Ultimate 4-Layer Vegan Sandwich



“You’re crazy.”

Those were the encouraging words that came out of Eric’s mouth when I told him I was hoping to post 20 times this month for Vegan Mofo. [Here is my first introductory post + recipe in case you missed it.]

“Twenty TIMES?”


He is right, it is crazy, but I’ve always liked a good challenge. For those of you who don’t know, Vegan Mofo encourages participating bloggers to post each day for the month of September, or at least aim for 20 posts (5 posts a week). I haven’t posted that frequently since I was knee high to a grasshopper!

My normal blog posts usually take me a few days each from start to finish, so I may need a miracle to make this 20 posts in a month thing happen. Or at least, a good streak of recipe testing. Dream big or go home, right? There’s no crying in baseball! err…blogging.

If all goes according to plan you will likely see much more of me this month. How much more is yet to be determined, but one thing is for sure; I am super excited for this month’s theme! I can’t promise I’ll crank out 20 posts, but I will do my best to make you sick of me by the end of the month.


My second recipe for Vegan Mofo is one that I couldn’t wait to share. I’m going to try to hold back the drool while I talk about it. Just be glad this isn’t a video recipe or things could get weird.

I don’t think I’ve ever made a better sandwich than this, vegan or not. Normally, I don’t post sandwich recipes on the blog because I think they are slap together meals, but this…I just had to share.


I often make toasted sandwiches with hummus, avocado, and tomato – they never fail – but this time I wanted to kick things up a few notches with a homemade nut-free pesto. The 4 layers are made up of hummus (I went with Tribe roasted garlic – so obsessed with it right now), avocado, tomato, and homemade Sun-dried Tomato, Hemp, Basil Pesto. Dear lord. Oh, and some red pepper flakes, freshly ground pepper, and sea salt because we’re living on the edge. The only thing I would change next time is to add lettuce for a little crunch – I totally forgot the lettuce while sitting on the ground lining up toasted bread slices to photograph. Priorities?

This is serious business, this sandwich creation.


The homemade pesto commands the taste bud’s attention with its tangy, flavourful ingredients – sun-dried tomatoes, lemon, basil, garlic – oh yea! It’s a new fav. Thanks to the hemp seeds it’s nut-free and higher in protein to boot. I actually created this recipe last year, but since I’m not including it in the cookbook anymore I get to share it with you early. Also worth noting – dipping carrot sticks into this pesto is a tasty way to make carrot sticks exciting. Or, the pesto makes enough for 4 sandwiches (2 tbsp per sandwich) or 1 epic, sandwich-of-your-dreams (1/2 cup pesto)…your call. One thing is for sure, you have to make this as soon as possible.


[PS – red pepper flakes are the new party confetti.]

5 from 2 reviews

Ultimate 4-Layer Vegan Sandwich

Vegan, no bake/raw, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free


Toasted sprouted grain bread is slathered with hummus and homemade sun-dried tomato hemp pesto all topped off with sliced avocado, tomato, and red pepper flakes. This is one vegan sandwich that you won't soon forget! Add some lettuce for a nice crunch. This would also be fantastic in a wrap if you don't want to use toasted bread. For a gluten-free option, use gluten-free bread (or wrap) or try serving it wrapped in Bibb lettuce for a grain-free option.

4 sandwiches
Prep time
Cook time
0 Minutes


For the Sun-dried Tomato Hemp Basil Pesto: (makes 1/2 cup)
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (about 6)
  • 1/4 cup hulled hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For the sandwich:
  • sprouted-grain bread (or wraps or Bibb lettuce)
  • 2 tablespoons hummus
  • 2 tablespoons Sun-dried Tomato Hemp Basil Pesto (from above)
  • 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 thin tomato slices
  • lettuce
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • pinch of salt & pepper


  1. For the pesto: Mince garlic in a food processor. Add the rest of the pesto ingredients and process until the pesto is smooth, stopping to scrape down the bowl as needed.
  2. Toast the bread in a toaster.
  3. Spread bread with hummus and pesto (one on each). Layer on the avocado, tomato, and lettuce. Sprinkle on red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Slice in half and enjoy!


