Pane Arabo Recipe

Via the Italian language, Pane Arabo translates as “Arab bread,” but this pita-like creation has Tuscan origins. This summer, our in-house expert Philip made these beauties for our staff *trust us* they were the perfect weekday lunchtime treat. Mangia Bene!


  • Simple Pizza Dough Recipe  
  • Mozzarella
  • Arugula (or Spring Mix)
  • Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Prosciutto Crudo
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Cayenne Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 700-750
  • Mix and toss the arugula or spring mix with the dressing
  • Roll dough out to the desired shape, but make sure not to roll it too thin; you want it to “pillow”
  • Peel the dough and place “naked” in the oven
  • After a minute or so, the dough should begin to expand and fill with the air turning into a “pillow”
  • As soon as it expands to a maximum, remove it before it starts to brown
  • Carefully cut open the pillow with a serrated bread knife so that you have two “bowls” as a result.
  • Turn both bowls inside up and top with mozzarella, then place back in the oven.
  • Once the cheese melts, remove both halves, and in one of them lay a nice bed of salad.
  • Top the salad with several slices of Prosciutto.
  • Place the second half of the pizza on top of the other to complete the sandwich.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and cayenne to taste.