Tomato, Brie, and Pesto Sandwich


Tomato, Brie, and Pesto Sandwich

One of my favorite French restaurants, Le Reve, has an amazing sandwich that I love to recreate at home when tomatoes are in season. Find the best bread you can (I tried a yummy ciabatta from a local bakery, Troubadour), spread on bright basil pesto, and top with slices of in-season tomatoes and creamy brie. A good brie will be so runny you won’t even need to grill the sandwich to get it to spread. You can sprinkle on a little fresh pepper or even a light drizzle of honey to dress up the sandwich even more, but I don’t think you’ll need it.

Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best, aren’t they?

P.S. If you don’t want to make your own pesto, check out the Kirkland brand at Costco. It’s pretty good for being bottled! Only warning, its a huge bottle and goes fast, so be prepared with other recipes if you go this route.


 

Brie, Tomato, and Basil Sandwich
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Brie, Tomato, and Basil Sandwich
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
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Instructions
  1. Lay out all eight slices of bread. Spread the pesto evenly on all slices. Top four slices with tomatoes, then brie. Sprinkle on a little salt and pepper. Top with the other slice and carefully slice in half.
Recipe Notes

If you already have a favorite pesto recipe, use it here. Otherwise, I like this one from Simply Recipes (using walnuts or even pecans to save money) or the bottled stuff from Costco.

Nutrition Facts
Brie, Tomato, and Basil Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 470mg 20%
Potassium 186mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 20%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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