Spinach Pesto Sandwich

Last week I made some spinach pesto for the marathon. I used the pesto to make some pasta salad and I have been using the leftover pesto to for sandwiches.   Although I made the pesto a week ago, it is still fresh.   I also have some left over cream cheese that I bought for the cream stuffed cucumbers. I mixed equal quantities of cream cheese and pesto to make a spread for the sandwich. It tasted like the green chutney that is used to make simple sandwiches back home. I made these sandwiches 2-3 times in the past few days and it was my lunch this afternoon.

Spinach Pesto Sandwich

Preparation: 5 minutes
Yields: 1


  • 2 Bread Slices (I used white bread)
  • 3/4 – 1 tbsp. Spinach Pesto
  • 3/4 – 1 tbsp. fat free Cream Cheese  (adjust to your liking or skip it if you want to)
  • Few Cucumber slices
  • Few Red Onion slices
  • Few Tomato Slices


  • Lightly toast the bread slices in a toaster or in a pan.  I like to toast the bread before making a  sandwich.  This step can be skipped depending on individual preference.
  • Mix spinach pesto and cream cheese.
  • Spread it on one side of each slice.
  • Sandwich tomato, cucumber and onion slices between the two bread slice.
  • Press the sandwich firmly and cut it diagonally into 2 pieces, using a knife.

This is my entry to Sandwich Mela, Light Lunches and my second entry to Dish It Out: Spinach & Garlic.

Recipes posted this month in 2008, in 2009 and in 2010.



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