Sun-Dried Tomato Garlic Bread

Use red pesto to amp up your garlic bread!
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sun-dried tomato garlic bread with fresh basil

Recipe by Alexa Weibel

  • Serves 4Servings


  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped garlic

  • 1/2 stick butter, at room temperature

  • A few tablespoons of red (sun-dried tomato) pesto

  • Chopped thyme

  • Fresh basil

  • One 9-inch-long baguette, split


1. Using the flat side of a chef’s knife, mash the garlic and 1/4 tsp. salt back and forth on a cutting board to form a paste.

2. In a bowl, mix the garlic and butter.

3. Stir a few tablespoons of red (sun-dried tomato) pesto and a little chopped thyme into the garlic butter.

4. Spread on the bread.

5. On a baking sheet, bake at 450° until toasted, about 8 minutes.

6. Broil until golden in spots, 2 to 3 minutes.

7. Top with fresh basil.