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Grilled pancetta slices are the perfect pairing for peppery arugula and sweet red onion.

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  • 1 package Villaggio® Italian Style Crustini Buns
  • 32 thin slices pancetta
  • 1 large red onion, thickly sliced in rings
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups (500 mL) arugula
  • 16 tomato slices
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) mayonnaise (optional)


Preheat grill to medium heat; grease grate well. Grill pancetta slices for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until grill-marked and lightly crisped.

Meanwhile, grill onions, turning and basting with balsamic vinegar, for 5 to 10 minutes or until grill-marked and tender.

Assemble pancetta in buns with mayonnaise (if using), grilled onions, arugula and tomato slices.

If serving for less people, divide accordingly.


To make into a breakfast sandwich top sandwiches with a fried egg.