Olive Oil and Garlic Bruschetta

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

Here is a simple idea for a grilled snack. In addition to the olive oil and garlic this grilled bread snack gets a kick from red pepper flakes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice the garlic cloves lengthwise into paper-thin slices.
  2. Warm a small skillet over a medium flame.
  3. Add the 1/3 cup olive oil and the garlic.
  4. Stirring constantly, cook until the garlic is aromatic and golden (don't let it brown, as it will be bitter).
  5. Remove the skillet from the flame and stir in the chili or red pepper flakes and parsley.
  6. Cover and set aside.
  7. Grill the bread on both sides until lightly browned and crisp, then sprinkle with olive oil.
  8. Spoon the garlic-olive oil mixture over each slice.
  9. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

I really liked the flavor of this bread, but I agree it's not really a bruschetta, but it is very tasty. I liked the idea of cooking the garlic in the oil before adding to the bread. Thanks for sharing.

~Nimz~ March 17, 2007

I loved this! The simplicity of the recipe and the pure flavors were wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

iris5555 November 15, 2005

Just out of curiosity I looked it up in the Food Dictionary bruschetta [broo-SKEH-tah, broo-SHEH-tah] From the Italian bruscare meaning "to roast over coals," this traditional garlic bread is made by rubbing slices of toasted bread with garlic cloves, then drizzling the bread with extra-virgin olive oil. The bread is salted and peppered, then heated and served warm. © Copyright Barron's Educational Services, Inc. 1995 based on THE FOOD LOVER'S COMPANION, 2nd edition, by Sharon Tyler Herbst

Dona England November 15, 2005

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