Menu
Pressed picnic sandwich

Pressed picnic sandwich

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(3 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 3 mins

Easy

Serves 8
A great recipe for kids to assemble - fully load a ciabatta loaf with favourites like prosciutto, artichokes, peppers, spinach and mozzarella

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories242
  • fat12g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.9g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • long ciabatta loaf, sliced in half lengthways
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 2 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 big handfuls of baby spinach
  • 8 marinated artichoke heart from a jar, quartered
  • 250g roasted red pepper from a jar
  • 8 slices prosciutto

    Prosciutto

    proh-shoo-toe

    Prosciutto is sweet, delicate ham intended to be eaten raw. The word 'prosciutto' is the…

  • big handful of basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 125g ball mozzarella, cut into slices
  • ½ red onion, very finely sliced

Compare prices

Want to see what this recipe costs at different supermarkets? Compare in one place here:

Method

  1. Ask an adult to slice the ciabatta loaf in half lengthways and heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.

  2. Put the ciabatta loaf halves, crust-side down, on a large baking tray and drizzle with a little olive oil. Pop them in the oven for a few mins until just golden and lightly toasted.

  3. Put the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and mustard in a bowl, then whisk them together with a fork.

  4. Remove the toasted ciabatta halves from the tray and drizzle the bottom slice with about half of the dressing.

  5. Arrange the rest of the ingredients in layers. Start with a large handful of baby spinach, then a few artichoke hearts.

  6. Next add the slices of pepper, the prosciutto, basil, mozzarella and, finally, the red onion.

  7. Drizzle over the rest of the dressing and pop the other slice of ciabatta on top.

  8. Press down on the sandwich to squash all the layers together.

  9. Wrap the sandwich in baking parchment and tie it together with a couple of pieces of string.

  10. Place a heavy baking tray on top of your sandwich and top it with weights or loaf tins filled with baking beans. Pop it all in the fridge overnight or until you are ready to eat it. Cut and serve in slices for the perfect picnic snack.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (5)

editac's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

lovely lovely sandwich! it doesnt have to be for kids :) me and my husband loved it. and kids can make it with whatever stuff they like. yes, i do have kids :)

corriewagenaar's picture

We (me AND the kids) that this was a lovely loaf. It tast wonderful the next day. Yes...there are kids who will love it.

sarahmcgrail's picture

Really? You think children's favourites are artichokes and spinach?!! What planet are you living on? My kids aren't fussy eaters and I don't have any problems getting them to eat vegetables or healthy food but I would never in a million years describe artichokes and spinach as their favourites. Or any other child I know come to that.

last edited: 09:35, 26th Jul, 2013
jeanettemp's picture

Have to agree sarahmcgrail, that was my first thought too. And I don't have kids.

shawski's picture

Very delicious, posh picnic sandwich. Would highly recommend.

Questions (0)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (0)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.

Magazine

Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.

Events

Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.

On TV

See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at goodfoodchannel.co.uk

Good Food Apps

Download the BBC Good Food Recipes, tips & cooking tools app and get good food on the go.