Note: I use Food for Life Ezekiel sprouted grain bread.



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1 Katy @ Katy's Kitchen September 4, 2013

This is my kind of sandwich and would be perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! I’m obsessed with hummus but never thought of combining it with pesto. Yum!


2 GaietyGirl September 4, 2013

So many of my favourite things in one sandwich. Looks delish! Think I’ll finally have to give making my own pesto a go – thanks :)


3 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat September 4, 2013

This is totally my kind of sandwich! IT would be perfect to take to lunch with me!


4 Averie @ Averie Cooks September 4, 2013

That hummus is just silky smooth. MMmmm! And the basil pesto. Tomatoes are my fave and the sundrieds and the fresh – two types in one recipe – this is a perfect sandwich for me!


5 Lauren @ The Highlands Life September 4, 2013

Yum. That does look awesome!!


6 Alexis @ Hummusapien September 4, 2013

I’ve been obsessed with basil hummus, avocado, tomato and chive sandwiches on toasted Ezekiel with lots of cracked pepper….there’s something about a toasty sandwich that just gets me! YUM.


7 [email protected] September 4, 2013

Homemade pesto Yum!!! 20 times this month good luck!! That is a lot of editing and recipe testing oh gosh I am in agreement with Eric on this one!!! It will be nice to see more of you and what you come up with! I am looking forward to all the creativity!


8 gretchen September 4, 2013

I don’t have a food processor. I do have a Vitamix though. Can you recommend an affordable food processor? Thank you! Gretchen


9 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2013

I use a Cuisinart and I love it. Mine is a 14 cup but it’s not necessary to go that large (they come in smaller sizes too). goodluck with your search! Also, it might be possible to make pesto in a Vitamix too. I haven’t tried it myself though because I prefer the processor when making spreads.


10 Cara November 18, 2013

I bet you could use the Vitamix, just on a lower setting. I have the 5200 model and it does a pretty good job chopping at Variable setting 4 or so.


11 Abby @ Change of Pace September 4, 2013

Those sound and look delectable! Thanks so much for the recipe.
Ha ha- I love that red pepper flakes are the new confetti! That would actually be really cute for a mexican fiesta!
Good luck with the 20 posts. I hope you do it so I can try some awesome new recipes!


12 Erica { EricaDHouse.com } September 4, 2013

That looks divine! I love the taste of avocado + tomato. Definitely making this for work next week!


13 Janessa September 4, 2013

I love every single thing about this post. Especially the pics! And the recipe. And your writing.

I know what you mean about posting so frequently; it takes me days to write, edit my writing, edit photos, and format my posts, which is why I’ve never done it before. But I decided to make short little snippets of blog posts, so I won’t get overwhelmed. I’m more than impressed that your posts still read and look like you’re spent days perfecting them!


14 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2013

You are too kind my dear :)
I love your idea of snippets – I seem to have a problem with verbal diarrhea so even when I try to keep it short, I end up blabbing on and on. hah. I am more than impressed that you are doing this challenge while traveling!


15 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh September 4, 2013

Hey, I’m down with sandwich recipes anytime you want to post ’em! It’s one item that can get pretty routine so I’m always up for new suggestions like this one! :)


16 Ali @ inspiralized September 4, 2013

I love this post, really makes me miss my vegan days! Such a simple meal but I can tell it will be delicious, can’t wait to make it. Thanks for posting this up!


17 Kathy September 4, 2013

I am thrilled that you will be posting more frequently this month – yay! This recipe looks awesome – I will definitely try it – and the photographs are gorgeous. LOVE the look of your blog!!!


18 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health September 4, 2013

Knee high to a grasshopper, lol. 20 posts is hard to keep up with! Especially when they’re amazing recipes like this one. Pesto with hemp seeds? You have the best ideas girly. I can’t wait to try this one!


19 Kiera September 4, 2013

Thanks, this is great and simple! I have all the ingredients in my casa and homemade hummus and pesto already made! Wonderful.


20 janet @ the taste space September 4, 2013

Lovely! And finally seeing your recipes in feedly. Double score! :)


21 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2013

yessss! Eric kept tweaking the code and – finally! :)


22 Valerie Halston September 4, 2013

This sounds amazing!! Thanks for the recipe!! I love you and your blog!!


