatta
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)
  • 2 garlic cloves,crushed

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Method

Heat the grill to high. Beat together the mayonnaise, butter and garlic cloves until smooth. Chop basil, stir through and season with salt and pepper. Put the halves of the ciabatta, sliced lengthways, on a baking tray and spread with the butter. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan, then grill for 2-3 mins.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2006

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bhavna shankar's picture

It worked out well even though i could not find a ciabata and opted for multi grain bread instead. will definitely make it again.

bluesman's picture
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Excellent recipe. Worked a treat and would use it again.

helsky66's picture

ALL TIME FAVOURITE , THIS REALLY IS DELICIOUS AND WILL NEVER GO BACK TO ANY OTHER GARLIC BREAD !

1mgeri's picture
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Really tasty!

bastardbear's picture
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Tried this tonight. Absolutely dreadful. Sickly, overly-rich and yet oddly flavourless when compared to classic garlic bread. The lesson here is "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

jillianmcgill6's picture

Absolutely delicious, I am full of regret for shop buying garlic bread all my life; this is better than even the nicest brands.

matthewbenyohai's picture
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Delicious quick starter or snack

bonehead's picture

Just had a thought, if you substituted the basil for mint, woudn't it make a nice accompaniment for the pea and mint soup?

zoedroberts's picture
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OMG! NEVER will I buy again! Have done my own garlic bread for a while but the addition of the mayo really does make this delicious!

rmmyatt's picture
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Perfect! Just add more or less of what we feel like on the day... more cheese or garlic dependant on how we feel. Thinking of adding some parsley and seeing how that tastes too! 5* recipie, quick easy and delicious!

helentown's picture

Yummmmyyyyyy! Will toast the ciabatta first next time though, was a little soggy

csadlier's picture
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Absolutely scrumptious! Loved it!

liannewarner's picture

This was delicious...we've had it twice this week! First time made it with ciabatta and second time with bread rolls that needed using up. I forgot to season the mixture before I spread it on the bread but it was lovely with a bit of pepper and maldon salt sprinkled on top.

louwiz's picture
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Easy and healthy!

summerberries's picture

Made this for a birthday dinner tonight - VERY popular and delicious!
However the garlic butter is not enough for more than one ciabatta. I used 3 small ones cut in half, and the butter wasn't enough.

rowley123's picture
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Totally delish and so much better than any shop bought stuff

chopper01's picture
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yum,better with your own bread tho!

chick342's picture
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Loved this recipe easy to make, will try with parsley instead if I don't have basil.

jennycrayon's picture
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Very tasty even without the basil, much better than shop's own

sootykl's picture
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Really delicious and easy to prepare. Friend loved it too. Will certainly make it again.

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