Tomato Bread

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tomato bread It may be the last days of summer but there are plenty of tomatoes still available and they still taste amazing. I see cherry tomatoes everywhere and they are just perfect for my tomato bread.

Even in the dead of winter you could still make this tomato bread because quite honestly somehow they taste pretty decent, either that or I’m just desperate.

tomato bread This bread is so fun to make, it’s SUPER easy and tastes off the charts and the bonus is the pretty presentation, so what’s not to like?

Take a skinny baguette, cut it in half lengthwise and make a trench right down the middle by pulling out some of the bread then you’ll be able to easily place your tomatoes in there securely.

I like using a skinny baguette but I was thinking you could use a wider one, why not? just make more trenches. You could even cut a large ciabatta loaf and dot the tomatoes all around in little trenches, use your imagination.

tomato bread Prepare a foil lined baking sheet, drizzle the bottom with olive oil, set your tomatoes stem side down then drizzle each piece of bread all over with olive oil including the tomatoes.

Take some shredded mozzarella and place it randomly all over the sliced baguette, less is more, then grind some black pepper all around.

Place them into a heated 375 degree oven for about 12 minutes or so, the bread will crisp, the mozzarella will be golden brown and the tomatoes will wrinkle and burst, and the best part is the juice will drip into the crusty bread, oh my!

tomato bread Garnish it with finely chopped basil of course because that’s a must, then I guarantee that after your first bite you will shout out the words OMG!

tomato bread

Here’s a “toast” literally, to the end of summer!

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  1. I have tons of delicious Jersey tomatoes still available……these are like French bread pizzas!
    I will make them w a salad for dinner tonight!


  2. I can’t wait to try this!

  3. This looks so pretty, Marie! A wonderful and delicious way to serve cherry tomatoes

  4. I love the idea! It’s so simple and so colorful. It just beckons me to take a bite 🙂 Wish I would have had this at our birthday bash! Next time!! This is something like a long bruschetta only made in the oven. Buona giornata!!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! This recipes lets the beautiful fresh tomatoes shine!

  6. With temps over 90, I’m definitely convinced that summer isn’t over yet! These looks absolutely wonderful.

  7. Marjorie Holste says

    Marie, Love your recipe & photos.I made this for dinner tonight, the only thing I altered was I pre cooked the tomatoes tossed in garlic and olive oil and stuck the banquettes under the broiler. This recipe will be made frequently in our house. Thank you for sharinf😊

  8. My honey is always starving when he walks in the door so I gave him one of these the other night. He loved it (so did I). He said it tasted a little like pizza which we are deprived of because we’re dieting-lol! Big hit.