June 17, 2013

Spinach Pesto Sandwich

I am fully willing to admit that I miss one thing about Alaska.  I expected this to happen. 

I cannot get those spinach pesto wraps anymore.  Those ones that I ate almost every Sunday for 3 months (click on the link above to see a picture).

Normally, I'm not a sandwich person at all.  I just don't care about them.  Not that I don't care for them. I just don't care one way or the other. Sandwiches could disappear and I'd be okay with it.  I'm one of those people who will not go near mayonnaise.  Sandwiches tend to hide mayonnaise really well, so I've become used to saying "no, thanks" when sandwiches are around (just in case).

But this particular flavor combination is something I would eat if you topped a slab of wood with it.  It's that good!  Heck, I would even eat it on salmon, or meatloaf, or any of those other foods I refuse to touch.  Maybe.

So, to make this restaurant-quality sandwich, you need certain ingredients.  The combination of the feta, pesto, balsamic, and sun-dried tomatoes gives it an unbelievably rich taste.  Don't leave any of that out!  It took me a couple of tries to perfect the flavor, so I've really done the hard work for you (taste-testing and all).

My only complaint is that it's a lot of ingredients.  But these kind of ingredients last forever in the fridge, so aside from buying fresh veggies, this is something you can keep in the back of your head to make for lunch or a quick dinner (maybe with some couscous?) when you're in a pinch.

Spinach Pesto Flatbread

1 flatbread
1 roma tomato, diced or sliced
Some red onion, diced or sliced
Feta, 2-3 T., crumbled
Cucumber, diced or sliced
Sun-dried tomatoes, 4 or 5 little slices
Pesto (homemade or jarred), 1 T.
Balsamic vinegar, 1 t. drizzled
Baby spinach

On top of your flatbread, spread the pesto evenly (like you're saucing a pizza). Drizzle on the balsamic, sprinkle on the feta and sun-dried tomatoes.  Pile on the onion, tomato, cucumber, and spinach to your liking.  Bell pepper would be great too.

Fold it in half and press down (it'll be messy).  Cut in half to eat or you can eat it like a taco. Enjoy!


  1. This looks so good. I love sandwiches like this. And, I have to say, I think yours looks even better than the ones you use to buy.

  2. That pesto? Is the best. I make special trips to Walmart just to get it. It has completely replaced mayo in this house! YUM.

  3. I'm definitely not a pesto fan, but I might just make an exception for this! It definitely looks amazing.
    In other news, I've gotten four of my friends addicted to Downton Abbey. They won't text me back anymore because they're too busy watching! Thanks a lot Kristin.
    *just kidding ;)

  4. Don't know if your area has a Crazy Bowl and Wraps but my hubby loves their pesto wraps...something to check out.

    And we're going to branson now in July for our anni - any particular restaurants pop out at you while you were there? I've been googling it because its been awhile since we've gone down there and I know you were there not too long ago!

  5. This looks so good. I think it looks better than the wrap, too!


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