The perfect easy and quick, clean-eating and healthy-eating, vegan lunch or dinner or both: Grilled Veggie Sandwich with Cilantro Pecan Pesto

Grilled Veggie Sandwich with Cilantro Pecan Pesto

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2


  • rosemary focaccia
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 large red heirloom tomato
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup


  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Wash and deseed bell peppers and cut into 4-5 flat pieces.
  3. Wash zucchini and cut into thin broad stripes.
  4. Once skillet is very hot, cover bell pepper and zucchini pieces with olive oil (use your hands) and place on skillet. Fry until it just starts to burn, turning frequently.
  5. For the pesto put washed and dried cilantro, pecans, olive oil, crushed garlic and maple syrup in a food processor and process until smooth.
  6. Wash and slice heirloom tomato.
  7. Cut open 2 squares of focaccia bread, spread both sides with pesto, place grilled veggies and tomato in it, close and take a big, big, big bite!