Kalamata Olive Garlic Bread

I wanted to make a loaf of garlic bread to serve alongside the Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Slow Simmered Meat Sauce and the Avocado and Butter Leaf Lettuce Salad with a Tangy Mustard Vinaigrette.  Instead of using a regular loaf of French bread, I decided to switch it up a bit by using a loaf of kalamata olive bread.  I cut the bread in half lengthwise then spread some garlic and parmesan butter over the top of each half before baking it.  This garlic bread turned out FANTASTIC!  It took all of my willpower to only eat one slice.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Line a baking dish with tin foil for easier clean up.

Combine the butter, garlic, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a bowl; mix until evenly combined.

Slice the loaf of bread lengthwise in half.  Equally spread the butter mixture over each half of the loaf.

Place the bread onto the baking sheet then loosely cover the top of the bread with a piece of tin foil.  Bake for 15 minutes; remove the tinfoil and turn the oven to broil.  Cook the bread, watching VERY carefully, so it doesn’t burn.  Remove from the oven, slice, and serve immediately.  Enjoy!

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Kalamata Olive Garlic Bread

Yield: 8

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 15-20 min.

Total Time: 25-30 min.

Ingredients:

3 tbsp butter, softened
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1-2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, finely grated
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Loaf of Kalamata bread, sliced in half, lengthwise

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking dish with tin foil for easier clean up.

Combine the butter, garlic, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste together in a bowl; mix until evenly combined.

Slice the loaf of bread lengthwise in half. Equally spread the butter mixture over each half of the loaf. Place the bread onto the baking sheet then loosely cover the top of the bread with a piece of tin foil. Bake for 15 minutes; remove the tinfoil and turn the oven to broil. Cook the bread, watching VERY carefully, so it doesn't burn. Remove from the oven, slice, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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17 Responses to “Kalamata Olive Garlic Bread”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 17, 2012 @ 7:59 pm

    What a great idea using the Kalamata bread. I can’t believe you had enough self-control to stop at 1 slice. I would’ve eaten the whole shebang!

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    Jim — April 17, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

    I haven’t tried kalamata olive bread, but it sounds and looks great. I think I will put it on my shopping list and try it this coming weekend.

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    Diane — April 18, 2012 @ 1:36 am

    This is definitely on my’ to do’ list it looks and sounds quite delicious. Thanks for sharing this one. Diane

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    Blond Duck — April 18, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    You know, this entire meal is going on next week’s menu.

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    Lia — April 18, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    Absolutely delicious recipe!!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Kim in MD — April 18, 2012 @ 5:26 am

    What a fabulous idea to use olive bread! Another “why didn’t I think of that?” moment! ;-)

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    Jenn's Food Journey — April 18, 2012 @ 5:26 am

    Oooohhh.. I love garlic bread soooo much! And with the kalamata olives.. what a great flavor combo!!

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    Carmen Rosa — April 18, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    Delicious!!!! My family loves garlic bread so much. Great recipes.
    Cheers

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    Susan — April 18, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    Looks wonderful! I DO love a good garlic bread! Adding the olives is such a great twist! Yum!

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    lenia — April 18, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    It looks heavenly!Greetings from Greece,dear!

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    Marjie — April 18, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    One thing I just love about my new stoves is that the temperature on the broiler is variable. It would make this recipe so much easier to not burn! This looks like a wonderful spread for bread.

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    gloria — April 18, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    what nice bread Pam, I was thinking in make some bread for night!

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    Chris — April 18, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    I have to admit, sometimes when we make a meal with garlic bread, I’ll hover around the cutting board eating just the bread. Of course garlic bread tastes best at 1am while everyone else is asleep and you are stealing the last two leftover pieces.

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    Joanne — April 18, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

    I would really have to just eat this for dinner. I mean, it would be an accident…but it would SO happen.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — April 18, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

    I love garlic bread. Your garlic bread looks fantastic.

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    The UDG — April 18, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    I want to come to your house for dinner soooo bad.

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    Starr — April 22, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    Oooh, this sounds wonderful! I LOVE kalamata olives & pairing them with garlic can only make them 10x better. I can’t believe you were able to stop at only one slice. :-)

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