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Summer Sandwich Recipe
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Summer Sandwich

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

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. 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.
  3. Place lettuce over tomatoes, and then position top half of bread on top of everything. Slice into 8 or 10 small sandwiches, and serve.
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Aug 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.

Jun 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!


18 Ratings

Mar 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!

Jul 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.

Jun 22, 2007

Fantastic! Made it open-face without the lettuce and it was great

Aug 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!

Nov 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.

Jul 27, 2009

Delicious-- I used the Feta Pesto from this site--thanks all around!


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  • Calories
  • 386 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.6 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 21.5 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 16.8 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 738 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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