How can you go wrong with fresh garlic and herbs and Parmesan cheese? I serve this bread with just about any soup or salad and we love it in our house and at Claire’s Corner Copia, too.
2tablespoonsorganic butter or organic cholesterol-free buttery spread, softened
1tablespoonextra-virgin olive oil
3 large clovesorganic garlic, finely chopped
1tablespoon each finely chopped organic chives, basil, and parsley
3tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Sea salt and pepper
61-inch slices whole wheat Italian or French bread
Arrange the oven rack on the second rung from the top. Preheat the broiler to high. In a bowl, combine the softened butter with the olive oil, garlic, herbs, and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt (the Parmesan cheese is a bit salty) and pepper. Using a spoon, mix to combine. Taste for seasonings.
Spread about a heaping teaspoon of the butter spread on one cut side of each slice of bread. Arrange the bread slices, spread side up, in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Broil for about 3 minutes, until the butter has melted and the bread slices are golden brown around the edges.