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Tilapia Sandwich

Tilapia Sandwich with Spinach Basil Pesto

Course lunch, sandwich
Cuisine French
Keyword fish sandwich, hot sandwich, how to make tilapia sandwich, pesto sandwich, spinach basil pesto recipe, tilapia sandwich recipe
Servings 4 people
Author Francoise


  • 4 ciabatta rolls
  • 4 tilapia filets
  • 1 lime
  • 1 onion finely cut in slice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Herbs de Provence or Italian seasoning
  • shredded Swiss cheese

Spinach basil pesto recipe:

  • 2 cups of fresh baby spinach
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves
  • one garlic clove, peeled (removed garlic germ)
  • fresh lemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan


  • In a blender, pulse baby spinach, basil, garlic, salt, pepper until finely chopped. With the blender still running, add a squeeze of lemon juice and gradually enough oil to form a smooth and thick consistency. Lastly, add the Parmesan. Taste and add more salt or pepper if needed.
    Spinach Pesto
  • Preheat oven to 380 F.
  • Sprinkle each Tilapia filets with some salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and a little squeeze of lime. Heat a pan with some oil in it. When it is warm put the Tilapia and let the fish cook until lightly brown on each side. Put aside.
    Tilapia Sandwich
  • Cut the bread in half horizontally. On each slice of bread spread some spinach basil pesto. On the bottom slice, put slices of onions, a little bit of Swiss cheese, some Tilapia filets, and the remaining bread slice on top. Press a little bit.
  • Put the four sandwiches on a stone pizza or cookie sheet and cook for about 15 min.
  • Remove from the oven and cut them in half. I like to serve them with a salad on the side.