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Garlic pesto bread recipe

Garlic pesto bread recipe

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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. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 12-15 mins to cook
  • 219 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 75g unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 50g (2oz) classic green pesto
  • handful basil, roughly chopped
  • 1 x white baton

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • 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


  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 foil and place on the barbecue for 12-15 mins. 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 mins. Remove, unwrap and serve.

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If serving to children, as part of a healthy balanced diet, we recommend this recipe for a special occasion or treat.

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