23 Grace September 4, 2013

I love avocado on sandwiches. And I love pesto. So I will have to make this:)


24 michelle September 4, 2013

Oh my gosh this looks so good! I’m always looking for quick lunch recipes so keep em coming girl! And I personally believe you can do this 20 posts thing. Then again I am being selfish wanting to see more posts. :) Keep up the good work!


25 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2013

hah well no matter what your reason for believing in me, I’m glad you do! I will need the motivation by mid month Im sure.


26 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries September 4, 2013

These are all some of my favorite foods! All together on one sandwich?! Oh man, brilliant!


27 [email protected] September 4, 2013

I’ve never put pesto on my sammy before!! I gotta try this!


28 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl September 4, 2013

This looks truly amazing, especially since homegrown tomatoes are AWESOME right now!


29 Osgmom September 4, 2013

All of my favourite sandwich ingredients in one — yeah and can’t wait to make this I’m with you on the crunch. Sliced cucumbers do it for me :)


30 [email protected] September 4, 2013

YUM You got me hooked on the Ezekiel bread, tomato paste, hummus toast for a long time several years ago! I trust your sandwich genius fully :-)


31 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2013

hah oh yeah it’s been a while since I blogged about that combo! Still love it :) Hope you enjoy this one too.


32 Lori September 4, 2013

Hi Angela,

This sandwich looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it.


33 LindseyMM September 4, 2013

Good luck Angela!! I always enjoy your posts so I am excited for this month :) I had been thinking about making another batch of pesto soon so your post is perfectly timed!! Can’t wait to try this!!


34 Laura September 4, 2013

I’ve been making this exact recipe but open-face and without the pesto for breakfast! It’s amazing! I never thought to make it a real sandwich and add pesto! So great!


35 Caitlin September 4, 2013

i am obsessed with pesto. i just love it to much. this sandwich is a dream to me. simple, whole ingredients, full of health and flavor.


36 Kyle September 4, 2013

How can a sandwich look so good. This is definitely on the cards this week.


37 Samantha September 4, 2013

First- I don’t think its possible for me to get sick of you…. I’m super happy that you are going to try though :)

Second- I just happened to make some of your roasted tomato and basil pesto for dinner last night and have left overs…. thinking I can sub that in on this sandwich!

I did have the beet smoothie for breakfast yesterday so I will be 2/2. Pretty good!!!


38 Rachel September 4, 2013

That sandwich looks awesome!

And can I say that I am really loving all the bright colors and your new graphic for vegan mofo. Your page just looks extra bright and pretty and it brightens my day (hope that makes sense!)


39 Darla kimberly September 4, 2013

This is so great!! very good for you ,for those gluten free this can work to with gluten free bread.


40 Kylie - FotV September 4, 2013

I love a good sandwich, and this one definitely looks good!


41 Jill September 4, 2013

I don’t eat sandwiches often, but I like that pesto recipe. I think I’ll try it soon with some spiralized veg pasta.

I’m not sure what knee-high with a grasshopper means (lol) but 20 posts in a month does sound like a challenge! I can barely post every other week! Good luck!


42 Kelsey September 4, 2013

I am dying over how wonderful this looks. Sandwiches normally seem boring to me, but not this one!


43 Sylvia September 4, 2013

So yummy looking! I am also pumped for 20 posts this month! You are my fav recipe blogger and since you’ve been so busy with your cookbook I’ve missed you a bit!


44 Christine @ Gotta Eat Green September 4, 2013

I am so excited that you will be doing twenty posts! Amazing! Everyone of your recipes is to die for.. so I know there are good things coming!


45 Hilary September 4, 2013

I am obsessed with toasted hummus sandwiches as well. I’m definitely going to make this pesto to make them even more amazing! I think I’ve made one of your pesto recipes before and was very impressed….so this is going to be good. Thank you!


46 Sarah September 4, 2013

This sandwich is amazing!! I was simply starving after an hour swim this morning and when I saw this post, I got so excited!
It was DELICIOUS! Thank you so much and I can’t wait for the next post!
Oh! And I had the beet smoothie for pre swim nutrition!!


