1 (12-ounce) piece white or whole-grain baguette, split in half horizontally
1 cup packed baby arugula (about 1 ounce)
3 (1/8-inch-thick) red onion slices
2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced lengthwise
How to Make It
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Add steak to pan, and cook 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove the steak from pan, and let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak across grain into thin slices.
Combine mayonnaise and pesto, stirring until well blended. Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly over cut sides of bread. Layer bottom half of bread with arugula, red onion, steak, and tomato; top with top half of bread. Cut sandwich diagonally into 4 equal pieces.
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How could something so simple be so delicious? Maybe a good crusty baguette fresh from the oven, the pesto mayo, the bite of the arugula and red onion? Whatever it is, this is a real winner. I was happy with about a 3 oz. slice of baguette, but my husband happily used the rest of the 8 oz baguette I bought. We also split the cup of arugula between us. Otherwise, the proportions were just fine. Served with roasted potatoes & turnips with steamed green beans on the side.
This is delicious. I would encourage you to buy the best cut of meat you can afford and play around with different pestos. If made my own parsley or cilantro pesto and that was delicious too. Some stores have other varieties of pesto that you can choose from. Super yummy and easy to make.
This was really delicious! I sub'd ground turkey breast for the steak, and I had to leave the arugula off of my sandwich (digestive issues), but hubby and I both loved it! A bit difficult to eat, but I just took it apart and had at it. :D Only 9 pts, too!
Whoa! Anything I make that my boyfriend wants me to make again is a keeper. The pesto mayo idea was a perfect touch. I had amazing tomatoes from my garden so I know that is always a secret to a great sammy too. Going to make for Labor Day cook out. Mmmmmm.