Crispy Focaccia Breadsticks 

  • Cook time
    30 mins
  • Prep time
    20 mins
  • Serving
    16 pieces


For the dough:
  • 2 tsp granulated/instant yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 3 1/4 cups bread flour, more for dusting
  • 1/2 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil

For the garlic herb oil:

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped basil
  • 1 tsp finely chopped thyme
  • 1 tsp finely chopped rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly-ground black pepper

For the dairy-free pesto dip:

  • 1/2 cup vegan sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegan basil pesto
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped basil
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


    1. Add the yeast and water to the bowl of a mixer fitted with a dough hook. Whisk briefly until bubbly. Add the flour and sugar and knead for 6 minutes at medium speed. Add the salt and avocado oil and knead for a further 2 minutes. The dough should be smooth and glossy.


    2. Dust a worktop lightly with flour, add the dough and sprinkle a bit of flour on top. Cut the dough with a pizza cutter into 16 even pieces. With lightly floured hands, roll each piece into a ball and place on an oiled baking tray, leaving about 2 inches between the balls. Brush a bit of avocado oil on top, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.


    3. To make the garlic herb oil, add the avocado oil and garlic to a small saucepan on medium-high heat. Cook for 5-6 minutes, until very lightly browned and fragrant. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Stir in herbs, salt and pepper and set aside.


    4. Preheat oven to 480F/250C. Oil a large baking sheet well with avocado oil. joy!


    5. Stretch each ball of dough out as thinly as possible, into 9-10 inch long strips. Place on oiled baking tray with 2 inches between each piece (you may need to cook them in 2 batches).


    6. Place on the bottom rack of the oven and cook for 5-6 minutes, until lightly browned. Brush the garlic herb oil on top and bake for a further 1-2 minutes, until well browned and crispy. Remove from oven.


    7. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together all the dip ingredients until uniform, adding salt and pepper to taste.


    8. Serve breadsticks immediately with dip.


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