Broiled Tomato-Pesto Sandwiches

July/August 1992

Your rating: None Average: 4.3 (11 votes)

Fragrant sprigs of basil and a big, ripe tomato transform bagels into a great summer sandwich.

Broiled Tomato-Pesto Sandwiches

Makes: 4 servings

Active Time:

Total Time:


  • 1 1/2 cups packed fresh basil leaves, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 bagels or English muffins, split
  • 1 large ripe tomato, thinly sliced


  1. Combine basil, cheese, oil and garlic in a food processor or blender and process until well blended. Add yogurt and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. Preheat the broiler. Place bagels or muffins cut-side up on a baking sheet. Broil until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Spread each half with the reserved basil mixture and top with a few slices of tomato. Season with salt and pepper and broil until hot, 1 to 2 minutes.


Per serving: 219 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 2 mg cholesterol; 35 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 8 g protein; 6 g fiber; 407 mg sodium; 376 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (25% daily value), Magnesium (19% dv), Vitamin C (16% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat

More From EatingWell

Recipe Categories

Ease of Preparation
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Main Ingredient
Vegetarian, other
Preparation/ Technique
July/August 1992
Get a full year of EatingWell magazine.
World Wide Web Health Award Winner Web Award Winner World Wide Web Health Award Winner Interactive Media Award Winner