Recipe: Pesto and Roasted Vegetable Ciabatta

I've written before about the shocking amount of food wasted every day in the UK - a horrendous 7.2 million tons a year!  With so much of the world struggling to find enough food every day, not to mention ever-tightening budgets amongst us 'haves', it is more imperative than ever that we find ways to reduce our food waste to zero.  Here's one of our ideas for using up leftovers:

Last night's dinner was penne with sun-dried tomato pesto and roasted vegetables, and we (as usual!) did far more veg than we actually needed, so had lots of vegetables left.


Roasted vegetables, such as peppers, courgette, red onion, leeks, aubergine etc
Ciabatta bread, warmed through
Basil pesto
Rocket and/or spinach
Sun-dried tomatoes

1. Mix mayonnaise with a generous teaspoonful of pesto.

2. Cut your ciabatta in half and spread both cut sides with the mayo-pesto mix.

3. Spread roasted vegetables generously across the bread, top with rocket/spinach as required.

4. Arrange some sun-dried tomatoes over, and top with shavings of Parmesan.

5. Add sandwich 'lid' and press down slightly.

6. Admire, cut in half or slices, dependent on the size of your loaf, and eat.  Yum!

This sandwich is really delicious, and rather civilised - a glass of wine type of sandwich!  Enjoy!


  1. Looks very tasty! all my fave ingredients

  2. That's my kind of sandwich and the very best leftovers possible. I do love roast veg!


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