My Tuesday lunch was my favourite chicken sandwich combination in the world. That is, smoked chicken, homemade pesto, rocket and mayonnaise in a bagel.You can buy smoked chicken breasts from Waitrose and slice it up into strips for ease of sandwich making.
Making your own pesto is easy. My recipe I found in the FT of all places, months and months ago, and I don’t feel it can be improved upon.
60g fresh basil leaves
45g pine nuts
6g organic garlic
A pinch of sea salt
4-4½ tspns extra virgin olive oil
Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend for about 50 seconds to reach a smooth texture. Taste and adjust the salt and oil if necessary.