Grilled Ciabatta Bread

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 mins

This recipe is courtesy of Giada DeLaurentis. Chunks of bread are grilled, drizzled with olive oil then rubbed with garlic and the cut side of a tomato.


  1. Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Slice ciabatta in half lengthwise, then cut each half into 1" slices.
  3. Place bread on grill pan cut side down and grill until golden and crisp.
  4. Working quickly, drizzle the toasted side with olive oil.
  5. Rub garlic cloves over the grilled bread, then rub the cut side of the tomato over (squeeze tomato slightly while doing this).
  6. It is important to do this while the bread is still hot or warm so that the garlic melts into the bread.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

This is a great accompaniment with soup or salad, but I would do a couple of things: sprinkle each with fresh ground pepper, a little sea salt, and a sprinkle of fresh or dried basil. And be generous with that lovely fresh tomato!

MaryRich March 31, 2007

This made a delicious quick treat for a fast on the go lunch today! The flavors were subtle but came through nicely. My son enjoyed this too! Simple, fast, and so good!

Sharon123 May 05, 2005