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Veggie Basil Pesto Sandwich – Sehr Gut!

“Oh, this is good!” – The first words that came out of Wendy’s mouth after she took her first bite of our experimental sandwich.

On Tuesday we decided to experiment a bit and make a veggie sandwich that I had seen at my work’s cafeteria. It is basically sauteed vegetables, some mozzarella cheese, basil pesto, and some flat bread. The sandwich was then George Foreman’d for a couple minutes to melt the cheese and warm the bread. It kind of brought the whole sandwich together, literally.

I didn’t think it would be too hard to replicate, so we gave it a try.

Here is our ingredient list:

  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • cauliflower
  • squash
  • zucchini
  • asparagus
  • green pepper
  • Naan bread or flat-bread choice
  • mozzarella cheese
  • basil pesto


  • saute the vegetables in olive oil and some garlic (season the veggies a little bit if you like)
  • place desired amount of sauteed vegetables on a piece of Naan bread (or choice of flat-bread)
  • add desired amount of mozzarella cheese
  • spread desired amount of basil pesto on a second piece of Naan bread (or choice of flat-bread) and place on top of the veggies and cheese
  • cook for couple minutes in George Foreman-type grill
  • remove and enjoy!

Wendy and I have had this twice already this week! The second time we just steamed the vegetables, placed the veggies in a bowl, and added a bit of olive oil plus seasonings. Streaming probably got the veggies ready a bit quicker versus sauteing and used less oil.

Naan, Veggies, and Cheese

Veggie Pesto Sandwich - stage 1

The magic basil pesto spread.

Naan and pesto

Sir George helping bring it all together!

The Foreman

The veggie goodness – ready for consumption.

Veggie Basil Pesto Sandwich

What are some of your favorite quick and healthy recipes?

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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