Pesto Tea Sandwiches with Crisp Sautéed Asparagus

These are delicious pesto sandwiches with creamy avocado and bell peppers on whole wheat bread.  My friend Roli made these tea sandwiches for an afternoon get together and served them with crisp sautéed asparagus. 

IMG_2220.jpg

Pesto Tea Sandwiches with Bell Peppers, Avocado & Crisp Sautéed Asparagus
recipe courtesy of Roli

Ingredients:

  • 8 whole grain wheat bread slices, crusts removed
  • 8 – 10 tbsp pesto sauce ( I bought mine from Trader Joe’s) but Roli made hers at home
  • 1 bell pepper cut thinly
  • 2 avocados peeled and cut into thin slices
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch asparagus spears
  • Olive oil
  • 1 lemon

Directions:

  • Spread pesto sauce on bread slices.  Add sliced avocado and bell pepper.  Squeeze some lemon juice on the avocado slices.

IMG_2222 (1).jpg

IMG_2204.jpg

  • Add salt and pepper to taste and a drizzle of olive oil.

IMG_2205

  • Close the sandwiches and cut into quarters.  Place on a platter.

IMG_2206

IMG_2210.jpg

  • Sauté asparagus in 1 tbsp olive oil until crisp and charred – about 10 minutes. Turn the stove off. Add salt and pepper.  Spread the asparagus on the sandwich platter.

IMG_2214

  • Sandwiches are ready.

IMG_2238

Cook’s Notes:  Feel free to add slices of Swiss cheese or any other cheese to turn these sandwiches into an even more filling meal.  Serve with lemonade and fresh fruit for a light and nutritious lunch option.

IMG_2234.jpg

IMG_2238

 

5 thoughts on “Pesto Tea Sandwiches with Crisp Sautéed Asparagus”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s