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Scooping out part of the bread in this simple version of pan bagnat allows for more tasty fillings and acts as a hull to collect flavorful tomato juices. Make breadcrumbs with scooped-out bread.

Recipe by Cooking Light June 2015


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 piece)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar, and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add tomato, artichokes, and olives; toss to coat. Let stand 5 minutes.

  • Cut ciabatta in half horizontally; remove insides of bread, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick shell. Spoon tomato mixture over bottom half, leaving some juices in bowl. Top with fennel, egg, and basil. Stir remaining 2 teaspoons oil into reserved juices; brush mixture over cut side of top half of bread. Place top half of bread on top of sandwich. Wrap sandwich tightly in foil; press gently. Unwrap; cut into 4 pieces using a serrated knife.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

271 calories; fat 13.4g; saturated fat 2.2g; mono fat 8.3g; poly fat 1.5g; protein 9g; carbohydrates 29g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 96mg; iron 3mg; sodium 473mg; calcium 38mg.