Garlic Toasted Triangles

Balsamic vinegar gives a sharp kick to this garlic butter spread. Bread cooks quickly in the broiler—start checking the garlic toast after about 30 seconds to make sure it doesn’t burn.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 12 slices (1 inch) crusty French bread
  • 3⁄4 cup butter, softened
  • 3⁄4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1⁄8 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1⁄2 tsp. dried basil leaves
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar


  • Preheat the broiler on high heat. Spray a broiling rack with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, beat together the softened butter, garlic powder, salt, pepper, basil, lemon juice, and balsamic vinegar.
  • Spread the garlic butter over one side of the bread slices (about 1 1⁄2 tablespoons per bread slice). Store any leftover garlic butter in a sealed container in the refrigerator to use on bread or toast as desired.
  • Lay the bread slices out on the rack, butter side up. Broil the toast about 1 minute, watching caerefully, until the butter has melted and the bread is toasted. Cut each bread slice diagonally into quarters.