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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.

Two bagels ready for eating (with extra smoked chicken waiting for its turn)

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.

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