Gluten Free Griddled Caprese Antipasti Wrap with Rocket Pistachio Pesto #CookOffBeforeKickOff

Friday, June 13, 2014

Settle in for the England v Italy game with this Italian inspired sarnie filled with classic flavors of Italy!  This rolled and griddled wrap is served fresh on Warburton's Easy Roll Wraps.
Sink your teeth into this luscious wrap while watching England V Italy in the 2014 World Cup. From Anyonita Nibbles

Yield: 6 wraps 
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Griddled Caprese Antipasti Wrap with Rocket Pistachio Pesto

Disclaimer: At the time of writing this post, Warburtons didn't make gluten free wraps. But they do now and this recipe can be made using those instead.
The World Cup is upon us! Soccer/Futbol fans around the globe will have their TVs tuned to sports stations, focused on the footy activity happening in Brazil. There's nothing that pairs better with watching sports than lining your belly with delicious, filling food. Warburtons understands the importance of a great game time snack and have launched a World Cup centered campaign: Cook Off Before Kick Off.

Munch on this Italian inspired sandwich during the World Cup from Anyonita Nibbles

This campaign is designed to encourage World Cup watchers to spend a few minutes in the kitchen prior to kick off, whipping up a tasty treat to munch during the match. Saturday, 14 June, England will be squaring off against Italy in one of the opening matches of the championship. To help inspire you and get you in the mood for the action, I've created this two-part Italian themed snack: a sarnie slathered with pesto and filled with classic Italian ingredients. Cook Off Before Kick Off on the 14th with this easy sandwich and enjoy the game on a full belly!

These easy roll wraps from Warburtons make rolling a cinch. From Anyonita Nibbles

The star of this sandwich is the pesto: a smooth blend of rocket/arugula, pistachio and cheese, with a hint of lemon juice, a pinch of salt and just a whiff of garlic. The pesto is whirled together with a good glug of olive oil and it's chilled before being spread on the bottom of a Warburtons Easy Roll Wrap. It's simply stunning and decadent.

Decadent and delicious rocket pistachio pesto from Anyonita Nibbles


For the pesto
1/2 cup pistachios
1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 garlic clove, sliced
1 cup rocket/arugula
olive oil
pinch salt

A sliced grilled caprese antipasti wrap from Anyonita Nibbles
For the wrap
1 packet Warburtons Easy Roll Wraps
1 tray Italian antipasti cold cuts
1 bunch basil
2 tomatoes
300 grams mozzarella

An Italian Griddled Caprese Antipasti Wrap with fresh ingredients from Anyonita  Nibbles


Griddled Caprese Antipasti Wrap with Rocket Pistachio Pesto

Making Rocket Pistachio Pesto from Anyonita Nibbles
  1. Grind the pistachios in a food processor until chopped.
  2. Add the garlic, rocket and cheese. Blitz until it all comes together.
  3. Taste and add more rocket or cheese, if needed. Season with salt and a bit of lemon juice.
  4. Continue to blitz while slowly pouring in the olive oil to emulsify and bring the pesto together.
  5. Refrigerate until needed once the desired consistency has been reached.
An Italian flag of ingredients from Anyonita Nibbles
  1. Spread a dollop of pesto onto the bumpy side of a Warburtons Easy Roll Wrap.
  2. Top with antipasti meat cuts.
  3. Cover with slices of mozzarella and fresh tomato.
  4. Finish off with some basil, a bit of grated parmigiano and a pinch of salt.
  5. Roll the wrap to seal.
  6. Place in a hot griddle pan and cook until char lines begin to appear and the cheese starts to melt.


  1. Anyonita, I love recipes that are versatile. This sounds so tasty. But what really caught my eye was the #pesto combo. I love making my own and #Arugula and #Pistachio is a great twist. Thanks!

  2. YUM! I love this type of stuff! So easy, simple, and delicious! I've pinned it! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  3. Oh my word! This puts my favorite food in a wrap!!

  4. This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it:)

  5. Hi Anyonita!

    I'd love to have you come link up with my new linky, I miss seeing you every week! I hope you'll stop by sometime!


  6. This looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week

  7. I loved this recipe the first time I saw it. Especially the pesto. I bet thin sliced turkey breast would be good in this as well. On my "to do" list! Thanks Anyonita!


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