All day long I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with the ciabatta rolls I bought yesterday. Originally I intended to make walnut burgers and use ciabatta rolls as the bun. Instead Sis and I went out to eat last night.
There are no meats in her fridge or freezer that I thought would go well with a ciabatta roll. I thought the corner store would sell deli meat, but the best I could find in their refrigerated case was meatless taco “meat.” Yum.
After two glasses of wine a genius idea popped into my head: garlic bread. Even better: cheesy garlic bread (there was fresh mozzarella in the fridge that was calling my name). Because I didn’t want to slather the ciabatta roll with butter, I decided pesto would be the perfect substitute. And thus my invention was born:
Pesto garlic bread with arugula and fresh mozzarella. No garlic required! (It’s in the pesto already.)
- ciabatta roll(s)
- Pesto sauce (I used Trader Joe’s)
- garlic salt or powder
- Fresh mozzarella cheese
- chopped fresh arugula
- parmesan cheese
- Split ciabatta roll(s) in half and slather with pesto. Season with garlic salt or powder.
- Top with sliced fresh mozzarella cheese, arugula, and grated parmesan cheese.
- Broil for 5 minutes or until mozzarella melts and parmesan cheese begins to brown.