Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use a gluten-free English muffin in this dish.


"One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast." -Robert A. Heinlein

The refrigerator light goes on...

Breakfast sandwiches are a great way to start the day. They can be simple or they can be fancy but this pesto breakfast sandwich is a delicious reason to get out of bed.

You can, of course, think of a thousand variations on this but the combination of spinach, pesto, tomato and egg is perfect. Try a different green sauce like chimichurri along with some tomatoes and thinly sliced red bell peppers.

Likewise, this sandwich works great with the fried egg but hardboiled and sliced saves a lot of time. A poached egg or even scrambled egg is a perfect choice also.


Pesto Breakfast Sandwich

Servings: 1 | Serving size: one sandwich

Cooking time: <20 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied.

Pesto Breakfast Sandwich from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 whole grain or gluten free English muffin
  • 2 Tbsp. basil pesto
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tomato slices
  • 1/4 cup spinach leaves
  • black pepper to taste

Place the English muffin in the toaster.

Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat.

Cook the egg until the bottom starts to solidify.

Season with pepper.

Flip the egg and cook the other side. Cook to your preference.

When the muffin is done toasting, spread the pesto on each half.

Place the spinach on the bottom half of the English muffin.

Top it with the tomato slices, then the egg, and then the top of the English muffin.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 sandwich

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories 310 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15g 20%
  Saturated Fat 3.5g 17%
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
  Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 190mg 63%
Sodium 380mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 11%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
    Sugars 7g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 23% Iron 20%
Vitamin K 110mcg Potassium 400mg