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PESTO SANDWICH



I usually pack sandwiches as breakfast for my husband and even for my kid to school. So making it a bit healthier is a must !!! this is one of the sandwich variety which I usually send them.   Alfalfa sprouts, lettuce cucumber are main stuffing's that I use for this sandwich along with pesto.

Some health benefits of alfalfa sprouts :

Alfalfa is really a member of the pea family.
It has good amount of nutrients such as calcium, folic, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium, zinc.
This is the only plant which supplies whole range of vitamins.
Top source of anti - oxidant.
Helps to lower blood pressure.
Greatly helps in boosting your immune function.

Lot more... so I use it regularly for making sandwiches and salads...


For Assembling the Sandwich :

Hot dog Bread (I use whole grain whole wheat bread)
Pesto - 1 tbsp
Alfalfa sprouts few
Cucumber slices few
Lettuce of any kind
Olives few slices

Optional :

Tomato few slices (I omit this while packing since it makes soggy)
Onions white
Capsicum - few


For making pesto :

Basil - 1 cup (wash and drain)
Pine nuts or walnuts roasted - 1/4 cup
Pepper powder few
Lemon juice according to ur taste - 1/4 tbsp
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Salt
Green chili - 1
Garlic - 1 pod

Grind everything to coarse paste and store in the refrigerator. For me it comes to one week.


Arranging the sandwich :

1. Slice the bread in the middle or if it is sliced bread apply the pesto in the inner portion of the slices.
2. Keep the cucumber slices, lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, olives.
3. Wrap it with foil or cling wrap it.





Anitha Mohan  – (July 13, 2009 at 3:35 PM)  

hey da pavi,
I Hope I have time to make all these great recipes da.very very mouthwatering.

Pooja  – (July 13, 2009 at 3:56 PM)  

Wow what a healthy sandwich! I love pesto in sandwiches :)

Parita  – (July 13, 2009 at 3:57 PM)  

Pesto sandwich is a grt option for tiffin! yum yum!

Aysha  – (July 13, 2009 at 6:31 PM)  

Wow...the sandwhich looks so yummy n tempting..nice presentation too...

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine  – (July 13, 2009 at 7:26 PM)  

That's a very healthy and delicious Sandwich. Perfect for lunch time.

kittymatti  – (July 13, 2009 at 8:26 PM)  

simple healthy and delicious!this is a real treat!

Usha  – (July 13, 2009 at 8:34 PM)  

Very healthy sandwich, loved the idea of pesto in this sandwich :-)

Padma  – (July 13, 2009 at 8:34 PM)  

Healthy sandwich... looks yummmm

Kalaivani  – (July 13, 2009 at 8:45 PM)  

Wow... healthy sandwich.love the presentation.

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (July 13, 2009 at 9:44 PM)  

what a healthy sandwich - I have to check if my daughter will agree to take for lunch... I am out of ideas... If you have any others, please post too...

Priya  – (July 13, 2009 at 10:08 PM)  

Pavithra..Youe pesto sandwich looks deli-style! very nice....

Bergamot  – (July 13, 2009 at 10:38 PM)  

i love sandwiches and this one looks delicious. the pesto will give it a nice flavour

chakhlere  – (July 13, 2009 at 10:49 PM)  

Yummy and healthy sandwhiches Pavi!
Never made pesto at home!!
thanks for recipe!

Ann  – (July 13, 2009 at 11:14 PM)  

Thats totally healthy..ooh i love to have one..Pesto..mmm..great !

Anu  – (July 13, 2009 at 11:24 PM)  

Healthy sandwich... Looks yummy...
Will try soon....

RAKS KITCHEN  – (July 13, 2009 at 11:31 PM)  

SOunds healthy! Never tasted pesto or sandwich with it!! Looks nice:)

Prathibha  – (July 14, 2009 at 12:08 AM)  

Even I do pesto sandwiches dear...Love the taSTE OF PESTO IN SANDWICH..But we dont get those sprouts here..

Sushma Mallya  – (July 14, 2009 at 12:47 AM)  

healthy sandwich and a nice pic as usual pavitra...

Lena Rashmin Raj  – (July 14, 2009 at 1:12 AM)  

Pavii.. :) this looks awesome ...
a healthy sandwich.. :)

lata raja  – (July 14, 2009 at 2:06 AM)  

That is one huge healthy sandwich Pavithra.Laajawaab!!!

Pari  – (July 14, 2009 at 4:23 AM)  

Wow! Very interesting and very healthy.Will try it for my kids.Thanks for visiting my blog .I am visiting u again surely.

Vrinda  – (July 14, 2009 at 7:49 AM)  

Thats a healthy breakfast sandwich..looks fresh and tasty..

Varunavi  – (July 14, 2009 at 8:24 AM)  

Healthy sandwich but never heard of alfalfa

Shri  – (July 14, 2009 at 8:28 AM)  

Pesto is so nutty and flavorful.Loved your sandwich

Trish  – (July 14, 2009 at 8:37 AM)  

That does look good and I am game for pesto on ANYTHING! Grin. Thanks for coming by my blog....I just checked in today and you have a beautiful blog yourself. I do apologize...off to work now but I'll drop by again sometime and see some more! Ta

Laavanya  – (July 14, 2009 at 10:57 AM)  

I love Pesto too.. makes everything brigh and delicious - that's a healthy sandwich no doubt.

rekhas kitchen  – (July 14, 2009 at 11:12 AM)  

oohhh great nice and healthy sandwich love the pesto flavor mmmm perfect

DEESHA  – (July 14, 2009 at 11:52 AM)  

this is a nice & healthy sandwich

Sireesha  – (July 14, 2009 at 12:46 PM)  

Oooh my all time favourite.. Looks perfect ....

Pavithra  – (July 14, 2009 at 2:42 PM)  

Thanks everyone for your lovely encouraging comments..

Srilakshmi  – (July 14, 2009 at 2:51 PM)  

I just bought a bottle of pesto and practically looking for anything to apply it on :-D, lovely sandwich!

Mangala Bhat  – (July 14, 2009 at 3:38 PM)  

wow! Very mouthwatering and healthy one ..Thanks pavi for sharing :)

sree  – (July 14, 2009 at 4:10 PM)  

gr8 lunch box recipe I'm keeping this....:)

Pam  – (July 14, 2009 at 6:44 PM)  

A perfect sandwich to me...love your presentation.

K  – (July 15, 2009 at 1:36 AM)  

Loved your blog pavitra! This sandwich looks good and i guess a very good breakfast for packing..Never heard of alfalfa sprouts so far. sounds interesting

Anthony Sepe  – (July 15, 2009 at 7:51 AM)  

This a very healthy sandwich;nice idea and thanks for sharing. I love alfalfa sprouts and I love your blog.
Anthony

munchcrunchandsuch  – (July 15, 2009 at 2:03 PM)  

awesome recipe..itsso gud to pack for lunch boxes right? lemme try this sometime.

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