Herb Spread for French Bread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


10-12 servings (1/2 cup spread)

Updated: Jun. 07, 2022
Instead of regular garlic bread, my family requests this spread. The flavor is best when I use parsley and basil fresh from the garden. —Jennie Wilburn, Long Creek, Oregon


  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 loaf French bread (1 pound)


  1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cut bread in half lengthwise; spread herb spread on cut sides.
  2. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned.
Editor's Note: Herb spread may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 143 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 296mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.