Focaccia stacks baked in embers

Introducing ember-baked focaccia stacks, this recipe is not only a delicious dish for any cookout, but also offers a practical solution using pantry staples. Take advantage of the delicious jars of roasted vegetables you already have and create a truly flavorful experience. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy option or a popular favorite recipe, these focaccia stacks are sure to impress. Take your grilled meals to the next level with minimal effort and maximum flavor with this awesome pantry staple recipe.


  • 1 focaccia roll or about 10cm square cut from a focaccia loaf
  • Drizzle balsamic vinegar over it
  • Drizzle olive oil
  • 2 whole roasted peppers from a jar
  • 4 tsp olive tapenade
  • 6 pieces or slices of ready-roasted zucchini
  • a few basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp toasted pine nuts


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Preparation steps

  1. Halve the focaccia in the middle.
  2. Drizzle both cut surfaces with a little balsamic vinegar and oil.
  3. Coat a large square of foil with a little more oil.
  4. Place the foccacia base in the center of the foil.
  5. Cover the base with a slice of pepper, about the size of the bread.
  6. Spread half of the tapenade on the pepper slice.
  7. Place half of the zucchini on the tapenade.
  8. Scatter a few basil leaves and half of the pine nuts on the zucchini.
  9. Repeat the layers with the remaining ingredients (tapenade, zucchini, basil leaves and pine nuts).
  10. Finish with a third and final layer of roasted peppers.
  11. Top the stack with the other half of the bread.
  12. Wrap the stack tightly in the foil.
  13. Make it in advance, up to a day ahead, or freeze it now.
  14. To cook, place the wrapped stack directly on the coals or on the grate of a gas grill.
  15. If not frozen, cook for 10 minutes on each side, if frozen, cook for 15 minutes on each side.

Nutritional Information

Equipment and tools

To make Ember Baked Focaccia Stacks, you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • Barbecue grill or open fire pit
  • Basting brush
  • Knife
  • cutting board
  • Plate or serving platter

Allergen information

This Ember Baked Focaccia Stacks recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Gluten (from the focaccia roll)
  • Nuts (pine nuts)

Please be aware of these allergens if you have dietary restrictions or allergies.

Storage and leftovers

If you have leftover ember-baked focaccia stacks, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They are best consumed within 2-3 days.

For optimal freshness, we recommend warming the stacks in a toaster, oven or grill before serving.

The health benefits of ember-baked focaccia stacks

Focaccia bread is a delicious and versatile Italian bread that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. A creative and nutritious way to enjoy focaccia is to make ember-baked focaccia stacks. This article explores the health benefits of this delicious dish.

balsamic vinegar

Balsamic vinegar is a tangy and aromatic dressing that is drizzled over the focaccia stacks baked in the embers. It is known for its potential health benefits. Balsamic vinegar contains antioxidants that can protect the body from free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. It can also help improve digestion and promote weight loss.

olive oil

Olive oil is a key ingredient in ember-baked focaccia stacks, providing moisture and rich flavor. Olive oil is considered a healthy fat and is a staple of the Mediterranean diet. It’s rich in monounsaturated fats, which can help reduce inflammation and improve heart health. Additionally, olive oil is rich in antioxidants and may have anti-cancer properties.

Roasted peppers

The Ember Baked Focaccia Stacks feature whole roasted peppers from a jar. Peppers are low in calories and full of vitamins and minerals. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, which supports the immune system and helps protect against oxidative stress. Peppers also contain fiber, which aids digestion and promotes a healthy weight.

Olive tapenade

Olive tapenade, a spread made from finely chopped olives, adds a special flavor to the focaccia stacks baked in the embers. Olives are a good source of healthy fats and contain powerful antioxidants. Eating olives and olive-based products can help reduce inflammation, protect against heart disease, and improve brain health.

Roasted zucchini

The ember-baked focaccia stacks are topped with ready-roasted zucchini. Zucchini, also known as zucchini, is a nutrient-dense vegetable. It is low in calories and high in fiber, which can aid digestion and aid weight management. Zucchini is also a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as potassium, which is important for heart health.

Basil leaves

Basil leaves not only add freshness and flavor to ember-baked focaccia stacks, but also provide health benefits. Basil contains compounds with anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce inflammation in the body. It is also a good source of vitamin K, which plays a role in bone health and blood clotting.

Roasted pine nuts

Roasted pine nuts add the finishing touch to the ember-baked focaccia stacks, adding a delicious crunch and nutty flavor. Pine nuts are packed with nutrients including healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. They are a good source of vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant and supports skin health. In addition, pine nuts can help reduce appetite and promote satiety.

In summary, ember-baked focaccia stacks are not only a filling and delicious meal, but also provide a number of health benefits. From the antioxidant properties of balsamic vinegar to the heart-healthy fats in olive oil and olives, each ingredient contributes to the overall nutritional value of this dish. Additionally, the addition of roasted peppers, zucchini, basil leaves and roasted pine nuts adds essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. So next time you’re looking for a tasty and nutritious meal, give Ember Baked Focaccia Stacks a try!

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