Pastry Recipes

Spinach pesto sandwich and grilled chicken with cucumber

Here’s a new recipe as usual very greedy for it Spinach pesto sandwich and grilled chicken. I’m not going to recreate the world with this recipe or the ham and cheese club sandwich or else the sandwich with tuna and hard-boiled eggs. No, I like to innovate because I think it’s fun and original! You can really enjoy yourself in the kitchen and make recipes with many colors. Well on this side I think the bet is made with all this very flashy green!

I always retouch my photos a little bit so you feel like it, it’s really part of the styling/retouching I do for every shot. And this green was still very intense even without editing. Because as they say, we already eat with our eyes

So for this time I chose to have a precooked baguette from my usual organic store. It ensures that I am not under the pressure of making the recipe during the day. Then I realized my spinach pesto† As with a classic pesto with garlic, olive oil, pine nuts and parmesan, I used fresh spinach for the basil. Pesto is really a recipe that you can adapt and replace with cheese, pine nuts and herbs. In short, I love pesto, I think you got that.

To accompany this pesto sandwich, I chose to use chicken aiguillettes, really fresh cucumber with spinach to replace the salad as well, and finally dried tomatoes. It’s fresh, it’s good and it’s delicious. Hopefully this will give you a good idea of ​​a quickly prepared snack for your hiking trips, in the woods on the beach or at the office!

The ingredients for this Spinach and Chicken Pesto Sandwich recipe

For this recipe Spinach and chicken pesto sandwich I therefore chose to take a pre-cooked baguette for convenience. You can also make your own bread, use sandwich bread, Mauricettes, wholemeal or cereal bread. It is, as usual, a recipe infinitely adaptable to your taste and the contents of your cupboards.

healthy recipe - Spinach and chicken pesto sandwich
Spinach and chicken pesto sandwich

and for the spinach pesto I chose to use garden fresh spinach instead of basil. But just like the traditional recipe, there’s Parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil and pine nuts. You can completely customize the pesto.

For example, spinach can be replaced with basil like the classic recipe, but also with kale. For pine nuts, these can also be replaced by almonds or hazelnuts. And finally, the Parmesan cheese could be replaced by goat cheese, but also dried ricotta. In this case, don’t forget to add a little salt, because salt like lemon juice has a flavor enhancer. And finally, the clove of garlic I added could be replaced with wild garlic, an acquaintance of mine who lives in the mountains.

And finally, add sun-dried tomatoes and cucumber for this pesto sandwich. As usual, really rely on seasonal fruits and vegetables. Tomatoes are not in season, so it’s quite possible to use dried tomatoes instead. In addition, a few years ago I had already made a recipe for homemade dried tomatoes on the blog. It takes a very long time to make but taste has nothing to do with taste.

Anyway, if you make this pesto sandwich recipe or if you like it, don’t hesitate to give me your feedback in the comments!

healthy recipe - Spinach and chicken pesto sandwich

Spinach and chicken pesto sandwich

A very gourmet recipe to make your sandwiches different!

Preparation time 30 min

Cooking time 10 min

Type of dish Sandwich

kitchen without egg

Portions 1 sandwich

calories 945 calories

  • 1 bread of your choice, here 185g

Pesto sandwiches X3

  • 75 g fresh spinach leaf
  • 65 g Grated parmesan cheese
  • 40 ml olive oil
  • 30 g pine nuts
  • 1/2 pod garlic

the garnish

  • 85 g chicken breast aiguillette here
  • 30 g cucumber
  • 25 g dried tomato
  • fresh spinach leaf
  • Pour the olive oil into the blender with the pine nuts, parmesan, garlic and fresh spinach. Blend until you get a smooth pesto.
  • Cut the bread in half and add the pesto inside with the chicken previously grilled with a little olive oil, the dried tomatoes, the chopped spinach, the cucumbers and sprinkle with pine nuts for tasting.

Nutritional information

Spinach and chicken pesto sandwich

Amount per serving (1 sandwich)

calories 945 Lipids 369

% of daily intake*

Lipids 41g63%

Saturated fat 9g45%

cholesterol 45mg15%

Sodium 1327mg55%

potassium 1735mg50%

carbohydrates 107g36%

13g fiber52%

Sugar 21g23%

Protein 42g84%

Iron 12mg67%

* Percent Daily Values ​​based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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