Grilled Pesto Mozzarella Sandwich

April 27th, 2014

Go vegetarian for lunch or dinner. This quick, easy grilled pesto mozzarella sandwich is delicious and low in calories! Great for a quick meal on a weeknight. With several fresh ingredients, this sandwich will leave you feeling satisfied.

sdo nutrition-Grilled Pesto Mozzarella Sandwich

Grilled Pesto Mozzarella Sandwich

Calories: 360 calories per sandwich


  • 1 tbsp Pesto (homemade recipe below) or buy low fat packaged pesto
  • 3 thin slices part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3 slices tomato
  • 2 slices light wheat bread
  • Pam spray

Grilled Pesto Mozzarella Sandwich ingredients

For homemade Pesto sauce:

In a food processor blend together 1/4 c olive oil, 2 c packed fresh basil leaves, 1 clove garlic, 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, and 1 tbsp pine nuts. Blend until smooth. Store in refrigerator.

To make the sandwich:

In a grill pan, spray a generous amount of Pam olive oil spray. Place both slides of bread on the pan. Place cheese on one slice of bread and tomato and pesto spread on the other. Cook on low to medium heat for about five minutes or until cheese is warm. combined both slices of bread and ingredients to form a sandwhich. Remove from heat. Serve warm and enjoy!

Additional fresh ingredients to add to the sandwich: red onion, avocado, sliced radish, or any veggies you prefer.

Written by Suzie Bonder

Suzie Bonder MS RD is a Registered Dietitian in the state of New Jersey and the founder of SDO Nutrition. Suzie specializes in nutrition and weight loss counseling. Follow Suzie on twitter @SDOnutrition.

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