Italian sandwich with pesto

8
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
6 min
Prep
6 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
This easy, no-cook sandwich combines classic Italian ingredients for an easy lunch or light dinner that’s ready in under 10 minutes. This sandwich is smeared with a homemade pesto for intense, fresh flavor. If you’re not a fan of pesto, try balsamic vinegar with a little salt and pepper or a spicy mustard on your sandwich—both are flavorful and add minimal additional calories. Let the sun-dried tomatoes soak for 30 minutes until they are soft and pliable, and then pat them dry before adding them to your sandwich. Swap in arugula for the lettuce to add a peppery bite.

Ingredients

Basil

2 Tbsp, chopped

Pine nuts

½ oz, about 1 1/3 tbsp, toasted

Minced garlic

½ tsp

Olive oil

1 tsp

Hard roll(s)

2 item(s)

Part-skim mozzarella cheese

1½ oz, thinly sliced

Fresh tomato(es)

2 small, plum, thinly sliced

Lettuce

1 cup(s), chopped, mixed leaves, washed, dried and roughly torn

Sun-dried tomatoes (without oil)

½ cup(s), soaked in hot water and cut in half

Instructions

  1. Combine basil, pine nuts, garlic and oil and blend in a food processor until smooth. Spread rolls evenly with sauce.
  2. Top each roll with equal amounts of cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and sun-dried tomatoes.