47 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2013

That was quick – so glad you enjoyed it! Yes I know all about that post-swim hunger…this sandwich does sound like the perfect solution. :)


48 Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} September 4, 2013

This sandwich looks right up my alley. I love your roasted tomato pesto and am so excited you shared the new pesto with us!

I am excited that you are doing Vegan MoFo, it’ll be great to have more posts/recipes from you.


49 Michelle Wedertz September 4, 2013

Looks SO yummy! Can you suggest a possible sub for the hemp seeds–the grocery stores in my town have yet to carry them?


50 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2013

You can probably sub with any nuts of your choice – almonds or walnuts would be nice!


51 Sarah September 4, 2013

Wow looks great!! Curious how many hours start to finish does it usually take you to do one post (photos included)? You make the process look so easy!


52 Maria Tadic September 4, 2013

One of the only things I miss from my meat eating days is sandwiches. I feel like it can be difficult to throw together a tasty, filling vegan sandwich. But this looks awesome! I love all the ingredients AND i love that it’s not boring old veggies. Can’t wait to try this!


53 Abby @ The Frosted Vegan September 4, 2013

You can DO it girl!! Also, this sandwich looks perfect, a little bit of everything!


54 jyovee September 4, 2013

wow this looks super yummy…you always make me drool over my system whenever i open your blog..I wish i am your neighbor..that way i get to taste all of your heavenly healthy
vegan dishes :-))….good luck on your challenge….i love your blog and those pretty pics


55 Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe September 4, 2013

This sandwich sounds amazing! Love the pesto!


56 McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN | Nutrition Stripped September 4, 2013

I could eat this all day everyday!


57 [email protected] September 4, 2013

That hummus looks and sounds sensational!!! LOVE hemp seeds! Absolutely gorgeous..what’s your fave bread to use? I might have missed it above knowing me!


58 Sophianastasia September 4, 2013

This looks delicious. I will definitely try this. I’ve only been vegan(ok, part-time vegan, please don’t hate me) for a short time now, but am really struggling to find nice lunch alternatives.

Thank you for sharing this and good luck with your challenge!



59 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2013

I would never hate on anyone for being a part-time vegan…every choice makes a positive impact! Good for you. :)


60 Emma September 4, 2013

I adore pesto and hummus together. Adding fresh avo and tomato to the mix sounds like heaven! Your hemp pesto looks mighty tasty :)


61 Rachel from The Vegan Mishmash September 4, 2013

A good sandwich sounds incredible right now. Especially with hummus, and especially with pesto. I would probably also add tempeh bacon (my absolute favorite lately). Yum!


62 Jamie September 4, 2013

Oh my this looks amazing! I am not a huge hummus fan but the idea of combining it with pesto may just covert me. Thanks for posting!


63 Kimberly September 4, 2013

This looks incredible! Especially the pesto, making that ASAP!


64 Randi (laughfrodisiac) September 4, 2013

Absolutely making this!


65 kris September 4, 2013

uh, YUM.
and yes…red pepper flakes ARE the new party confetti :)


66 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com September 4, 2013

And now, I’m reading for my snack! Thanks for the delicious recipe, Angela :)


67 Laura September 4, 2013

I love this sandwich. I make a similiar kind of thing quite often. I even like it for breakfast sometimes. The more red pepper flakes the better.

On an unrelated note and I apologize if you have already mentioned this in your blog, but is your husband vegan too? Mine is not. For the most part my husband is very cool with the plant-based foods that I make for us and our kids. But every now and then he makes comments about how the vegan diet is not entirely satisfying him. He is free to make and eat whatever he wants, but I won’t cook meat and do not love it around the house to be honest. How do you handle this or is yours a fully veg household?


68 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 4, 2013

Hi Laura, Eric is not totally vegan, but he eats vegan a lot of the time. If he wants to prepare meat (which is very rare because he hates to cook!) he will do so for himself and chooses organic meat from a local farm. Since he doesn’t like to cook, he mostly just eats what I make so it works out. Plus, meat is expensive. It was difficult in the beginning though when he wouldn’t eat a wide variety of foods. We ended up preparing a lot of different meals during that time. Luckily the meals have grown on him. :) I think it’s important to allow him to feel free to eat what he wants and just lead by example and wow him with good food.


