Egg Pesto Breakfast Sandwich



  • 1 large fried egg
  • 1 ounce low-moisture part skim mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 2 slices Ezekiel bread
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
  • 1 ounce fresh baby spinach (remove stems)
  • 1/8 fresh large tomato (3”)
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic glaze


  1. Spray pan with cooking spray.
  2. Fry egg, then add shredded mozzarella and black pepper on top and place in warmer or microwave briefly until cheese is melted.
  3. Toast Ezekiel bread.
  4. Slice tomato.
  5. Spread pesto on both slices of bread.
  6. Top with tomato slice, balsamic glaze, spinach, egg, and mozzarella.


1 sandwich

Nutrition Tip

Pesto comes from the Italian word pestare, meaning to pound or crush. This flavorful condiment is traditionally made of olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, and basil. Pesto is very versatile and can be used to flavor pasta, rice, beans, potatoes, and bread. Try topping it on omelets, chicken, and fish, or turn it into a creamy dressing by adding yogurt. Pesto is not only delicious but also a great source of vitamins A, E, and K.

Source: Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center

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