Hearty Pesto Bagels

BY : PUBLISHED : May 5th, 2013 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

Inspired by one of my friends. I found a pesto recipe and tweaked it a little so that it didn’t have too much oil (from 2/3 cup that it required, down to 1 tsp!) . Ok, seriously, this is amazing!  Try this pesto sauce and you’ll never need another kind!  This is so hearty, fresh, and filling, and good for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner! (If you don’t have a food processor, you might be able to put the ingredients one at a time in a blender, starting with the liquids and walnuts and garlic, and then adding the rest.)

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Hearty Pesto Bagels

Miranda Rivera
Try this pesto sauce and you’ll never need another kind!  This is so hearty, fresh, and filling, and good for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 643 kcal
METHOD Food Processor
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 4 wheat bagels, halved (I used Sprouted Wheat)
  • 2 cups of fresh basil
  • 1 1/4 cups of walnuts, toasted
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 40 small Spinach leaves
  • 1 avocado, sliced thinly
  • 16 small Grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 red onion, sliced thinly, in quarters

Instructions
 

  • Toast bagel halves. Divide and set aside the spinach leaves, avocado slices, grape tomatoes slices, and red onion slices into 8 sections- each part goes for each bagel half.
  • To make the basil pesto, combine the basil, toasted walnuts, garlic, lemon juice, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper in a food processor. While processing, slowly drizzle in 1 tsp olive oil.
  • On each bagel half, spread basil pesto and layer with spinach leaves, avocado slices, sliced tomatoes, and sliced red onion. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 643kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 19gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 19gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 724mgPotassium: 826mgFiber: 10gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2222IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 112mgIron: 4mg
Keyword bagel, basil, breakfast, dinner, lunch, pesto, plant-based, vegan, walnuts
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About Miranda Rivera

Cooking vegan meals brings such excitement and richness to my life! The simple things in life are so beautiful to me. I love meeting new people. Welcome to my plant-based journey!

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