69 Laura September 5, 2013

Thank you, that makes sense.


70 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ September 4, 2013

What a beautiful post! I Love the nut free pesto. Good luck with you blogging challenge!


71 Catherine @ Chocolate & Vegetables September 4, 2013

I love the tomato/avocado/hummus combination, adding pesto sounds like a great way to take it to a new level! I’ll have to try the pesto soon :)


72 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 4, 2013

Hmmm…. pesto, hummus, avocado, and tomato…. it’s a PHAT sandwich! I have to say that I selfishly love that you’re doing this challenge because it means we get to hear more from you. I miss my daily dose of Ange! :) I’m so excited to make this hummus… as soon as groceries are re-stocked!


73 Caitlin September 4, 2013

This sounds like the ultimate sandwich!! Hummus + pesto + avocado? All my favourite things in one sandwich!


74 Erin @ The Grass Skirt September 4, 2013

I’ve been SO into sandwiches lately, so I am definitely making this ASAP!


75 Suzanne @ hello, veggy! September 4, 2013

Pesto AND hummus?! Great idea; it will be in my vegan belly tomorrow come lunch hour!


76 Emily - it comes naturally September 4, 2013

That looks spooked good, I miss bread even more now :-( Love ya though.


77 Helena September 4, 2013

That sandwich looks so so good! Have you tried Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi’s Basic Hummus? I’ve never been able to make such creamy hummus at home! It must be the baking soda? Anyways, it’s absolutely amazing.

Thank you for the recipe!


78 MIZ September 5, 2013

Making tonight…heres hoping it even remotely resembles yours :-)


79 Donna September 5, 2013

I’m Drooling!! I can’t wait to make this…thx!


80 Marlene Keys September 5, 2013

20 posts this month … you just made my day! Looking forward to it (and the sandwich!)


81 Crista September 5, 2013

That looks great! I love the idea of nut-free pesto!


82 Tami @Nutmeg Notebook September 5, 2013

Yum! There is a vegan restaurant we like to eat at that has a sandwich similar to this. It’s hummus. avocado , tomato, shredded carrots, red onions, red peppers, lettuce and sprouts all stacked in between two slices of multi grain bread. It’s so wonderful and I have started making them at home. I like yours with the pesto – great idea. I love a sandwich with a cup of soup for lunch.


83 Sage Grayson September 5, 2013

This sandwich looks crazy good! Ultimate indeed. :) Good luck with your MOFO posting–you can do it!


84 Jamie @lifelovelemons September 5, 2013

This looks so simple and SO GOOD. Can’t wait to try it!


85 Charlotte September 5, 2013

This sandwich looks delicious! My Dad really likes veggie sandwiches and think I will make it for the next time he visits! I made your hemp power salad with corn a couple of days a go, and it was a hit!

I am also excited for all your blog posts coming up!


86 Cathleen September 5, 2013

When I saw this recipe today, I knew I would make it for lunch today. Picked the basil this morning, made the pesto – used raw pumpkin seeds instead of the hemp (split-hemp seeds were $16 a pound at Whole Foods yesterday)….had homegrown tomatoes and a perfectly ripe avocado along with fresh humus…..this was meant to be! My husband and I adored this sandwich – the pesto makes it so tasty. I served the yummy sandwich with steamed broccoli and a small cup of fresh cantaloupe with mint….my husband called it “the perfect lunch and the perfect amount of lunch.” Thanks so much for a fabulous recipe!

Catt in Kentucky


87 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2013

Hey Catt, hah that is so great you both enjoyed it! Good call on pairing it with cantaloupe and broccoli too. :)


88 Kaitlin September 5, 2013

I haven’t had a sandwich in ages, and this looks sooooo good! Thanks for posting this Angela! I think that the sandwich is sometimes underappreciated by bloggers because of it’s supposed simplicity, but they are so awesome in all their epicness that it’s nice to be reminded that meals don’t have to be complex to taste awesome!


