Pesto is a blend of herb, olive oil, cheese and nuts which is widely used in pasta recipes and in addition, pesto sauce can also be served as a dip or spread. Though the basic pesto requires fresh basil leaves, I have used mint and cilantro along with walnuts to get a flavorful creamy spread for my sandwich. This is a very simple and tasty sandwich which is stuffed only with the flavorful pesto sauce. This is also a perfect breakfast meal as this can be whizzed up in 10 - 15 minutes according to our taste bud in busy mornings. Variations can be made by including veggies to get delicious pesto veggie sandwich.
1 1/2 Cups Mint leaves
1 Cup Cilantro leaves
4 Garlic pods, peeled
3 Tbsp Walnuts, crushed
1/2 Cup Cheese, grated
5 Tbsp Olive oil
Salt to taste
Bread Slices for sandwich ( I have used whole wheat bread slices in this recipe )
Add mint leaves along with cilantro, garlic pods and walnuts in a food processor or mixer grinder.
Blend it and add the olive oil.
Blend till the mixture turns into smooth paste.
Add the grated cheese and blend again.
Once the pesto gets a smooth and creamy texture, transfer it to a bowl and keep aside.
Take one bread slice, spread butter on one side of the bread and place it on the non stick grill tawa.
Gently spread the mint - walnut pesto sauce on top of it and place another bread slice on it.
Brush little butter on top of the bread slice.
Flip the other side and grill it till both the sides of slices turns golden brown color.
Once done, remove from the tawa and repeat the process for the remaining slices.
Serving Options :
Serve hot with any fresh juice.