Grilled Caprese Ciabatta

Grilled Caprese Ciabatta


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About this recipe: A simple homemade pesto is spread on sliced ciabatta, then topped with sliced tomato and mozzarella, before being grilled to perfection. Serve as finger food or an appetiser.


Makes: 16 slices

  • 125g fresh basil leaves
  • 125ml olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 450g ciabatta bread
  • 3 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 225g mozzarella cheese, sliced

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. In a liquidiser or food processor, puree the basil leaves, olive oil and garlic. Mix in the pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. Continue processing until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Preheat the grill.
  3. Slice ciabatta to desired thickness. Spread a layer of pesto on each slice. Top with plum tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.
  4. Place topped bread slices in a single layer on a large baking tray. Grill for 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.

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