Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield
2 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

How to Make It

Step 1

Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Steam, covered, 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Step 2

Preheat broiler.

Step 3

Combine mayonnaise and pesto in a bowl, and stir with a whisk. Spread 2 tablespoons pesto mixture onto 1 side of each bread slice. Layer each slice with 8 asparagus spears, 1 ham slice, 2 tomato slices, and 1 cheese slice. Place on a baking sheet; broil 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle with pepper.

Ratings & Reviews

sukeedog's Review

Chattys82
March 09, 2014
This is so weirdly good! Love the pesto/ham/asparagus combo. We've made it several times now. Like some other reviewers here, I have no idea how you're supposed to fit 8 asparagus spears on 1 piece of bread - we usually put 3-4 spears on each piece.

rstarrlemaitre's Review

sukeedog
May 14, 2013
Holy cow the pesto spread is amazing, especially combined with the toasted bread, ham (I used Lightlife) and cheese. The asparagus is fresh and yummy but honestly out of place here - I'd save it for another sandwich.

latenitemom's Review

SJane1
August 11, 2012
Fabulous sandwich. The pesto mayo took it out of the ordinary. The asparagus was also an unexpected sandwich ingredient. Easily adaptable for vegetarians; just omit the ham. First made it for moms who were at my house for a playdate with their children. They were expecting the regular, bread with mayo and lunchmeat slapped together. They were wowed. Was easy to prepare. Had a call from the vegetarian mom for the recipe.

SJane1's Review

latenitemom
April 18, 2011
Holy cow, was this good; I couldn't imagine 8 pieces of asparagus on one slice of bread, so I used 4 slices instead of 2. It's the pesto that makes this recipe.

Chattys82's Review

rstarrlemaitre
July 01, 2010
Thought this was good for a quick, light meal...not OUTSTANDING, though.