Tomato-Garlic Bread Recipe -
Tomato-Garlic Bread Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Tomato-Garlic Bread

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"This bread goes great with any Italian or Mediterranean meal. I've also cut the bread into smaller pieces and served it as an appetizer."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together tomatoes, garlic, salt, lemon zest, and brown sugar. Cook, stirring constantly, until tomatoes release their juices, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Cut each half of ciabatta into 2 or 3 pieces. Place cut-side up on a baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven until golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile, stir lemon juice, olive oil, and pepper into the tomato mixture. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until mixture is thick, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat, and spread tomato sauce over sliced bread. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 03, 2005

I liked the slightly sweet, very zippy taste of this! Yum!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 05, 2006

Not very good at all. I almost served this to guests, but I tried a piece myself. I ended up tossing the sauce & just rubbing a little garlic & lemon w/ parsley on the bread instead. Will by no means try again.


7 Ratings

Oct 14, 2005

I found this bland and tasteless

Sep 04, 2011

This isn't bad. It's kind of like a stovetop bruschetta, actually. Mine never really thickened so I just used a slotted spoon to scoop it out, and I used a regular loaf of bread since I didn't have ciabatta or french loaves. It's not really bland but it's not really sharp or flavorful either; I think I prefer regular bruschetta, but I think that's personal preference. It was good with pasta and salad. Thanks for the recipe!

May 17, 2010

If you like your bread a little softer then bricks barely toast the ciabatta, but the garlic tomatoe dressing is increadible!

Feb 18, 2009

My kids loved this bread. We did cook it on slices of wheat bread instead of ciabatta, though. Next Time I try it, I'll add cheese on the top!!!


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  • Calories
  • 272 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 546 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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