Very simple - a broiled sandwich made with ciabatta bread, pesto, and fontina cheese.

Syd
prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Max Servings:
8
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat broiler.

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  • Slice ciabatta bread in half lengthwise. Spread pesto on the cut side of each half. Top bottom half with slices of fontina cheese, and then place slices of tomato on top of cheese. Broil until cheese melts, and remove from broiler.

  • Place lettuce over tomatoes, and then position top half of bread on top of everything. Slice into 8 or 10 small sandwiches, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

386.37 calories; 16.77 g protein; 31.62 g carbohydrates; 21.53 g fat; 40.38 mg cholesterol; 738.45 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Jillian
08/23/2010
Oh my - what a sandwich! I lightly toasted the bread first. I had some fresh garden tomatoes that I put a little kosher salt and cracked black pepper onto before broiling. I also used a combination of mozzarella and fontina cheeses. I don't even think the pesto is necessary so if you don't like it don't use it and you'll still have a great sandwich that let's the tomato shine.
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Erin
07/09/2007
This was okay. The pesto was a bit strong so I would go a little lighter next time. I would also mix up the cheeses and put a couple different kinds on.
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Jillian
08/23/2010
Oh my - what a sandwich! I lightly toasted the bread first. I had some fresh garden tomatoes that I put a little kosher salt and cracked black pepper onto before broiling. I also used a combination of mozzarella and fontina cheeses. I don't even think the pesto is necessary so if you don't like it don't use it and you'll still have a great sandwich that let's the tomato shine.
(31)
Kristi K.
06/15/2006
Just made this for lunch and it was delicious! It looked just as great as it tasted too. I may salt the tomatoes a little after broiling next time but that'd be the only thing I would change. YUM!
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Anonymous
03/31/2007
This is awesome when I find myself with no time to cook - for the non-vegetarians in my family; I simply add their favorite meat!
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Susan
06/22/2007
Fantastic! Made it open-face without the lettuce and it was great
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Erin
07/09/2007
This was okay. The pesto was a bit strong so I would go a little lighter next time. I would also mix up the cheeses and put a couple different kinds on.
(4)
ChristineM
08/22/2011
Excellent flavor! I used some multi-grain ciabatta rolls that my grocery store carries and instead of broiling I used my stovetop grill pan and cooked panini-style. Didn't measure the pesto and I used baby spinach instead of lettuce. Fontina is a new favorite cheese for me - it melts so beautifully and tastes delicious! Loved this sandwich!
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Cait
11/15/2011
Excellent! Made it for a bridal shower along with other dishes and it was a big hit. Easy to assemble ahead of time and just broil before serving.
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JAN
07/27/2009
Delicious-- I used the Feta Pesto from this site--thanks all around!
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