6/11/10

Tomato, Mozzarella, Garlic Scape Pesto Sandwich

Almost exactly a year ago, I made a Panzanella salad from tomatoes, bread basil and mozzarella. Last weekend, amidst cooking and photographing recipes for Robyn Webb, I needed a quick lunch and decided to make a sandwich from the same ingredients you find in a panzanella salad.

Alas, I had no basil. What I did have, however, was leftover garlic scape pesto.


This is definitely not a recipe, but just an idea.



Toast a few slices of bread, spread each slice with garlic scape pesto, place slices of fresh tomatoes and mozzarella in-between the bread slices.


This was a great summery sandwich that took just a few minutes to prepare. You can make multiple variations: use roasted peppers instead of tomatoes, use any other type of cheese, use regular pesto instead of garlic scapes.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Add some prosciutto and you have yourself a perfect sandwich!

Sorry, but I have to have meat with every meal or else it's just a snack :)

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a lovely summer sandwich. I don't think this could possibly be more delicious... unless maybe it was grilled ;) (yes, I'm naughty).
Have a great weekend.
*kisses* HH

Velva said...

Beautiful Summer sandwich. Very nice.

Juliana said...

Nice and sandwich...so refreshing!

Carolyn said...

Oh, fun! I just saw this go by on Tastespotting. It's everything you promised it would be (and everything I've been eating for lunch for the past two weeks).

Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said...

That sandwich looks amazing! Tomato + mozzarella is one of my favorites, can't wait for tomatoes to be in season here in NY. :)

Jenn

Sophie said...

I also make lovely sandwiches as this one & garlic scape pesto from my own hone grown garlic scapes!!

There is nothing better then that!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love paninis with mozzarella, tomato and pesto..

Lisa said...

Olga, I popped in to gush about your smoothie from Natasha's 5 star makeover, but lo and behold, this sandwich greets me - beckoning me to try it! if this was just an 'idea', why aren't you writing a cookbook? You are one creative gal! :) Bookmarking this AND about 10 other recipes!

Ms. WhitePlates said...

These three ingredients are some of my favourites! Tomato sandwiches were one of the only things I could eat when I was pregnant (fierce morning sickness) but this is definitely a dressed up version. Beautiful!

Stella said...

Yum-vegetarian and delicious. I like it. This is real summer food for hot days like yesterday (ugh)...

dining room table said...

This is a perfect snack or even a meal! Pretty healthy and yummy!

Eileen said...

I believe you have captured summer on a sandwich! Looks amazing.