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Mediterranean Tomato Bunny Ciao


A delectable Mediterranean twist on the South African classic bunny chow.

  • Serves: 6 |
    6 servings
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 15 mins |
  • Cook Time : 30 mins
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  • 250 g vine-ripened tomatoes
  • olive oil to roast
  • Maldon salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 1 boule (round bread loaf)
  • 80 g basil pesto
  • 1 ball buffalo mozzarella
  • fresh basil and olive oil to serve

Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

Place the tomatoes in a roasting pan and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with Maldon salt and roast for about 30 minutes. Keep to one side to cool slightly.

Cut off the top of the boule and hollow out. Spread the pesto on the bottom of the hollowed out bread and fill with the tomatoes. Tear the buffalo mozzarella into smaller pieces and add to the tomatoes. Sprinkle with freshly milled black pepper and add a couple of fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil, replace the ‘lid’ of the boule and serve as an accompaniment to a braai or as a starter.