A simple shortcut brings homemade garlic oil focaccia to your table in no time!
Granted, the salad is fantastic on its own and is quite filling but something so gourmet about having a restaurant style bread to go with and soak up all the balsamic vinegar that coats every piece of lettuce. Focaccia bread is an Italian bread that is ‘dimpled’ all over and then layered with olive oil, herbs and seasonings. It is crusty on the outside and is chewy on the inside. It pairs perfectly not only with light salads, but hearty pasta dishes or any soup. The garlic olive oil and herbs perfectly marinate and flavor the bread as well.
ingredients you’ll need for this simple garlic focaccia
- Pizza Crust
- Olive Oil
- Garlic Cloves
- Sea Salt
how to make this homemade focaccia
- Heat olive oil and garlic over low heat until it starts to simmer. Remove from heat and cool completely.
- Brush pizza dough with garlic olive oil.
- Sprinkle with basil and oregano. Set aside.
- Rise for 1 hour.
- Make dimples overall dough with your finger.
- Sprinkle with sea salt and parmesan.
- Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Cut into 12 pieces.
I can’t lead you on any longer…I sorta cheated here. I’m sorry!
But you will thank me once you taste it. The secret here is to use premade pizza crust. Remember how I don’t do well with recipes that call for yeast…ya, the whole reasoning behind this sneaky recipe. It cuts down on the total time to make the recipe (win!) and will save you from being covered in flour (double win!).
I have a love for Trader Joe’s pizza crust; this time around I went for the garlic and herb. For the olive oil marinade, I decided to let garlic cloves warm up in olive oil on the stove top. Oh my word. That smell alone makes me want to make this recipe every day. After the oil cools, add oregano and basil then spread it over the pizza crust, make a few dimples, let her rise for one hour and bake until golden brown. This recipe makes a large pan so it is perfect for entertaining.
Or if you are like us, you just end up grabbing a piece while mindlessly walking through the kitchen and it’s gone before you know it. At least it’s easy to whip up another batch!261