Grilled Ciabatta Bread

READY IN: 19mins
Recipe by Marie

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.

Top Review by MaryRich

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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