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Garlic Pepper Toast

"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
    1 to 1-1/2 dozen


  • 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 shredded mozzarella cheese


  • 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.
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  • justmbeth
    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!