• 1 ciabatta loaf
  • 8 slices of mortadella
  • 2 burrata or mozzarella balls, drained, patted dry and torn into chunks
  • 50g pitted green olives, roughly chopped
  • 60g rocket
  • olive oil, for drizzling

For the pesto


  • STEP 1

    First, make the pesto. Peel the garlic clove and blitz with the rest of the pesto ingredients in a food processor until smooth and bright green. Season with salt and chill until needed. Will keep chilled for up to a week.

  • STEP 2

    Slice the ciabatta in half through the equator and toast the cut sides under a hot grill for a few minutes until lightly charred. Spread the pesto evenly over the top, then arrange the mortadella, burrata, olives and rocket over the base and drizzle over a little olive oil. Sandwich with the top of the loaf, wrap firmly in baking parchment and secure with kitchen string.

  • STEP 3

    For best results, put the sandwich in the fridge and top with a chopping board and a few heavy cans to press it down. Chill for at least 30 mins, or overnight. Cut into four pieces to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2024

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