Olive Oil Garlic Bread with Tomato and Mozzarella Topping

Olive Oil Garlic Bread with Tomato and Mozzarella Topping
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Olive Oil Garlic Bread with Tomato and Mozzarella Topping
Tyler Sullivan

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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2
Servings
381
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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

Total Fat
27g
39%
Sugar
23g
26%
Saturated Fat
23g
96%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
83µg
12%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
39mg
52%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
134µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
77mg
8%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
40µg
1%
Folate, total
32µg
8%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
42mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
95mg
14%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
23mg
2%
Water
157g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Olive Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Olive Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.