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Bread Sandwich With Spinach Pesto and Mushrooms

Today I am sharing recipe for bread sandwich made with spinach pesto and mushroom. Spinach is my most favorite green. It has a neutral taste and they blend so well in pasta, rice, quinoa and even smoothies. I always have a box of baby spinach at home. I made this pesto with roasted pistachios. You can also use walnuts or almonds or pine-nuts or macadamia or little bit of everything. It is a simple sandwich which can be made within 10 minutes. On work nights, this sandwich can be served with either hot soup or fresh salad.
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Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 Sandwiches


For the pesto ( use whats required and freeze the remaining for future use)

  • 1/2 pound spinach (makes 9-10 cups)
  • 1/2 cup roasted pistachios (unsalted)
  • 2 garlic clove
  • 1 lemon juice plus its zest
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp  water
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

For the sandwich

  • 8  whole wheat bread slices
  • 1/2 cup mushroom, finely chopped
  • Salt and Pepper


For the pesto:

  • Pulse spinach leaves, garlic, pistachios, lemon juice, lemon zest, little oil and a little oil in blender or food processor container. Add little spinach and little water or oil each time to help with blending.
  • Using a rubber spatula, scrape the corner and help to combine the pulsed mixture.
  • Add grated parmesan cheese and process until spinach pesto mixture is smooth.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste

For the sandwich:

  • Heat a skillet.
  • Mix required amount of spinach pesto with mushroom. Set aside.
  • Discard the corners of the bread. Smear the mushroom mixture over one side of the bread and place another slice of bread on top.
  • Once hot, grill the sandwich till golden brown over the skillet or use a pannini maker to toast it.
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