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Beach Bread Recipe

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Beach Bread Recipe

© 2009 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone
Garlic bread rises to an entirely new plane with this beach bread, a popular restaurant appetizer in South Florida. Traditional garlic bread is topped with chopped tomatoes, blue cheese, chives, and mozzarella. I have several friends who have been known to make a meal out of beach bread. It is much like a sauceless French bread pizza and is quite addictive.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 long loaf (about 3 feet) French bread, cut into 3 pieces, then sliced in half
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 cup seeded, diced fresh tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives (may substitute thin-sliced green onions with tops)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


Preheat oven to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil.

Brush cut sides of French bread with melted butter. Sprinkle lightly with onion and garlic powder. Top with blue cheese or Gorgonzola cheese, tomatoes, chives, mozzarella, and parsley.

Bake about 10 to 15 minutes, until bread is crusty on the outside and top is melted and just beginning to turn golden.

Yield: 6 appetizer servings or 12 as a bread serving with a meal

Notes: Italian bread or any other crusty white bread may be substituted for the French bread. The amounts are approximate, so feel free to simply follow the method with your favorite bread.

Beach Bread Recipe Photo © 2009 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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 5 out of 5
Absolute Yum!!!, Member WorldTraveler2011

I made this after coming in from Saturday Shopping with a ciabatta from our local organic bakery (Avalon). This was absolutely fantastic. Have this with a wonderful salad and a great glass of wine and you're done!!! The flavors are wonderful, and the 2 cheeses work togehter extremely well, and create a fabulous flavor. It's really quick to make, and it is really great if there are only one or two of you and you have a toaster oven.

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