Even if you aren’t vegan, this is an incredible way to dig into the rich, cheesy, garlic bread we all love, without all the fat and calories. Better yet, the ingredients in this garlic bread are down right good for you! Nutritional yeast is a traditionally vegan ingredient that is slowly making its way into mainstream cooking, as non-vegans are discovering how delicious (and nutritious) it is. It embodies that umami flavor that chefs and food lovers are always seeking – salty, satisfying, and totally addictive. It also packs loads of B-vitamins, which many people lack in their diet. It gives dishes a cheesy flavor – which is amazing if you are a cheese lover like me, but don’t really want to eat all that fat, cholesterol, and calories. So try something new and get yourself some nutritional yeast from the grocery store or health food shop. I swear you will be thanking me when you start thinking up a million things to sprinkle it on, like popcorn, risotto, pasta, roasted veggies… oh and of course, garlic bread!
(Makes 4 medium sized slices of garlic bread)
- 2 1/2 tbsp margarine
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 heaping tsp minced garlic (about 1 medium clove)
- 1 tbsp minced parsley
- 4 slices bread
- Mix the margarine, nutritional yeast, garlic and parsley together in a small bowl. I like to use a fork and mash it all into a paste.
- Spread the mixture evenly on 4 slices of bread. Toast in a toaster oven, or place under an oven broiler, directly on the rack, until gold brown. Keep an eye on it if broiling, it goes quickly!