Garlic Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps

Garlic Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps
These Garlic Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps are made from simple ingredients. They're perfect for snacking, over salads, or with any main course.

These Garlic-Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps are the perfect snack.

They’re perfect crumbled over a soup or salad.

They’re the perfect complement to pasta dishes.

These crisps are versatile.  Even better, they’re incredibly easy to make.

Garlic Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps

Simple Ingredients

Ciabatta bread, Parmesan, basil, olive oil, and sea salt.  That’s it.

Quality ingredients count here, but none of these are difficult to find.  Use fleur de sel [aff. link] for the sea salt, if possible, which you can find in my Amazon store here.

And don’t use pre-grated or ground Parmesan.  Get a block of Parmesan, and grind it in the food processor yourself.  You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.

Garlic Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps

The Basil in Garlic-Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps

You’ll want to chiffonade the basil.  It sounds fancy, but its actually incredibly easy.  Here’s how it’s done:

Basil Chiffonade
Stack a few basil leaves of the same size on top of each other.
Basil Chiffonade
Now roll them up...
Basil Chiffonade
Until it looks like you've got a basil cigar.
Basil Chiffonade
Now chop that cigar into fine, thin "ribbons."
Basil Chiffonade
And that's basil chiffonade.

Make These Garlic Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps!

My daughter has loved these crisps for longer than she’s been able to talk.  We still make special trips to the grocery store for a loaf of ciabatta for these crisps.  

Make these crisps for snacking, a salad, or to complement your main course.  You’ll understand why they’re such a staple in our house.

Garlic Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps
Garlic Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps
5 from 2 votes

Garlic Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps

These Garlic Rubbed Ciabatta Crisps are made from simple ingredients.  They're perfect for snacking, over salads, or with any main course.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time27 mins
Servings: 20 crisps
Print Recipe


  • 1 loaf Ciabatta, very thinly sliced
  • 3-5 garlic cloves, smashed
  • ¾ cup Parmesan, freshly ground, use more Parmesan if desired
  • 5-7 basil leaves, chiffonade
  • Fleur de sel, to taste
  • Olive oil, for drizzling


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lay the slices of bread out on a baking sheet or two. Use however many baking sheets are needed to bake all the bread slices.

Compile the crisps

  • Smash the garlic cloves with your knife, and rub the garlic over each slice of bread. The juice from the garlic will flavor the bread perfectly. I usually use one large garlic clove per 2-3 slices of bread.
  • Next, drizzle a little bit of olive oil over the top of the bread slices.
  • Now sprinkle the ground parmesan over each slice of bread to preference.
  • Follow the parmesan with the basil. Place about 3-5 ribbons per slice of bread.
  • Now sprinkle each slice of bread with a bit of fleur de sel. This step makes a huge flavor difference, but a little bit goes a long way.

Bake the crisps

  • Bake the bread slices, one baking sheet at a time, at 375 degrees for 7-10 minutes, until the parmesan turns golden the basil is dark green. The bread will be just starting to brown.
  • Enjoy the garlic crisps alone as a snack, or with soups, salads, or any main course.


Use a good, hearty loaf of ciabatta.
Use freshly ground Parmesan.
These crisps are vegetarian.
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4 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Oh I totally agree with you about freshly grated Parmesan! I will “cheat” on some things (like bottled key lime juice…haha), but Parmesan is off limits. The shaker cans of Parm just aren’t the same! These crisps sound delicious, Shannon. In fact, I could make a lunch out of these with some pieces of hard cheese!

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