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Make Focaccia Italian Cooking for a Vegetarian Family Lunch

Updated on August 26, 2016
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Cynthia Haltom, Ph.D. is an accomplished educator and author of over 100 books. Many of her books are about cooking.

Making Vegetarian Focaccia For a Meal

Make Focaccia Italian Cooking for a Vegetarian Family Favorite for Lunch. Foccacia to make for a vegetarian lunch. You want something special and it should taste delicious. I have the perfect lunch for you. Focaccia. You can make it with canned vegetable or my favorite way with veggie fresh from my garden the real cooking way.

Vegetarian focaccia is easy to make an a very impressive vegetarian meals. Focaccia can be prepared in advance and reheated or eaten cold as a snack. It is also something that can be taken in lunch boxes and for picnics. Many people use a variety of vegetables to top the focaccia, which adds nutrition, color and flavor to it.

Fresh vegetable are used traditionally for Italian cooking, however, in a pinch frozen cooked vegetables can be used. Many people find that left over vegetable are also suitable for their focaccia.

ZYLISS Classic Rotary Cheese Grater
ZYLISS Classic Rotary Cheese Grater

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Focaccia Style Recipes

Focaccia Recipe - Fresh is Best

Old Fashion Focaccia Recipe

Ingredients for crust :

2 cups flour

1/3 cup lukewarm water

1 package of dry yeast

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 ounce (2 tablespoons) olive oil

In a large bowl add lukewarm water, sugar and yeast stir and let set for 2 minutes. Add salt and stir. Then add half of the flour and stir in lightly, do not over mix. Next add the rest of the flour stir until all of the flour is moistened. Lightly oil your hands and knead until smooth. Oil the bowl, place mixture back into the bowl and left it rest in a warm place. Cover with a clean cloth or towel to keep the mixture warm. The yeast is now at work, raising the dough. When the dough has increased in size to about double oil your hand again and knead lightly, stretch into your cookie sheet or pizza pan. It should be approximately 1/4 inch thick oil the top. Let the dough rest while you prepare the topping.

Topping

2 small Roma tomatoes

1 small zucchini squash

4-5 fresh basil leaves

2 cloves of fresh garlic

1 small onion

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Optional Ingredients:

black or green olives

fresh mushrooms

fresh oregano

fresh thyme

These ingredients may be added or substituted for the above.

Chop or slice fresh tomatoes,zucchini, basil, garlic and onion, Then grate parmesan cheese.

Next place topping on top of the focaccia crust evenly and sprinkle the grated cheese as the to layer.

Bake in a 450 degree (220 Celsius) for 20 to 25 minutes until brown. Cut and server for lunch or as an appetizer. It traditionally served with a dark red wine.

Focaccia Eat it Hot or Cold

Focaccia Eat it Hot or Cold
Focaccia Eat it Hot or Cold

Chop Fresh Basil into Bite-sized Pieces

Chop Fresh Basil into Bite-sized Pieces
Chop Fresh Basil into Bite-sized Pieces

Olive Olive Gives Flavor to Focaccia and Red Wine is the Traditional Drink

Olive Olive Gives Flavor to Focaccia and Red Wine is the Traditional Drink
Olive Olive Gives Flavor to Focaccia and Red Wine is the Traditional Drink

Set the Mood with a Beautiful Table Setting

Dining al Fresco

Set a colorful Italian table, eat outdoor weather permitting. Alfresco dining at it's best with a lovey table and fresh Italian cooking all done Vegetarian Style. Top off your meal with a simple fruit parfait relax and enjoy your friends and family.

Begin your meal with a fresh green salad

Begin your meal with a fresh green salad
Begin your meal with a fresh green salad

A simple but elegant fruit parfait make name tags from fresh leaves

A simple but elegant fruit parfait make name tags from fresh leaves
A simple but elegant fruit parfait make name tags from fresh leaves

Fast and Easy Focaccia

To make Focaccia in a hurry use hard crust bread. Make thick slices by cutting the bead on and angle. This is perfect for a quick lunch or appetizer, dress it up with fresh of canned veggies and cheese and bake. There is nothing like a fresh demi tasse of expresso to top off a fine meal.

A Menu for Your Guests

A Menu for Your Guests
A Menu for Your Guests

Quick Focaccia Slice Italian Bread Diagonally into Slices Top and Bake 5-10 minutes

Quick Focaccia Slice Bread Diagonally into Slices Top and Bake 5-10 minutes
Quick Focaccia Slice Bread Diagonally into Slices Top and Bake 5-10 minutes

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    • TransplantedSoul profile image

      TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      Italian food lends itself to vegetarian cooking. I am vegetarian and there are great Italian choices in many restaurants.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      No I haven't made focaccia bread, but those thick slices sure sound good!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      No, but I've eaten it.

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      junkcat 5 years ago

      No. I would like to try, it sound good.

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