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Basil Garlic Bread

 Basil Garlic Bread
This is a must have accompaniment in my home. It goes well with Italian dishes to a simple salad dishes.—Stephanie Moon, Boise, Idaho.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 loaf (8 ounces) French bread

Directions

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, parsley, basil and
  • garlic. Cover and microwave until butter is melted. Stir in cheese.
  • Cut the bread in half lengthwise; place cut side down on an uncovered
  • grill over medium heat for 2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Brush
  • cut side with the butter mixture. Grill or broil 1-2 minutes longer.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 280 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 555 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.