Pesto Chicken Sandwich {Dairy-Free}



Warm grilled chicken covered with fresh creamy pesto, fresh summer vegetables sandwiched between thick slices of rustic bread.

I enjoy a good homemade pesto but unfortunately most of the time they are made with parmesan cheese. For those who have to eat dairy free that means avoiding pesto. A few years ago at a wedding I had the most delicious pene covered in pesto. It was rich, creamy and full of flavor and surprisingly dairy free! The trick was cashews. Most pestos call for parmesan and pine nuts, when you use cashews in their place you won’t even notice the difference. After the wedding I headed home and came up with this creamy dairy-free pesto that I have been using on pasta, meats and sandwiches for the past three years. Since that day I’ve never looked  back.

I hope you will join me at The Nourishing Gourmet to learn how to make this sandwich! 


This post is part of Simple Lives Thursday, Simple Meals Friday, Natural Living Monday, 

About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


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