Mediterranean Bread Braid

Mediterranean Bread Braid

Mediterranean Bread Braid

Cool Time About 1 hour

Bake Time 26 minutes

Prep Time 10 minutes


Makes 12 servings (1 loaf)


2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 package (11 ounces) refrigerated French bread dough
2 ounces olives, pitted and finely chopped (about 16)
2 teaspoons olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine basil, oregano, rosemary and garlic powder in small bowl. Lightly spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Unroll dough on baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with olives and basil mixture. Cut lengthwise into 3 strips. Fold each strip in half lengthwise, creating 3 rope-like strips. Braid bread and tuck ends under slightly.
  3. Bake 26 minutes or until bread is golden and sounds hollow when lightly tapped. Cool on cutting board. Brush olive oil over top. Cut diagonally into 12 slices.


Peak flavors are reached by allowing the bread to cool to room temperature.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 slice (1/12 of loaf)
Fiber 1 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Total Fat 2 g
Calories from Fat 25 %
Calories 76
Protein 2 g
Sodium 205 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1/2
Starch 1

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