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Pesto paneer sandwich recipe

Pesto paneer sandwich recipe, a delicious sandwich with pesto twist. You can use store bought ready made pesto sauce for quick preparation, quite filling snack, perfect for hungry kids back from school.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2


  • Bread slice - 4
  • Pesto sauce - ¼ cup
  • Paneer - ¾ cup measure after thawed
  • Mozzarella cheese - ¼ cup grated
  • Onion - ½ chopped
  • Tomato - ½ chopped
  • Capsicum- ¼ cup chopped
  • Black Pepper - ½ tsp crushed
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp optional
  • Butter - 1 tbsp


  • Keep paneer immersed in hot water until use. Heat a sandwich maker with grill plate.
  • In a bread slice, spread 1 & ½ to 2 tbsp of pesto sauce over it.
  • Arrange cubed paneer pieces and onion, tomato, capsicum over it.
  • Drizzle lemon juice if adding.
  • Sprinkle cheese as a layer, top with some crushed pepper. Cover with another slice of bread.
  • Spread butter over the top bread slice.
  • Grease the grill with generous butter and place the sandwich over it.
  • Toast for 2 mins or as per the instructions given by the toaster.
  • Once golden, remove and cut into triangles to serve. Repeat to finish.



  • I took 1 cup frozen paneer cubes and kept immersed in hot water. It measured ¾ cup once soft.
  • You can use multi grain or whole wheat bread slices for healthier version. 
  • Use mozzarella than other processed cheese slice as cheese slices melt and makes the griller messy.