• Crusty loaf of bread
  • Red or green pesto (optional – depends what you like)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh basil
  • Mozzarella (optional)
  • Parmesan (optional)


  • Heat your oven to 200C/180C fan
  • Slice the crusty bread, brush one side with oil and place oil side down on an oven tray. Bake for 5mins or until crunchy on top.
  • Chop the onion and garlic and very lightly fry for a couple of minutes to soften and sweeten the flavour. Take off the heat to cool.
  • Chop the tomatoes into small pieces and toss in a bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh basil.
  • Stir in the onion and garlic mixture.
  • If you’re using it, spread a thin layer of the pesto on the oiled side of the bread.
  • Layer with the topping mixture.
  • If you’re adding mozzarella, place it on top and melt it under the grill.
  • Sprinkle with black pepper and parmesan.