Garlic and Basil Ciabatta Bread

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Sarah_Jayne

This sounds like it would be a tasty starter or a side dish with an Italian meal. I originally found the recipe in BBC Good Food Magazine.

Top Review by MarthaStewartWanabe

Oh my goodness! What an easy, flavorful delight. This was so simple to assemble and tasted wonderful. I love the classic combination of garlic, basil and parmesan. It really hit the spot! Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the grill / broiler to high.
  2. Beat together the mayonnaise, butter and garlic cloves until smooth.
  3. Chop basil, stir through and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Put the halves of the ciabatta, sliced lengthways, on a baking tray and spread with the butter.
  5. Sprinkle with grated parmesan, then grill for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Remove from baking tray and slice each half into smaller slices.

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