Sesame Garlic Toast for Recipe Friday

There are probably as many recipes for garlic toast as there are for French bread. We’ve tried many of them. But our favorite garlic toast is what I call Sesame Garlic Toast. This is one of my family’s favorite side dishes. It is also one of the easiest side dishes to make, and I often serve it instead of rice, potatoes, or pasta. (Though sometime we have it with pasta — my family is very fond of our starches).

This recipe started with sesame baguettes that my local Safeway bakery makes. But I recently came across toasted sesame seeds at Costco that will allow me to make this even if Safeway decides to discontinue this bread. Because as my husband always says, it is the toasted sesame seeds that make this toast so yummy.

Sesame Garlic Toast


French bread or sesame baguette
2 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp dried basil
Garlic salt
Toasted sesame seeds


Slice French bread or baguette in ½ inch thick slices. If it is a thin baguette, slice at an angle to create more surface area for toasting. Mix dried basil into olive oil. Brush each slice of bread with olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with garlic salt and sesame seeds.

Sesame Garlic Toast making
Brushing on the Olive Oil

Place the bread slices in a toaster oven (or on the top rack of the oven if you don’t have a toaster oven). Toast (or broil) until bread is lightly brown and crispy. Serve with your favorite entrée and vegetable.

Sesame Garlic Toast

Tonight we had this with fried chicken drumsticks and a mixture of cauliflower and carrots. Very tasty.

 Sometimes, if I’m even less ambitious, I simply spread butter on the sesame bread, sprinkle with garlic salt, and toast as above. But I like it better with olive oil, basil, and some extra sesame seeds.

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11 Responses

      • Got to check it in the grocery and yes my kiddos would love it because they like garlic bread with butter. Olive oil is healthier and it’s okay with them too because they love my pesto.

  1. Oh this makes me hungry and looks so good! 🙂 And not that much harder than the frozen kind, huh? 🙂 I’ll beware though, once I start it, I may not be able to go back to the other! God bless you and the joy of cooking you share with us!

    • Deb, You will never, ever go back! I think if I ever tried to make some other kind of garlic bread, my family might mutiny. Okay, they probably wouldn’t mutiny because where else could they go to have someone cook for them like I do, but they would certainly lodge a complaint. 😉 Peace, Linda

    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting. If I got the pre-made garlic toast I think it would be the first time my family complained about my cooking – they are so spoiled with this recipe. Peace, Linda

  2. Thank you, Linda

    Looks yummy 🙂

    My grandmother put garlic in almost everything she cooked. She said garlic is good for over-all health. I’ve bought into that! 😉


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