These past 2 weeks, my husband and I were on vacation in the North East portion of the US. We spent the final week in Maine, and were eating a lot of lobster (woohoo!)
Usually with lobster we’ll have a mashed potato side dish, coleslaw, potato salad, or something along those lines…but I decided to make a totally different side dish for our meal
My husband requested Foccacia Bread.
For those who have never had Foccacia Bread, first let me express my condolences because this bread is awesome! Foccacia is a flat oven-baked Italian bread product similar in style and texture to pizza dough. It can be topped with herbs, salt, vegetables, cheese, etc etc
I found these beautiful Heirloom tomatoes at the market and decided that was the perfect topping for my bread. I added on some thin slices of Zucchini, grated Parmesan Cheese and an onion/garlic mixture to give it that rounded out Italian flavor.
While making breads is a time consuming endeavor, I highly suggest making this – especially since it can feed a small army of people.
If you don’t like my topping ideas, you can try the following:
· Olive Oil and Sea Salt
· Parmesan, Thyme and Rosemary
· Gruyere and Caramelized Onions
· You can mix fresh herbs into the dough itself
· Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Fresh Basil
Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Foccacia
Homemade Foccacia Bread topped with Zucchini, Parmesan Cheese, and Slow Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes