I had previously made a lighter version of pesto inspired by spinach and artichoke dip and I had to find a vehicle to drive it into my mouth. This was a a job for a bunch of green stuff for a big ol’ vegetarian sandwich in the making.
The pesto definitely takes focus in this sandwich, but it’s competing with some heavy hitters for attention: namely hummus and avocado. The addition of those two ingredients also makes it deliciously messy. After that it was just filling in with some spinach and of course, CHEESE. I used an aged Irish cheddar and a little blue cheese to make it really decadent.
Here’s how I made it:
Mean and green pesto and avocado sandwich
2 slices crusty bread of your choice
1/4 of an avocado
1 tablespoon spinach artichoke pesto (Recipe here!)
1 slice cheese (I used Irish cheddar, but mozzarella would be divine)
1 tablespoon hummus
handful of fresh spinach
1 teaspoon crumbled blue or goat cheese
1. Toast the bread either on the stovetop with a little oil or in the toaster
2. Spread the hummus on one slice of bread and the pesto on the other. Layer half a slice of cheese on each of the bread slices. Layer on the spinach and avocado and sprinkle the crumbled cheese on top.
3. Smoosh gently together, slice ‘er up, and enjoy.