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