Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches with White Bean Pesto

Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches with White Bean Pesto

Serves 4

These sandwiches are just as delicious made with grilled or steamed veggies. Or make just the white bean pesto and serve it as a dip with raw veggies at lunch or dinner.

Ingredients: 
  • White Bean Pesto
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked navy beans, drained
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 lemon, Juice of
  • Sandwiches
  • 1 eggplant, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 yellow squash, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 large baguette
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup baby spinach
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Method: 

For the pesto, heat oil in a small nonstick pot over medium heat. Add garlic cook until lightly browned. Transfer to a food processor, add beans, parsley, rosemary, salt, Tabasco, and lemon juice and puree until smooth and creamy. Set pesto aside.

For the sandwiches, steam eggplant, squash, and zucchini until tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. (Alternately, vegetables may also be grilled or broiled approximately 2 inches from a flame or heating element for 2 to 3 minutes until tender).

Spread half of the reserved pesto evenly over length of one side of the baguette. Layer baguette with eggplant, squash, and zucchini, then top with red onions, tomatoes, and spinach. Spread remaining pesto on the other half of the baguette and arrange it over the vegetables to make a sandwich, pressing halves together lightly. Cut into 4 pieces and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:430 calories (25 from fat), 2.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 1060mg sodium, 84g carbohydrate (16g dietary fiber, 8g sugar), 17g protein
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