Basil Pesto Sunshine Sandwich

Basil Pesto Sunshine Sandwich

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    10 m
Erin Rowland
Recipe by  Erin Rowland

“This is a sandwich you'll never forget. Two kinds of pesto are spread on focaccia, which is then piled high with roasted red peppers, feta cheese and basil.”

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  1. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and basil pesto; spread onto one half of bread. Spread other half with sun-dried tomato pesto. Arrange roasted red peppers on bottom piece. Cover with feta cheese, then fresh basil. Top with remaining slice of bread.

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TGI Friday's has a dish called the Roasted Veggie Sandwich. I wanted to duplicate it, so I used this recipe. Instead of feta, I used a thick slice of mozzarella, added roasted red peppers, and spread the pesto mayo onto the foccaccia bread. Yummy...tasted pretty close to me. Thanks for the recipe Erin!



This sandwich was awesome! It caught my eye because I had most of the ingredients on hand but had to make some slight alterations. I toasted the focaccia bread slightly, then put my pesto sauce on one side and the mayo-mixed pesto sauce I happened to have from another recipe on top. I didn't have a red pepper so I used a green one. I sprinkled a little olive oil on top of the gr. pepper and a little black pepper and baked in my toaster oven for about 10 mins. I used tomato-basil feta cheese and the fresh basil leaves. Stupendous! Think it will be even better with a red pepper.



Too fatty what with the oil and mayo. Better to mix the pesto with riccotta cheese in the blender. Also, basil is expensive. We make pesto of fresh spinach leaves, parsley, lemon juice, walnuts, parmesan cheese, and canola oil. We swear by it, try it.

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Amount Per Serving (1 total)

  • Calories
  • 720 cal
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 50.2 g
  • 77%
  • Carbs
  • 40.6 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 27 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol
  • 121 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 2127 mg
  • 85%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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