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Caprese Arugula Pesto Sandwiches

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 14 ingredients
  • 3 servings
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Bake up fresh French bread and top it with the makings of a classic caprese salad.

Brooke McLay
July 16, 2013

Ingredients

1
can Pillsbury™ Simply® refrigerated rustic French bread
2
cups torn arugula
1/2
cup fresh basil leaves
1/4
cup fresh mint leaves
1
clove garlic
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2
tablespoons pine nuts
1/3
cup olive oil
Salt to taste
1/4
cup mayonnaise
Grated peel from 1 lemon
5
thick slices mozzarella cheese
1
large ripe tomato, sliced
5
to 6 large basil leaves

Steps

  • 1 Bake bread as directed on can. Cool completely.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in food processor or blender, place arugula, basil, mint, garlic, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts and oil. Cover; blend until pureed. Add salt to taste.
  • 3 In small bowl, stir together mayonnaise and lemon peel.
  • 4 Cut bread lengthwise down center. Spread arugula mixture (pesto) on bottom half of bread; spread mayonnaise mixture on top half. Top bottom half with mozzarella slices, tomato slices and basil leaves. Cover with top half of bread. Cut loaf into 3 sandwiches.
  • 1 Bake bread as directed on can. Cool completely.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in food processor or blender, place arugula, basil, mint, garlic, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts and oil. Cover; blend until pureed. Add salt to taste.
  • 3 In small bowl, stir together mayonnaise and lemon peel.
  • 4 Cut bread lengthwise down center. Spread arugula mixture (pesto) on bottom half of bread; spread mayonnaise mixture on top half. Top bottom half with mozzarella slices, tomato slices and basil leaves. Cover with top half of bread. Cut loaf into 3 sandwiches.

Expert Tips

In place of the homemade arugula pesto, save time by using prepared basil pesto from the refrigerated section of your local supermarket.

For the best flavor, look for fresh mozzarella in the gourmet, deli cheese section of your local grocery store.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
597
% Daily Value
Total Fat
57g
88%
Saturated Fat
12g
63%
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Sodium
1110mg
46%
Potassium
363mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
3g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
39%
39%
Calcium
45%
45%
Iron
13%
13%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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