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.

10 Responses to Spinach Pesto Sandwich

  1. Sandwich looks delicious Usha..
    South Indian Recipes

  2. Can have this sandwich rite now without any hesitation..

  3. Looks so delicious…yummy filling:)

  4. whoa, that looks super tempting :)

  5. What a coincidence .. I am going to be posting a spinach corn sandwich for the marathon today. Looks yummy Usha. Thanks for linking to the event.

    Event: Dish it Out – Spinach and Garlic
    Event: Healthy Lunchbox Ideas – Broccoli

  6. delicious n healthy..
    first time here..love your space..
    excellent recipe collection with lively presentation..
    Am your happy subscriber now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
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  7. Tried this recipe at last today. weekend got walnuts…taste is simply awesome. hubby loves pesto.. great recipe usha

  8. Thanks for the lovely entry Usha..

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