Grilled open sarmie with homemade pesto
A great idea for light lunch or even just as a snack. 

Homemade pesto

You'll need:

  • 2 cups  fresh basil (leaves only)
  • ¼ cup  pine nuts 
  • ¼ cup  olive oil 
  • 1 tsp  lemon juice 
  • ¼ cup  Parmesan and garlic (optional)


  1. Add all the ingredients but the basil in a blender and process until mixed well.
  2. Now add the  basil and mix until chopped. 
  3. You can refrigerate the pesto for up to three months.

Grilled sarmie

You'll need:

  • 1 loaf  Fench loaf, sliced 
  • 2 tbsp  Pesto
  • 2 tbsp  Mozzarella, grated
  • Cherry tomatoes, sliced                                 


  1. Spread a layer of pesto on one side of each of the slices of French loaf.
  2. Sprinkle grated mozzarella on top and add cherry tomatoes slices. 
  3. Bake in the oven at 180°C until the cheese is melted.

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