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05-21 French Bread Pizza

Another one of those anything goes meals

Make or buy a french loaf or use leftover garlic or french bread
Slice on the diagonal for more surface area if not already sliced

If its fresh and/or soft, drizzle each side with olive oil and toast under the broiler until golden brown to keep the bread from getting soggy.

At this point you can add fresh toppings and eat it cold:
salad greens and/or baby spinach tossed with olive oil and lemon juice
thin slices of asiago , parmesan, etc. or crumbled, herbed feta
slices of tomato, super thin slices of raw colored peppers, zucchini, red onions.
leftover cooked veggies
tomato or fruit chutney (like the one used for Tandoori chicken)
slices of apple or pear on the greens

Or add more traditional pizza toppings and put it back under the broiler to warm and melt:
bruschetta sauce, anitpasta sauce, spaghetti sauce,
thinly sliced zucchini, red onion, colored peppers, baby spinach
grated cheeses
artichoke hearts, capers, corn, tomato
cooked, shredded chicken


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