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cilantro garlic bread

Brazilian Cilantro Garlic Bread

Grilled over charcoal garlic-heavy crispy bread - a flavor-rich authentic Brazilian side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Brazilian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 352kcal
Author Dean "Schuey" Schumann


  • 1 loaf of white crusty bread
  • 4 tbsp salted butter
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp Brazilain Sofrito (ingredients and method below)
  • cup cilantro or basil

Brazilian Sofrito:

  • 1 white onion roughly chopped
  • 2 heads garlic cloves separated, peeled and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup olive oil


Brazilian Sofrito:

  • Add all ingredients into a blender.
  • Pulse until a smooth consistency.

Brazilian Cilantro Garlic Bread:

  • Preheat BBQ to 250°F-300°F.
  • Slice bread, making sure not to cut all the way through.
  • Put remaining ingredients into a food processor and whizz until combined.
  • Spread mixture into each slice of the bread.
  • Spread any left over on top.
  • Place some baking paper inside a large sheet of foil and wrap the bread in it.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, open foil and check the bread. If it needs it, leave it open for a couple of minutes to allow the top of the bread to get crunchy.


Sodium: 258mg | Calcium: 122mg | Vitamin C: 5mg | Vitamin A: 386IU | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 83mg | Cholesterol: 33mg | Calories: 352kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Fat: 35g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 5g | Iron: 1mg