Garlic & Basil Flatbread


Flatbreads are easy bread recipes for any occasion or meal. You can mix and match with different herbs or use as a pizza dough too. The options are endless. I served this flatbread with some Pasta with Avocado Cream Sauce. The flavors of garlic and basil really went perfectly with the simple pasta and this bread holds up great to clean the plate as well!

Delicious Rating: I really enjoyed this bread. It is soft and a little chewy, which I love when it comes with pasta. As I said the options are endless.  I think I will use this again for pizza dough or chop in fresh herbs when mixing the dough together. Then just bake or drizzle with a little olive oil. How do you like your flatbreads? I am open for suggestions!


5.0 from 4 reviews
Garlic & Basil Flatbread
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Yields: 4 flatbreads
Serve with Pasta with Avocado Cream Sauce
  • 2¼ tsp yeast
  • 1½ cups warm water (110 degrees F)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp basil, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper
  1. In a large bowl combine yeast, water, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tbsp of oil and gently stir one or two times.
  2. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in flour ½ cup by ½ cup to form dough.
  4. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for 7 minutes, addin in up to ⅓ cup of extra flour if needed.
  5. With 1 tbsp of oil, oil a large bowl and set the ball of dough in it.
  6. Cover with a damp kitchen towel and let rise for 30-45 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  7. Punch dough and split into four pieces.
  8. Cover with saran wrap and let rest for 10 minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  10. Take each dough ball and gently form into a 13x7 shape and place on a baking sheet.
  11. Add garlic, basil, salt & pepper evenly over top of each dough and drizzle with oilive oil.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes.

If you don’t want to knead by hand and have a stand mixer, you can use the dough hook to knead the dough for 5 minutes as well.
Gently pull the dough to a nice rectangle or oval shape, whatever you prefer.
I used my silpat but I don’t think I will use it again for this bread. It took forever to get the garlic and oil odor out of the mat!
Bake until nice a golden edges. The garlic may start to brown early, so just turn down the heat if necessary.




  1. For a really good result, also try some wet yeast the bakers use. You could possibly get it through a local bakery (the small ones). they have it in blocks that stay chilled till use. It is different and very good.

  2. Loved this. I used my favourite Italian blend of herbs in addition to the basil. And lots of garlic. Perfect with hummus, pesto and a great olive paste.
    Shared on Facebook and filed away for the future.
    Thank you!

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