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Tomato Garlic Bread in Ten Minutes

“Yeah, I think garlic bread would have to be my favourite all-time food. I could eat it for every meal. Or just constantly, without stopping.” ~ Scott Pilgrim v. The World

For want of anything better to do at four in the morning I decided to have a go at making my own tomato garlic bread. Because I love tomato garlic bread and yet they don’t sell it in any of the shops near my house. It turned out surprisingly well.


  • a packet of mini tortillas
  • a carton of passata
  • a bulb of garlic
  • some fresh, chopped basil


Step 1. Spread some passata over the tortilla leaving a little gap around the edges – I used about a dozen teaspoons full on each but it really depends on how tomatoey you want to your bread to be.

Step 2. Crush a clove of garlic and spread that on to the torilla as well. I originally tried making them with a teaspoon of garlic salt, that worked just fine but the garlic taste was VERY strong, I prefer the ones I made with actual garlic.

Step 3. Spread a teaspoon full of chopped basil over each tortilla. Or more, or less, or none at all – depending on how much you like basil.

Step 4. Bake in an oven pre-heated to 200C for about five minutes.

Step 5. Leave to cool for long enough that they don’t incinerate your tongue and the roof of your mouth before eating.

9 thoughts on “Tomato Garlic Bread in Ten Minutes

  1. This looks incredibly easy! I loooooove garlic bread, but I’m not sure if I’ve ever had tomato garlic bread. I do love tomatoes though so this looks like a great way of jazzing up the usual garlic bread!


    • It’s ridiculously easy. They do amazing tomato garlic bread at the Italian restaurant round the corner from my house it’s like garlic bread except even better. So I thought I ought to work out how to make my own.


  2. yummy! you can’t beat homemade garlic bread. I must admit ive never made it with tomato, but i will be trying this at the weekend.
    have you ever done completely homemade pizzas? So much better than the shop ones (yes even dominos!) and if you have a breadmaker then making the dough is simple too 🙂


    • See, I’m allergic to cheese. So I’m supposed to avoid it. I can’t resist dominos pizza some times but I don’t try to make anything cheese based myself.
      Although, having said that I went to Pizza Express for someone’s birthday the other week and they put me a pizza topping on a tomato garlic bread instead of a pizza base. I could try that I suppose.


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