Recipe Servings: 4

Recipe Cook Time:     25 Minutes

This dish is classic Italian starter, bread sliced and topped with different toppings like evergreen tomato-basil and mushroom-garlic.


  • 1 loaf of country bread
  • Cloves of garlic
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • Basil leaves
  • 5 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 4 portobello mushrooms sliced
  • 1 garlic clove grated
  • 1 red chilli , deseeded and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

How to make?

  • Slice the bread into two halves from the center.
  • Cut a clove of garlic, rub on the surface of bread and sprinkle some olive oil on it.
  • Roast in the oven for 5 minutes.

For mushroom and garlic topping:

  • In a pan put butter, oil, garlic, thyme and stir.
  • Add mushrooms, chopped chillies and toss.
  • Add salt, pepper and cook.

For tomato and basil topping:

  • In a bowl add chopped tomatoes, chopped basil, salt, pepper, olive oil and mix well .

To serve: Place the bread on a tray and pile up the toppings on it and serve.

Key Ingredients: garlic, tomato, basil, olive oil, red chilli, butter, salt, black pepper, mushroom, bread, cloves