Tomato Mozzarella Bread (10 Min, Vegetarian)

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

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.| hurrythefoodup.com

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
Time 10 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 304kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes (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 fresh
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 slices bread (whole wheat; or rustic/farm bread)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180°C/360°F.
  • Slice the tomatoes to about 1/4 cm thick and the cheese a little thinner.
  • Spread a little olive oil on the bread
  • Layer the mozzarella and then the tomatoes on the bread.
  • Chop and add basil, salt and pepper.
  • Bung in oven for 5 mins or so, or until golden brown with melted cheese.
  • Put the vinegar on last for the fullest flavour.
  • Eat!

Notes

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

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Tomato Mozzarella Bread
Amount Per Serving (211 g)
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 505mg22%
Potassium 204mg6%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 640IU13%
Vitamin C 9.1mg11%
Calcium 524mg52%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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10 comments

  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 stars
        This recipe told me ALMOST all I need to know… I’m guessing I’ll preheat the oven to 350? How thick do I slice the tomatoes and cheese? Wish they would spend more time on the recipe and less on the elaborate introduction ‍♀️ that’s always the worst part of internet recipes! I’m not here to read a life story I just want to make dinner!

        • Hi Mysel, thanks for the feedback. You’re right, the recipe was a bit vague. It’s now updated. Sorry to hear you didn’t like our life stories 😉

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

  3. 5 stars
    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)

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

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