Parmesan Zucchini Tomato Herb Bread

Nothing smells more scrumptious when baking than herb bread! With zucchini, Roma tomatoes, and fresh herbs in the Bountiful Basket, bread made with herbs and vegetables seemed like a hit!

This fragrant quick bread is easy to make and delicious. It can be eaten as a meatless meal with a salad or as an accompaniment to dinner.  It is a hot, not fussy quick bread that you can mix with your hands.  It pops with wonderful herbal flavors!

Parmesan Zucchini Tomato Herb Bread

Parmesan Zucchini Tomato Herb Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini, coarsely grated (about a cup)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tsp. tarragon
  • ½ cup finely grated, Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 8 tablespoons of cold butter (2 sticks)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grate the zucchini and squeeze the excess moisture out. (Wrap in paper towel and squeeze!)
  3. Keep the grater out because you will need it to grate the butter.
  4. Dice the Roma tomatoes. Drain excess liquid.
  5. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and soda, salt.
  6. Now, grate the butter into the dry ingredients.
  7. Use your fingers and work the butter into the dry ingredients until it is crumbly.
  8. In a small bowl whisk the egg.
  9. Stir in the egg and sour cream into the dry mix using a fork to blend well.
  10. Add the zucchini and diced tomatoes and herbs.
  11. Using your hands, knead the dough into a ball, adding ½ cup flour, as needed, to keep it from being sticky.
  12. Lightly oil a pizza pan or baking stone. I used a baking stone coated lightly with olive oil.
  13. You want to shape the dough on the pan into a circular pizza shape about 1” thick.
  14. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese across the top.
  15. Gently slice into wedges. Bake for 20 minutes.
  16. Your house will be filled with herbs and the scent of warm bread! Enjoy!

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2 Responses to “Parmesan Zucchini Tomato Herb Bread”

  1. Brooke says:

    Can you verify the amount of butter? 8 tablespoons is one stick of butter or 1/2 cup. You have 8 tablespoons listed but say use 2 sticks.

  2. Kelli Snider says:

    Debby, do you think this recipe would work in a bread machine? Can you suggest adaptations for a bread machine? Thank you.

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