89 Erin September 6, 2013

Oh… My… Word…. absolutely fabulous! Would have made this Wed but did not have sun-dried tomatoes on hand. One trip to the store (for a very specific item) later, then heaven!!! Guess what I will be having for lunch again today? I may not even make it that long, it may be a brunch kind of day!


90 Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living September 6, 2013

This makes me think that I could definitely go vegan– and this time for real!


91 Andrea N September 6, 2013

The pesto is so delicious!!! I added some roasted unsalted almonds to it and it reminded me of your oven roasted tomato sauce. Sent my taste buds flying!! Once again, another fantastic recipe!


92 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2013

Awesome, so glad you enjoyed it!


93 jagruti September 6, 2013

Im sooo in love with your blog and recipes can`t wait to try this sandwich its lookkss amazinggg!!


94 Alex @ Kenzie Life September 7, 2013

Oh wow. This sandwich. This might be my favorite month of yours yet!


95 Sherry September 7, 2013

Yummy! Can’t wait to make this. So glad you are back and looking forward to getting sick of you in Sept :)


96 Ttrockwood September 7, 2013

So excited you’re doing MoFo!!
Sandwich recipes are totally blog worthy- we all can use new ideas.
This pesto sounds really amazing! How did you know i just bought hemp seeds at costco???


97 Maria September 8, 2013

This looks amazing! Hummus and avocado are a winning combination for me every time!
Yesterday for lunch I toasted some sourdough and topped with avocado mashed with a little lime juice, some chopped cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of basil olive oil- so delicious :)


98 Rachel September 8, 2013

Thank you for reintroducing hulled hemp seeds into our rotation!! Our kids are anaphylactic to tons of food items so finding allergy friendly sources of protein and fat is always difficult. I made the most delicious vegan zucchini hemp chocolate muffins mmmmmmmm! All thanks to you :)


99 Sara September 8, 2013

I have been following your blog for years now … recently I can’t help but notice just HOW amazing your photography has become. I am in awe of pretty much every picture you take. You have some serious talent. (The food looks good too … I’ve been thinking of your pink smoothie since you posted about it … tomorrow is the day :))


100 Angela (Oh She Glows) September 8, 2013

Aw Sara, thank you so much! That totally made me smile ear to ear :) Hope u enjoy the smoothie if you make it!


101 Barbara September 9, 2013

Looks amazing!
What do you recommend making with pumpkin seed butter? Just bought some but the flavour is a bit strong for me and was wondering what to put it in?

THanks , barb


102 Richele September 9, 2013

Wow your blog never ceases to amaze me. Even when i think i have seen the yummiest recipe . . they get yummier :) Mm cannot wait to make this for lunch! xx


103 Teisha Hinton September 9, 2013

I loved this recipe!! So yummy, thank you for sharing.


104 Bekah September 10, 2013

I love recipes for “slap-together meals,” as I want things that are healthy, filling and tasty but don’t have much time to cook. I also LoVe the Ezekiel sprouted bread line- I think the nutty, toasty flavor of sprouted grain bread is the perfect compliment to creamy avocadoes- plus hummus+pesto= genius!


105 Karen September 14, 2013

Angela, with this recipie, you opened my mind to being creative with sandwiches!! haha…I LOVED IT!


106 Erin September 16, 2013

I made this fantabulous sandwich today and am officially in love!!! Thank you for the awesome recipe!


107 Marion September 16, 2013

Hi Angie

I am new to your blog and have tried 4 recipes and I am enjoying every bite.!!!!


108 Charlotte September 17, 2013

I made this sandwich tonight! Yum! And the homemade pesto was great!


109 Alicia Nicole September 21, 2013

This sandwich looks incredible! I plan to make it and add some lettuce and sprouts for a little crunch. I’m constantly looking for different vegan sandwich options that I can throw together easily and take for lunch. Keep them coming!


110 Janna September 25, 2013

This is probably the best sandwich I have ever made, thank you so much for posting this recipe! I ate it three times last week and even shared with two of my coworkers who enjoyed it as much as I did. The only thing I did differently was use pine nuts in the pesto instead of hemp seeds, and packed in some shredded carrots and sliced red onion on on the sandwich.


