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Garlic Pepper Toast Recipe
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Garlic Pepper Toast Recipe

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"So pretty and colorful, this is one of my favorites," says field editor Mary Detweiler of West Farmington, Ohio. "It's also nice as an appetizer alongside a summer salad or winter soup."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6-9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-9 servings


  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 each small green, sweet red and yellow pepper, julienned
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 256 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 455 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. In a skillet, saute onion, pepper and garlic in 2 tablespoons oil until tender. Add basil and garlic salt; set aside. Cut bread into 1-in. slices. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil each side for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned. Brush remaining oil on one side of bread. Top with pepper mixture and cheese. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Yield: 1 to 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Garlic Pepper Toast in Taste of Home June/July 1998, p64

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Reviewed May. 23, 2009

"This is very simple and very tasty. A good alternative to bruschetta. We look forward to making it with fresh peppers from our garden every year!"

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