Mediterranean Garlic Bread

With a few extra ingredients a garlic loaf can be turned into something far more decadent and oozing with flavour. Buy a quality readymade garlic loaf as a time saver.

Gas Braai
Kettle Braai Direct Wood or Charcoal Fire

Serves 6–8


  • 1 large readymade garlic bread
  • Filling
    • 1 x 125 g sachet basil pesto
    • 12–18 slices mozzarella cheese
    • 1 x 240 g sachet sun-dried tomato quarters in oil and vinegar, drained handful black olives, pitted and chopped
    • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Open the garlic bread and smear pesto on one side of the bread slices. Insert a slice of cheese, 1 or 2 tomato halves and a few olive pieces between the slices. Season with black pepper.
  2. Re-wrap the loaf in foil and bake over a medium to low fire for 15–20 minutes until the cheese has melted and the bread is heated through. Serve immediately.