Garlic & Herb (Pitta) Bread

Garlic & Herb (Pitta) Bread

Whether it’s as a side to a dish you’ve made, a starter or (like me) a hangover snack, these garlic breads work so well. I experimented with these when I was massively craving garlic bread but after an extremely lazy Sunday, couldn’t face the 15 minute trek to Sainsburys.

There’s only a few ingredients needed, and you could try it with all sorts of different breads, wraps or rolls depending on what you’ve got in. Similarly the toppings can be anything you want – sun dried tomatoes or olives and garlic would work really well, as would roast peppers. It’s completely up to you!

I also like to feel a bit smug whilst I am eating these that I am in some way being “healthy”, compared to my usual “devour a whole loaf of garlic bread whole” habit. What can I say, the carb life chose me!

Serves 2 (6sp per pitta bread)


  • 2 pitta breads
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp rosemary
  • Handful basil (optional if you have it –  parsley/thyme/any other fresh herb will also work)


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees
  2. Line a baking tray and place both your pittas in the middle
  3. Drizzle each pitta in oil. Slice one of your garlic cloves in half and rub each half all over the breads
  4. Finely slice/mince the remaining garlic and sprinkle all over each bread
  5. Sprinkle a tsp of rosemary over each pitta, along with the fresh herbs if using
  6. Bake for 5 mins or until the breads start to go golden brown



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