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Olive Oil Garlic Bread with Tomato and Mozzarella Topping

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Olive Oil Garlic Bread with Tomato and Mozzarella Topping

One of my favorite things to make is a fresh tomato, mozzarella, and basil mixture, with a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper. I'll eat it with just about anything, although on top of an olive oil garlic bread is one of my boyfriend's new favorites. I use par-baked French baguettes so that I can add the olive oil and garlic midway through, but feel free to experiment with this recipe to make it just right.

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Ingredients

For the tomato-mozzarella mixture

  • 7 Ounces grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 Ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced into thin rounds and quartered
  • 2 Ounces basil, shredded
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the garlic bread

  • 1 par-baked French baguette
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

For the tomato-mozzarella mixture

Mix together all of the ingredients in a large glass bowl, taking care to fold in the mixture without crushing it. Place in refrigerator to cool. 

For the garlic bread

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place the baguette directly on the oven rack and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, and using a kitchen towel for protection, gently slice the baguette in 1/2 lengthwise. Place on a baking sheet and cover each side with about 1 ½ tablespoons of the olive oil. Then, season with about 1 tablespoon of the garlic powder on each side. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place back in the oven and bake for 10-12 more minutes.

Remove, top with tomato-mozzarella mixture, and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts
Servings2
Calories Per Serving849
Total Fat40g62%
Sugar10gN/A
Saturated12g58%
Cholesterol45mg15%
Protein32g65%
Carbs92g31%
Vitamin A219µg24%
Vitamin B121µg22%
Vitamin B60.5mg23.6%
Vitamin C19mg31%
Vitamin D0.2µg0.1%
Vitamin E5mg23%
Vitamin K146µg100%
Calcium442mg44%
Fiber6g26%
Folate (food)127µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)298µg75%
Folic acid101µgN/A
Iron8mg45%
Magnesium100mg25%
Monounsaturated22gN/A
Niacin (B3)8mg41%
Phosphorus442mg63%
Polyunsaturated4gN/A
Potassium683mg20%
Riboflavin (B2)0.9mg50.5%
Sodium1271mg53%
Thiamin (B1)1mg78%
Zinc4mg26%