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Fresh Herb Garlic Bread

Fresh Garlic and Herb Bread

I have many people tell me they would grow more herbs if they knew how to use them!  Well, here is another wonderful recipe you will be so glad to try!  The flavors are unbelievable!  A perfect addition to any meal!  This recipe comes from Barefoot Contessa’s “Back to Basics”.

Fresh Herb Garlic Bread

6 large garlic cloves, chopped

1/4 cup chopped parsley

2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves, chopped

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup good olive oil

1 large loaf of ciabatta bread or 2 small

2 tablespoons butter at room temperatire

Preheat the oven to 350`.  Place the garlic, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade and process until finely minced.  Heat the olive oil in a medium saute pan over low heat.  Add the garlic and herb mixture and cook for 3 minutes, until the garlic is tender but not browned.  Remove from the heat and set aside.

Cut the ciabatta in half horizontally, running a serrated knife parallel to the board.  Spoon the garlic mixture onto the bottom half and spread the butter on the top half and place together.  Wrap the bread in aluminum foil and place on a sheet pan.  Bake the bread for 5 minutes.  Unwrap and discard foil, bake for another 5 minutes.  Slice crosswise and serve warm.

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, yoga/pilates instructor, a clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist and soon to be traditional naturopath. She is a very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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