Mel and Mal's Ciabatta with Tomato and Olives

  • 125ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 oval shaped ciabatta cut into 1/2 slices
  • 4 ripe tomatoes on the vine diced
  • ½ jar of artichokes
  • 12 basil leaves, torn
  • 12 black pitted olives chopped
  • 1 garlic cloves peeled and halved
  • Sea salt and freshly milled black pepper

Not only does this look lovely, it is absolutely delicious.

The mixture of the richness of the sun dried tomatoes and the tanginess of the olives, makes this the perfect accompaniment to any salad or BBQ dish - simply tear and share!

Serves : 4        Prep/Cooking Time : 30 mins


Soak the Bread

Pour half the olive oil into a shallow dish and place the bread in it leaving for 5 minutes, turning twice during that time


Marinade the olives

Place the tomatoes in a second bowl with the olives and sprinkle over the basil leaves and add the salt and pepper to taste and pour over the remaining oil

Brown and Serve

Using a large frying pan pan fry the ciabatta on both sides till golden brown and arrange on a serving plate

To finish, rub the ciabatta bread with the raw garlic on one side of the toast and top with the tomato mixture and serve with a few salad leaves. Delicious.

MJ Harradine Ltd. Registered number 04633171
1 Yardley Way, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0ES