Manchego turkey sandwich with a pistachio pesto & ricotta spread

Elevate your turkey sandwich with manchego and a pistachio pesto ricotta spread

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This is such a delicious and vegetable forward turkey sandwich to spice up your lunch routine! I love pesto on everything, but when you add ricotta, it’s even better! This sandwich is super easy to make and just so delicious. Here’s what you need: manchego, red onion, spinach, and turkey. The savory manchego mixed with red onion and pesto gives such a nice flavor profile here. I made a pistachio pesto, which is really easy in a food processor, but you can also use a store-bought one that’ll be just as delish. You’ll combine the pesto with ricotta and it’ll really take this spread to the next level. I used a sourdough for this but you can use any bread of choice. The pesto mixed with ricotta will really elevate your classic turkey sandwich game. Whether you enjoy it as a quick weekday lunch or a satisfying weekend sandy, this turkey sandwich is sure to elevate your lunchtime game. If you loved this sandy, be sure to check out more recipes here! I have so many sandwich recipes that there is something for everyone on my lists.

Manchego turkey sandwich with a pistachio pesto & ricotta

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The Pesto

  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • sea salt
  • pepper

The rest

  • bread of choice
  • olive oil
  • Manchego cheese
  • red onion
  • spinach
  • turkey


  • Make your pesto. In a food processor, add pesto ingredients and blend. Taste test and adjust accordingly.
  • Coat bread in olive oil and cook for 2-3 min per side. Add pesto to a bowl with a spoonful of ricotta and combine. Add to bread.
  • Add turkey, slices of manchego, red onion and spinach. Enjoy!

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I’m Abigail, a creative director, home cook and content creator living in Brooklyn. I love making the easy stuff with a twist and yes, I eat a lot of toast. This is where I share my latest recipes, so please make yourself at home.