Wednesday, November 20, 2013

4pure4lunch: sandwich with homemade pesto, pine nuts, cheese and ham

As you used to I present you a lunch recipe. This time a sandwich again (I love a warm sandwich when it's getting cold), but this time one with a Mediterranean twist.

Ingredients (1 sandwich):
  •  2 slices bread;
  • 1 handful basil;
  • 50 grams old cheese or Parmesan;
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts;
  • 1 clove of garlic;
  • 50-100 mL olive oil;
  • 3 slices mature cheese;
  • 1 slice ham.
  • Sandwich grill;
  • Kitchen machine with knife.
Roast 1 tablespoon of pine nuts on low heat in a dry frying pan until they are slightly colored and smell nutty. Turn of the heat and poor the nuts in a bowl. Take the ham and put it in the hot frying pan and on low heat, bake it until it's browned.
In the kitchen machine bowl put the basil, old cheese (or Parmesan), 2 tablespoons of pine nuts and 1 clove of garlic. Turn on the kitchen machine and slice everything to very small pieces and until it's well mixed. Add one tablespoon of olive oil each time and turn on the kitchen machine to mix until the pesto gets the right thickness.
Take a slice of bread and smear the pesto on one side. Lay the cheese on the pesto and the ham on the slices cheese. Sprinkle the pine nuts on top. Layer with the second slice of bread and put in the sandwich grill until it's done.

Tips en Tricks:
  • This is also a very nice idea for an open baguette. Slice the baguette and smear the pesto on each half. Layer each half with the cheese and ham and sprinkle with the pine nuts. Put the two pieces of baguette under the grill for 2 minutes or until the cheese is molten;
  • The pesto is also delicious when used through a bowl of spaghetti or to add taste to mashed potatoes.
4pure4lunch: tosti with homemade pesto, pine nuts, cheese and ham


1 comment:

yummychunklet said...

Delicious looking sandwich.