Grilled Portobello and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich with Pistachio Pesto

Grilled Portobello and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich with Pistachio Pesto


While I was doing research for the pistachio pesto that I made I came across the idea of using it in a portobello sandwich on Tung in Cheek. I often enjoy using pestos as a condiment or a spread in sandwiches and I had been wanting to try grilling up a portabello mushroom and throwing it into a sandwich for a while. I just had to make sure to remember to reserve some of the pistachio pesto for the sandwich. I was thinking that a roasted red pepper would go really well with the grilled portabello in the sandwich. Since I really like the roasted red pepper and balsamic vinegar combo I wanted to work some balsamic vinegar into the sandwich and I did so by brushing the mushroom with it before grilling it. I still had some of the spinach from making the pesto so I threw some of that into the sandwich instead of the more common lettuce. Of course it would not be a sandwich without the bread and my first choice was a nice ciabatta. The grilled portobello and roasted red pepper sandwich with pistachio pesto turned out really well! I liked the way that the grilled portobello worked in a sandwich. It was nice and meaty and filling all the while being a mushroom which is always tops in my books. The roasted red pepper and balsamic vinegar added a ton of flavour to the sandwich and the pesto added a really nice creaminess and freshness. I am now looking forward to experimenting with more portobello sandwiches.

Grilled Portobello and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich with Pistachio Pesto

(makes 1 sandwich)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 portobello mushroom
balsamic vinegar
olive oil
1 roasted red pepper
1 handful spinach
1 tablespoon pistachio pesto (or basil pesto)
2 slices of bread or 1 bun (I used ciabatta)

Directions:
1. Brush the mushroom with balsamic vinegar.
2. Brush the grill with oil.
3. Grill the portobello mushroom until tender, about 3-6 minutes per side.
4. Assemble sandwich.

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35 comments:

Lisa said...

I'm not usually a sandwich person, but this is irresistible. I can never resist mushrooms and paired with that pesto and served on ciabatta bread .. oh goodness!

VeggieGirl said...

STUFFED deliciousness.

Ginny said...

Looks great! I love grilled portobello sandwiches... I don't know why i've ever made it at home! :)

maybelles mom said...

great vegetarian sandwich.

The Duo Dishes said...

Tell Subway to call it a day! This is much better than any sammie you can buy. Mmmm, 'stachio pesto. Yum.

Rachel said...

That looks phenomenal! So many colors!

Chef Fresco said...

Sammies are about our favorite thing to make. This one looks delicious! Especially w. the pistachio pesto!

Tiffiny Felix said...

Gracious, this looks wonderful...yummy!

Mache said...

I'm totally making this sandwich asap! Thanks for posting! :-)

Jennifer said...

That looks SO good!! I love roasted red peppers in dishes with pesto!

teresa said...

this is lovely, what a delicious sandwich!

Ivy said...

What a lovely vegetarian sandwich!!!

Cucinista said...

You always come up with such great recipes. I like that this is really a whole meal in a sandwich. Great idea to brush the mushrooms with balsamic before cooking.

Manggy said...

I had this in a restaurant once-- the sweet-earthy combination is just gorgeous.

Soma said...

Portobello, roasted pepper & pistachio pesto are all BIG WOWS! Kevin you rock..just imagining myself taking a huge toothy bite out of this.

Anncoo said...

WOW, this looks delicious!

Joanne said...

What a fantastic use for that pistachio pesto! I bought some pistachios at Trader Joes yesterday to make it.

Cookin' Canuck said...

As soon as I saw this, I truly started to salivate. What a great use for your pistachio pesto! In my mind, this is the perfect sandwich.

Noodlegirl said...

Interesting I would love to try that. Ahh miss coming to your blog I been really slacking on my blog reading

Psychgrad said...

This looks really flavourful. I particularly want to sit down with a loaf of that bread.

Bridgett said...

I would definitely give this one a go! Sounds and looks yummy.

daphne said...

Love the idea of the pistachio pesto. Can put my food processor into good use!

Sandwiches can be fun too!!!

ejm said...

Excellent idea to use pistachios in pesto! And your sandwich is looking very very close to the best sandwich I ever had - the sandwich by which all sandwiches are measured - when walking in Italy: pieces of thinly sliced pecorino di San Gimignano and the most gorgeous emerald green coloured basil pesto slathered on the crustiest whole grain slipper bread. I loved how the pesto, that had so much basil and clearly the most wonderful golden olive oil, had oozed into the bread.

-Elizabeth

(putting pistachios on the grocery list....)

Jacqueline said...

I love this sandwich Kevin! You have managed to combine some of my very favourite ingredients in one sandwich. This is on my to-do-list, to have soon.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

It never fails to amaze me how you come up with these fabulous ideas.

Rabbittrick said...

Mmm.. I like it when people play with pesto. It never occurred to me to mix with pistachio, though! I simply adore the versatility of pesto, especially that it pairs great with almost everything!

one other great mix I came across was with red bell peppers.

noobcook said...

looks like a perfect combi. Your sandwich looks so appealing!

amandalouden said...

this is my favorite sandwich at the moment. YUM>

Olga said...

ooh, the layers look so professional! love pistachios.

oneshotbeyond said...

I really need to venture out to making great sandwiches. I always forget how magnificent they can be! Yours looks like a masterpiece.

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jDub said...

oh YUm! i would totally add a slice of burrata cheese on that bad boy.

Cara said...

I could totally eat this for lunch today.

Angela said...

this looks delicious! i included your picture in a post i did about portobello sandwiches. i gave you credit and linked back to this page. here's the link - http://wp.me/p1cn3Q-rF

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