Mediterranean Picnic Loaf

Recipe by JustJanS
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 1 Loaf


  • 1
    large crusty loaf bread
  • 3
    tablespoons pesto sauce
  • 225
    g cooked chicken breasts, sliced
  • 25
    g baby spinach leaves, finely shredded
  • 3
    plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 140
    g mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 85
    g artichoke hearts packed in oil, drained
  • 85
    g salami, sliced
  • 55
    g olives, pitted
  • 15
    g butter, softened


  • Slice a lid from the top of the loaf and set aside.
  • Remove and discard the inside of the loaf, leaving a 1cm wall.
  • Spread pesto over the inside of the loaf.
  • Place half the sliced chicken on base, top with half spinach leaves.
  • Add half tomatoes and half the olive oil-season lightly.
  • Add layers of cheese, artichokes, top with remaining tomatoes.
  • Next lay salami and olives on top and add remaining chicken and spinach.
  • Drizzle over the rest of the olive oil and season.
  • Butter the lid and replace it on the loaf.
  • Wrap the loaf tightly in cling film and refrigerate over night.
  • Cut into generous wedges to serve.