Avocado, Pesto and Mozzarella Toastie

Avocado, Pesto and Mozzarella Toastie

Take your sandwiches and toasties to the next level by adding Filippo Berio Pesto. Pair with soup for an easy midweek lunch or dinner!

Categories: Breads, Pesto, Pizza & Panini

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 8 minutes



  • 8 slices of bread of choice (about 1/2-inches thick)
  • 4 tbsp Filippo Berio Classic Pesto
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 150g fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp Filippo Berio Olive Oil


  1. Brush one side of each slice of bread with pesto. Layer avocado and mozzarella over half of the slices; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with remaining bread. Brush outside of sandwiches with oil.
  2. Heat large skillet (or toastie maker) over medium-low heat; cook sandwiches, in batches if needed, for 2 to 3 minutes per side, pressing lightly, until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted.

Cooks tips

This sandwich is just as delicious made with Filippo Berio Sundried Tomato Pesto.
Add a pinch of hot pepper flakes to the sandwich for a spicy addition.

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Classic Pesto

Produced in Liguria, the home of Pesto, this versatile classic is bursting with the taste of Italian basil. Filippo Berio Classic Pesto is delicious in a host of recipes, on meat or fish, used as a filling in peppers or in chicken breasts, on new potatoes, in place of butter, or mix or drizzle it for an instant taste of Italy.

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