Basil Pesto Sunshine Sandwich Recipe

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.

Basil Pesto Sunshine Sandwich Recipe

How To Make Basil Pesto Sunshine Sandwich

Italian-inspired sandwich with pesto and cheese

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins


  • 2 ciabatta bread, cut in half horizontally
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 6 tbsp basil pesto, prepared
  • 4 tbsp sun dried tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 cup red peppers, roasted & cut into strips
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup basil leaves, fresh


  1. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise and basil pesto. Set it aside.
  2. Toast your bread, then spread the pesto onto one half of the bread.
  3. Spread the other half with sun-dried tomatoes.
  4. Arrange roasted red peppers on the bottom piece.
  5. Cover with feta cheese, then fresh basil.
  6. Top with the remaining slice of bread. Repeat until you have 2 sandwiches.
  7. Place cocktail picks on opposite ends of the sandwich to hold them in place. Slice each diagonally, forming 2 triangular halves. You should have 4 triangular halves in total.
  8. Serve immediately!


  • Sugar: 8g
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  • Calcium: 435mg
  • Calories: 477kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Cholesterol: 76mg
  • Fat: 35g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 161mg
  • Protein: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 1459mg
  • Vitamin A: 2505IU
  • Vitamin C: 51mg
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