Green-On-Green Sandwiches

Green-On-Green Sandwiches

Green-On-Green Sandwiches 

4slices whole grain bread

2T. Herb Pesto (recipe below)

1/4 C. Pickled Red Onions (recipe below)

1/2C. large spinach leaves

1medium tomatillo or tomato, very thinly sliced

1/4 avocado, thinly sliced and brushed lightly with lime juice

1ounce thinly sliced fresh mozzarella cheese

1/2C. scored and thinly sliced English cucumber

4 leaf or bibb lettuce leaves


Place bread slices on a cutting board. Spread slices evenly with the Herb Pesto. Arrange Pickled Red Onions evenly over two slices. Layer the spinach, half of the tomatillos, the avocado, cheese, the remaining tomatillos, cucumbers, and lettuce over onions. Top with the remaining two slices bread, pesto side down. Wrap sandwiches tightly in plastic wrap. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.


Pickled Red Onions


1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced (2 C.)

1/2C. red wine vinegar

1T. sugar

1/4tsp. salt


In a medium bowl combine vinegar, sugar, and salt, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in onion. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Chill for longer storage (up to 3 days). Drain before using.


Herb Pesto


1 1/2 C. packed fresh basil leaves

1/4C. slivered almonds, toasted

2T. snipped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley

2 T. snipped fresh tarragon

1 large clove garlic, quartered

3T. olive oil

1/4tsp. cracked black pepper

1/8tsp. salt


In a food processor or blender combine basil, almonds, parsley, tarragon, and garlic. Process until herbs are finely chopped. Add oil, pepper, and salt; process to a coarse puree. Transfer pesto to a small bowl and press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the pesto. Chill. May be made up to 1 week ahead.



Yield: 2 sandwiches

Calories: 302

Fat: 14g

Fiber: 7g

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