Sandwiches can be a healthful, satisfying meal when you stuff them with an entire salad! Opt for a whole grain baguette — you will stay fuller longer and enjoy the hearty flavor. Purchased pesto makes this so easy, and tastes like summer in a jar.

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Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2


  • 4 cups mixed greens, or spinach
  • 2 Tbsp jarred pesto
  • 2 8-inch baguette pieces
  • 4 ounces Asiago cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 large tomato, sliced


Heat the broiler. Put the mixed greens in a medium bowl and add the pesto, tossing to coat.

Slice the baguette pieces in half lengthwise, but not all the way through, so that they open like a book. Open them and place on a sheet pan, then cover the open bread with cheese slices. Place under the broiler just until the cheese is toasted, about a minute.

Transfer the baguettes to plates and stuff with greens and tomato slices. Serve with a fork to pick up any extra greens that fall out.

Serving Suggestion

For a satisfying lunch, pair this sandwich with a cup of tomato soup or sliced fresh fruit, like peaches or nectarines when in season.

Nutritional Information

570 calories, 16 g fat, 40 mg cholesterol, 1390 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 30 g protein