Garlic bread with dip is a show stealer at every family gathering or brunch date. The simple and uncomplicated dish can function as a quick snack, as well as an accompaniment to a more elaborate meal such as steak or pasta. You can have it with oodles of cheese and sauces, or just mix it up with some fresh herbs. No matter how you choose to eat it, this appetiser is a winner. With time, the dish has gone from being a modest secondary dish to a standalone favourite, thanks to its clean flavours and rich texture.
Garlic bread is also an extremely easy dish to prepare and the monotony of the simple recipe can be broken by adding some special toppings. We are bringing you a list of five such toppings that you can make at home and impress your loved ones.
5 Garlic Bread Topping Ideas For You:
We are starting with a classic. The Bruschetta is traditionally an antipasto from Italy, made with grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. With the toppings for this wonderful dish, you can get as experimental as you want. You can keep it simple with ingredients such as cheese, herbs and baby tomatoes or go all the way with beans, cured meat, and some cream cheese as well. Click here for the recipe.
Classic Cheese Topping
This recipe needs no introduction. Cheese garlic bread is a favourite across the world. The classic combination of cheese and bread is a sure-shot winner and the garlic only adds to the charm. You can use a variety of cheese for the toppings ranging from the most loved mozzarella and parmesan to the lesser-known cheddar, provolone, muenster variants. Mix it with some herbs and chilli flakes, and you have a winner!
Seafood Garlic Bread
Adding some yummy seafood toppings to your garlic bread is a good idea if you are looking for variety. You can use simple and easy-to cook-seafood items such as tuna melts, calamari or prawns. You can saute the prawns for just about three minutes in some butter with herbs, tomatoes and add some spices. Add the yummy topping on your bread with some grated cheese for a filling meal.
This recipe adds some freshness to the rich and sometimes dense texture of garlic bread with ample use of basil. The bread is smeared with yummy basil butter along with some grated cheese. You can replace basil with your favourite herbs to give a fresh and healthy touch to the otherwise indulgent dish. What's not to love about this deliciousness?
Easy Breakfast Version
Have some leftover garlic bread from dinner last night? Here is a fun way to use it for breakfast. If you are someone who cannot do without eggs for your first meal of the day, this idea is perfect for you. Make your regular scrambled eggs with a touch of milk, butter and herbs. Lay the buttery eggs over the garlic bread. Add some fresh baby tomatoes and arugula that you have tossed in some olive oil. Alternatively, you can use avocado or your favourite cheese over the eggs as well.
So, the simple cheesy garlic bread or the fancy seafood variant — what is going to be your pick?