Monday 30 September 2013

Pesto-Cottage Cheese Sandwich | Quick Bite



Hi All!!!

I’m here with yet another easy to make, quick fix sandwich which I personally love a lot. There’s a tea bar named kettle close to my home, apart from the various flavours of tea they also serve sandwiches, muffins and a few desserts. I love this place and whenever possible, me and the kid hang out there.


Amongst the variety of the sandwiches that Kettle serves, is also the Pesto-Paneer Sandwich and I order it most of the times when I visit the place. I normally stock up Basil leaves in my refrigerator and use it largely for flavouring. But this time I took some time out and made some fresh Basil pesto. It’s not that I’ve not made pesto earlier but in the last few months the leaves would finish before I could think of grinding them.

I love the freshness of the Basil leaves, it just refreshes my mind. I love to play around with this herb creatively and innovatively in my dishes. Have posted a few recipes earlier using this herb and my favourite amongst them is the bruschetta!!

This time I spent a good time peeling the pine nuts which gives an authentic taste to the pesto but I excused myself from adding the parmesan cheese as I was planning to use the Cottage Cheese. This sandwich is ready to eat in flat ten minutes if you have a pesto made in advance and there’s no big recipe behind the filling, it can be quite a flexible mix based on your taste buds..


Pesto-Cottage Cheese Sandwich

Preparation Time:5mins | Cooking Time: 3mins/ sandwich | Serves:3-4 | Difficulty Level:Easy


6-8 bread slices (I used whole wheat)

2-3tbsp Home made basil pesto

chilli flakes ( as required)

Italian seasoning (as required)

Freshly ground pepper (as required)

salt (if required)

olive oil (if required)

150gms soft cottage cheese/ paneer


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Cube the cottage cheese into small cubes and mix it with the pesto, chilli flakes, Italian seasoning, black pepper and salt. After mixing if you find that the stuffing is dry, mix a little olive oil.

Meanwhile preheat the sandwich maker or the panini grill. Spread the mix evenly on a bread slice and then cover it with the second slice of bread.

Apply oil or use oil spray on the grill and place the sandwich. Grill for 2-3mins.

Remove the sandwich from the grill, cut the sandwich into halves and serve hot with some tomato sauce.


Sending this to my event ‘ONLY’ Sandwiches, burgers and Panini, guest hosted by Savi-Ruchi.

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Angie's Recipes said...

A lovely sandwich! I love pesto cottage cheese filling!

Anonymous said...

I love cottage cheese filling and I also pesto! Nice clicks.


R said...

looks super delicious! luv the colors.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Jaw dropping pics of an awesome looking sandwich.

Poornimacookbook said...

Cottage cheese is my sons favourite and i am planning to prepare this for lunch box. Thanks for sharing the easy cum yummy recipe.

Unknown said...

very very delicious combo and sandwich looks super yummy dear !! :) very nice clicks and presentation :)

Magees kitchenworld said...

That looks so colorful and filling sounds Yummy

Nargis Aara said...

Loevely colors showing out :x

Vimitha Durai said...

Sandwich looks so good dear

Unknown said...

Sandwich looks yumm and delcious, am happy you made them :)

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

I'm a huge fan of pesto in that sandwich!

Priya Suresh said...

Pesto and cheese,omg i want that sandwich..

Filling and inviting.

sushmita pandit said...

I love pesto and this is just a superb recipe....

Unknown said...

Love the idea of Pesto and Paneer.. will try it soon


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