Antipasti Bruschetta & Pesto Salad Dressing
I think this may become my new favourite weekday summer lunch. Delicious, fast, fuss free, adaptable and uses up the last bits in those jars of antipasti and pesto at the back of the fridge, and a slice or two of staleing bread. The pesto dressing livens up a dull lettuce, making it a treat to eat.
The trick to griddling the bread is to both liberally coat it in olive oil and to get the griddle piping hot. It will make for the perfect bruschetta!
Antipasti BruschettaPrep Time15 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time20 mins
Bruschetta topped with mixed antipasti is a delicious way to use up all those half filled jars in the fridge.Course: StarterCuisine: ItalianKeyword: Antipasti Bruschetta & Pesto Salad Dressing, pesto saladServings: 1Calories: 677 kcalIngredients
- Thinly sliced bread - baguette or ciabatta work well I used the remains of day before yesterday's white loaf
- Good glug olive oil - medium quality
- Mixed Antipasti - mine were feta stuffed peppers olives and artichokes
- Salt and Pepper to tasteInstructions
- Firstly place your griddle pan onto the highest ring on the hob to allow it to get really hot.
- Meanwhile pour the olive oil onto a plate and press both sides of the bread in it to coat.
- Roughly chop the antipasti and tomato and mix well. Season to taste. I added chives from my window box.
- When the griddle is hot really hot toast the bread on it. Press it down well with a spatula so you get good grill marks. Flip the bread over to toast the other side.
- Serve the antipasti and tomato mix atop the toasted bread. Liberally season with sea salt.Nutrition FactsAntipasti BruschettaAmount Per Serving (1 serving)Calories 677 Calories from Fat 72% Daily Value*Total Fat 8g 12%Saturated Fat 2g 10%Sodium 1532mg 64%Potassium 275mg 8%Total Carbohydrates 125g 42%Dietary Fiber 6g 24%Sugars 2gProtein 22g 44%Calcium 19.5%Iron 40.8%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
To make the pesto salad dressing simply mix equal quantities of pesto and balsamic vinegar. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and season to taste.
Toss well with the salad. This is especially good with those crisp, generally boring lettuces, like iceberg. Delicious.