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Green Garlic Bread (Recipe)

Green Garlic Bread (Recipe)

Spring is (almost!) here, and farmer’s market aficionados know exactly what that means. Time to forget about all those root vegetables and tough greens, the bounty of spring vegetables is ready for picking. One of my personal favorites is green garlic. For the unfamiliar, it’s pretty much what it sounds like: young garlic, picked before it turns brown. I love to use the tender green parts in place of green onions or chives in a whole slew of different cuisines, but one of my absolute favorite ways to use them is in a decadent green garlic bread. And it’s so, so easy!

Green Garlic Bread.


  • 10-12 green garlic shoots, white, light green, and tender bright green parts only, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 pinch coarse salt (optional)
  • 1 loaf crusty bread, cut horizontally in two pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine chopped green garlic, butter and pinch of salt  until evenly mixed. If the butter isn’t soft enough, you can use a mortar and pestle or even combine the mixture in a food processor for 15 seconds. Slather the garlic-butter mixture over both slices of bread. Reassemble loaf and wrap tightly in foil. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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3:11AM PDT on May 22, 2014

I've been to a Farmer's Market, but I never noticed any Green Garlic before. I guess I will be looking for it the next time I go!

5:21PM PDT on Apr 18, 2014


2:06AM PDT on Apr 14, 2014


7:24AM PDT on Apr 2, 2014

love it, thanks

10:10AM PDT on Mar 29, 2014

Looks very tasty. A personal preference though would be to replace the salt with some ground or crushed hot pepper.

7:54AM PDT on Mar 28, 2014

Sounds yummy!

7:08AM PDT on Mar 28, 2014

Now, this is my kind of bread, must try it!

7:44PM PDT on Mar 25, 2014

Tip : I make garlic butter and keep in the freezer. Not only is it ready to use when I want but it has also gained in flavour.

The reason for it getting stronger (so I'm told) is the freezing process. Because water expands when frozen, the water forces the garlic into the butters fat molecules.

Sounds logical and it does seem stronger. It also works for other herbs and flavours - smile

4:40AM PDT on Mar 25, 2014


4:39AM PDT on Mar 25, 2014


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