Garlic pesto bread recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 12-15 mins to cook
  • 219 calories / serving
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Give your garlic bread a lift by mixing pesto and chopped basil into the garlic butter, then pop it on the barbecue for a winning dish the whole family will love.

  1. In a small bowl combine the softened butter, pesto, crushed garlic and chopped basil. Make 1-inch thick slices into the bread, but do not go all the way through, just to the bottom crust. Put a teaspoon or two of the butter mixture between each slice.
  2. Wrap the bread in aluminum foil and place on the barbecue for 12-15 minutes. Unwrap and serve. 

Tip: To cook this in the oven rather than on a barbecue, preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C fan 180°C and place the foil parcel on a baking tray for 15 minutes. Remove, unwrap and serve. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 75g unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 50g (2oz) classic green pesto
  • handful basil, roughly chopped
  • 1 x white baton
  • Energy 910kj 219kcal 11%
  • Fat 15g 21%
  • Saturates 6g 30%
  • Sugars 1g 1%
  • Salt 0.4g 7%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 16.8g Protein 3.4g Fibre 0.7g


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