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.

Ali
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

272.4 calories; 7.8 g protein; 44.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 545.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2005
I liked the slightly sweet very zippy taste of this! Yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/05/2006
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. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2005
I liked the slightly sweet very zippy taste of this! Yum! Read More
(9)
Rating: 1 stars
08/05/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/14/2005
I found this bland and tasteless Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2009
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!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2010
If you like your bread a little softer then bricks barely toast the ciabatta but the garlic tomatoe dressing is increadible! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2019
This was DELICIOUS with some alterations: garden fresh tomatoes no brown sugar and added slices of mozarella on the hot bread under the tomato topping. To die for yummy!! Store tomatoes have zero flavor so if you must use them salt the heck outta them. I didn t have fresh lemon or garlic so I used 1/2 t garlic powder and 1 T lemon juice. Read More