Italian Ciabatta Sandwiches



A little while before you plan to make your sandwiches, slice your tomatoes and place them in a bowl. Sprinkle them with a little salt and pepper, then pour a couple teaspoons of olive oil an vinegar over them. Let them sit for a while to soak in all that delicious flavor.

Slice your Ciabatta roll and spread about a teaspoon or so of prepared pesto onto the bottom piece of bread. Top with two slices of ham and several slices of salami. Add a slice of cheese. Mozzarella and Provolone are great choices, but I happened to have some sliced Asiago so that’s what I used. Add a couple of the oil and vinegar soaked tomato slices, some basil leaves or arugula. Top with the other slice of bread and enjoy.

For a picnic, I like to wrap my sandwiches individually in parchment or waxed paper and tie them with a string. It keeps them fresh and I think it looks kinda cute.

Recipe by About a Mom at