I love having a garden with fresh herbs. It is so easy to grab just a little bit to add to whatever I am making. Currently I have 2 basil plants and 1 spinach plant that I have started with Gro-ables this spring. They have been really easy to grow. All I had to do was put a little dirt into a pot, and then push in the pod. I have them sitting next to the window, and they are sprouting and starting to grow. It has only been a couple weeks since they were planted, so I don’t have anything harvestable from them yet, but I can’t wait until I do!
The Gro-ables have been perfect to have this spring. Seriously, no work at all!! I water every couple of days, and that is it. The little pods have everything they need in them to grow into big plants. Seriously, there is nothing better than going out to your garden, picking a few basil leaves (or whatever plant it is), and then using that in what you are making. My husband actually did a chart last year to see how much we saved with our garden. He tracked how many tomatoes we harvest, how many times I grabbed herbs etc, and then compared that to what I would have spent to buy all of that at the grocery store. It was crazy. So not only is it fresh, and tastes so much better. But it is so much cheaper too!
This basil garlic bread is the perfect thing to make with your fresh basil. Just a handful of basil is all you need. I added an equal amount of parsley to ours, but if you don’t have any, feel free to leave it out. It is mixed with butter to spread on French bread, then toasted until melted and golden. Adding cheese would make this over the top, and maybe even better. Either way, it is a great side dish and adds a little twist to your regular garlic bread.
- 1 loaf French bread
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ¼ cup fresh basil
- ¼ cup fresh parsley
- 3 cloves garlic
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Slick the French bread in half length wise.
- In a small food processor combine basil, parsley and garlic. Pulse until well combined and finely chopped.
- Stir into butter until evenly combined.
- Spread butter evenly over the French bread.
- Place on a baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes until the butter is melted and the bread is golden brown.