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Pesto Pizza Loaf

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.


  • Preheat oven to 200* C (390* F) Fan.
  • Cut the loaf of bread lengthwise, but not all the way to through into 2 separate pieces. The edge should still be joined together. Open it like a book and score the inside of each side lengthwise. Place loaf in a baking pan, cut side down. Bake for 5-10 minutes, until it becomes crunchy.

For the pesto filling:

  • Puree all of the ingredients in a blender (apart from the parmesan).
  • When ready, add the parmesan and beat to combine.
  • Taste and adjust accordingly.
  • You may need to add a little more olive oil, depending on how much basil you add.
  • As soon as the bread is ready, remove from oven and set it aside to cool for 5 minutes. Spread the pesto sauce over the breads surface.
  • Chop the cherry tomatoes in half and spread them over the pesto sauce.
  • Cut the loaf in half, separating the 2 sides. Then cut each piece in half again, lengthwise. You should now have 8 equal sized pieces. Cut all the pieces in half again, diagonally, creating 8 triangular pieces.
  • Arrange the pieces on a plate in such a way that it resembles a pizza!
  • To serve, drizzle with some extra olive oil.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
15 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
33 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
22 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
5 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
2 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
17 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
9 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
7 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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