Healthy living

Gourmet vegetarian sandwich

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2


  • 4 slices thick wholegrain bread
  • 2 teaspoons basil pesto
  • 1 cup baby spinach, rocket or butter lettuce leaves
  • 2 small tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup drained 97 per cent fat-free semi-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup drained 97 per cent fat-free marinated artichokes, chopped
  • 1/4 small red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 8 basil leaves, roughly torn
  • 4 slices shaved reduced-fat Swiss cheese


1. Spread 2 slices of bread with pesto, then place half of the remaining ingredients on each slice before finishing with the remaining slices of bread. Cut sandwich in half.  


  • Replace Swiss cheese with 4 baby boccincini, thinly sliced.
  • Replace pesto with baba ghanoush (eggplant dip) or hummus.
  • Add in any vegetables such as mushrooms, sweet potato or eggplant that have been chargrilled with minimal oil.
  • Toast in a sandwich maker until heated through and golden brown.

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