Growing up, garlic bread was a staple of almost every birthday party, sleepover and sporting event that I ever attended. Basically, if there was a gathering where copious amounts of delivery pizza was involved, garlic bread followed close behind. Because let’s be honest, what’s not to love about garlic bread? A crispy crust, a soft interior and a heavy slathering of butter and garlic is a guaranteed recipe for success.
So what’s happened to garlic bread over the last few years? It seems to have all but disappeared from my diet. Have you noticed this too?
So it got me thinking, maybe garlic bread needed a bit of a makeover. Something more “adult”. Which is why I’m here today. To bring you this recipe for Vegan Garlic Bread with Kale Pesto.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. If there isn’t any butter, then it’s not really garlic bread. But don’t knock it until you try it! I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the great depth of flavor in this recipe. And I doubt you’ll even notice that I sneakily left out the Parmesan cheese from the pesto. The layer of kale pesto gives this bread a hint of freshness and the perfect pop of color. And if you want to change it up, feel free to use spinach or arugula in place of the kale.
Serve this Vegan Garlic Bread with Kale Pesto along side your favorite Italian dish. Or add a few slices of fresh tomato on top once it comes out of the oven for a delicious open faced sandwich. And let’s put garlic bread back on the menu!
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