Garlic bread is a thing of beauty when done well. However, it usually has much more butter than necessary. Moreover, at home, very few of us ever make. At least we don’t make it often. Here is a quick way to make as much or as little as you need. If you’re making dinner for yourself and want garlic bread, but don’t want to make an entire loaf, our Tomato Garlic Toast is the perfect solution. Crispy bread with the zip of garlic and the sweetness of tomato is  the perfect accompaniment to a big bowl of pasta or even a great snack on its own. These are also great as part of a mezze platter with olives and dips.

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 minute
Servings: as many pieces as you want to make


1 loaf Italian bread, sliced into 1/2 inch thick slices (use Gluten-free bread for a gluten-free version)
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 tomato, sliced in half
Salt & Pepper


1. Place bread slices on a baking sheet and brush one side lightly with olive oil.

2. Place sheet under the broiler for 1 minute. Watch it to make sure the bread doesn’t burn. If it starts getting too dark, take it out of the oven.

3. Rub each slice of bread with the garlic. The bread acts like a file and the garlic just melts into the bread.

4. Rub each slice of bread with the cut side of the tomato.

5. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

6. Serve.