Layered Ontario Peach And Chicken Ciabatta Loaf

Adding peaches to a sandwich creates a sweet, moist and fat-free layer. In place of layering, mix the ingredients for a salad-style filling. Ciabatta is an Italian bread with a soft interior and a crisp, thin crust; its name means “slipper” in Italian, referring to the loaf’s shape.

Makes 4 servings


1/2 cup plain yogurt 125 ml
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint and basil 15 ml
1 tsp granulated sugar 5 ml
1 tbsp minced red onion 15 ml
1/4 tsp salt and pepper 1 ml
1 rectangular large ciabatta loaf 1
4 – 6 butter lettuce leaves 4 – 6
1 lb grilled chicken, sliced 500 g
2 Ontario peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced 2
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced 1


  1. In medium bowl, whisk yogurt, mint, basil, sugar, onion, salt and pepper; cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Cut loaf lengthwise.
  3. Layer lettuce along length of bottom slice; repeat with chicken, peaches and avocado.
  4. Spread yogurt mixture on cut side of top slice; place top slice over layered filling.
  5. Cut loaf into four pieces.