111 Savannah September 27, 2013

This sandwich was absolutely AMAZING! Thank you for sharing your recipes (:


112 Ashey October 3, 2013

Well I was putting the pesto together and decided to blend before adding the basil and the sun dried tomatoes. OMG this would be amazing as dressing.


113 Michelle October 20, 2013

I made this today for lunch. It was fantastic and tasty even though a little heavy in the garlic which I didn’t mind at all. Sandwich ideas are always appreciated. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.


114 Sheri October 24, 2013

WOW! That pesto on its own is orgasmic!


115 Audra December 3, 2013

Made this for lunch today…..SIMPLY AMAZING. Boyfriend and I loved it so much, we made a second!


116 Elissa December 17, 2013

This sandwich is AMAZING! You weren’t kidding when you said it was the best sandwich ever. The flavor of the pesto is to die for!!!


117 Tiffany January 22, 2014

This was absolutely wonderful. So flavorful. Thanks:)


118 Carol February 18, 2014

To add an additional kick to this, you may want to look into Sabra Italian Herb Hummus. May go really good with the Pesto.


119 Avigail February 21, 2014

Hi, it looks lovely! but if I can’t get my hands on hemp seeds, what can I use instead?


120 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 22, 2014

I would try sunflower seeds? I haven’t tried it but it should be fine for the pesto.


121 Beth Sowell March 3, 2014

Add some bean sprouts and this would be even more perfect! I love hummus and avocado.


122 Pari March 7, 2014

I made these the other day and my husband said he thought about the sandwich all day long. He’s been requesting an encore ever since. So good!


123 Kathleen Campbell March 31, 2014

This was such an easy and delicious lunch! It was so filling and healthy, my husband and I loved it!


124 Cassie May 12, 2014

Holy crap, Angela. I just made this today, and I seriously think this is the best sandwich I have ever eaten.


125 Emily May 20, 2014

I was singing the praises of this gem to my coworkers today. Then, I couldn’t stop craving it…so guess what’s for dinner at my house on this hot Texas evening?!


126 Kim May 25, 2014

I work for the government and am always a candidate for random drug testing and I am worried about eating hemp seeds because I don’t want to be positive for MJ. Do you have a alternative you like also instead of hemp seeds?


127 Maddy January 11, 2015

This looks amazing, love the pesto. Adding some sprouts would make this perfect


128 Stephanie August 29, 2015

I used your recipe for the hummus and the pesto and I was so surprised!! Everything was super delicious. I made this sandwich for lunch today and I was a happy camper. This will definitely be in my routine for now on. It was really filling :) Thanks for this!!


129 Emily January 20, 2016

I had alfalfa sprouts so I threw those on instead of lettuce and it was awesome! One of the best sandwiches I’ve had. Thank you!


130 Rebecca February 4, 2016
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We have Wednesday night dinners at my church, and last night was sandwich night. I was asked to contribute 10 sandwiches. My sandwiches are usually pretty basic, but I found this recipe and decided to give it a try. What a hit!! Not only were they absolutely delicious, they looked so pretty cut into triangles and arranged on a platter. Thanks!!


131 LISA BEAN November 20, 2016
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We had this recipe many times this past summer. Awesome recipe! Highly recommended! I have made multiple recipes from this website with great results. Thanks for posting.


132 Angela Liddon November 22, 2016

So happy to hear the recipe’s been a hit, Lisa! :)


133 Dawn February 24, 2017


How long do you think the pesto will last once made? I want to make a batch for a week worth of lunches but don’t wish to make it and then let it go to waste.


134 Angela Liddon March 17, 2017

Hi Dawn, I’m not positive as it’s been a while since I made it, but I would guess that it’ll store in the fridge in an airtight container for 4 to 7 days.


135 Em July 31, 2017

Any suggestions for replacing the tomato? I hate tomatoes, but everything else sounds good


136 Angela Liddon September 1, 2017

Hi there Em, You could probably simply omit the tomatoes if you’re not a fan! Or, if you’d like to replace them with something, I bet roasted red peppers would be a nice combination. Maybe some onion? Really, feel free to experiment and make this sandwich yours. :)


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