Tomato Mozzarella Bread (10 Min, Vegetarian)

Tomato Mozzarella Bread. A sexy, smooth and summery Italian classic. Easy to make, even easier to enjoy. |

SEX. Got your attention? Good. Ferrari. Wine. The leaning tower of Pisa. The Colosseum. See where we’re going with this? Yep, it’s Italy week.

And what better way to kick it all off than one of the all time greats – tomato and mozzarella with bread. This classic dish has a real summer feel to it – perfect for a warm, relaxing evening.

Basil (and a glass of red of course) is the key to making this meal a real success – but what to do if you end up with more basil leaves than you can shake a tomato at? Why, make pesto of course!

It’s a super simple 5 minute way to use up those spare basil leaves, and means you’ve got another meal ready to go. Just click the link to see how it’s made.

A sexy, smooth and summery Italian tomato and mozzarella classic. Easy to make, even easier to enjoy.|

Health Benefits – Tomato Mozzarella Bread

Everybody knows we need calcium right? It helps our bones grow, our muscles contract
and our blood clot (Critical Calcium).

One serving of this dish provides over 50% of your GDA – no excuses. It also contains high levels of protein and vitamin C.

NB: This dish is relatively high in fat, so if you’re keeping an eye on your intake then perhaps consider it as a bit of a treat 😉

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Tomato Mozzarella Bread

Tomato Mozzarella Bread. Easy to make Italian tomato and mozzarella bread. High in calcium and Mediterranean flair. Delicious.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword bread mozzarella tomato basil, bread with mozzarella cheese and tomatoes, mozzarella tomato basil bread, tomato mozzarella bread, tomato mozzarella bread appetizer
Time 10 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 370 kcal


  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, sliced (or swap ½ cup cherry tomatoes for 1 large tomato. Dave prefers the former, Hauke the latter. Choose your side!)
  • 1 ball low fat mozzarella cheese (1 ball = ca. 125g/4.5oz)
  • ¼ cup basil, fresh
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 slices rustic or wholegrain bread


  1. Preheat oven then slice the tomatoes and cheese.

  2. Spread a little olive oil on the bread
  3. Layer the mozzarella and then the tomatoes on the bread.
  4. Chop and add basil, salt and pepper.
  5. Bung in oven for 5 mins or so, or until golden brown with melted cheese.

  6. Put the vinegar on last for the fullest flavour.

  7. Eat!

Recipe Notes

Skip the bread if you like - the cheese and tomatoes are still fantastic on their own!

Nutrition Facts
Tomato Mozzarella Bread
Amount Per Serving (211 g)
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 7.8g 39%
Trans Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 832mg 35%
Potassium 345mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4.3g 17%
Sugars 4.8g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 32%
Calcium 56%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Love this! I make some version of it all the time when I come home from an 11 hour work day. Awesome blog concept 🙂

    • Yees, definitely a good quick dinner that doesnt involve much thinking. I’d add a salad after such a long work day I guess.
      Glad to hear you like the blog idea! Thanks 😀

  2. wow these breads look amazing! definitely perfect for a light dinner.. i need to try the recipe out!

  3. I could eat a plateful! These look fantastic, a lovely summer dinner!

  4. What do you preheat the oven to?

  5. Kacper (very italian name)

    How could I not share it with my italian friends if you started this recipe like that

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