Salmon Pesto Focaccia Sandwiches

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I'm lucky I don't ever have to use canned salmon, so I use grilled fresh salmon leftovers for this great sandwich. My recipe source here is the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute who acknowledged Edwina Gadsby of Great Falls, Montana. This recipe was 1 of 6 winners of the "LUV SALMON SO MUCH" recipe contest & it's a winner in my book too. This makes a very good brunch or luncheon item, but is also esp good for TO GO occasions because of its easy portability & the fact the sandwinches can be made up to 6 hrs in advance. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Clean salmon of any bony material & place in a med bowl. Add pesto, onion, tomatoes, mayo & lemon peel. Mix well.
  2. Split bread choice in half. Layer lettuce leaves on bottom half of bread. Top w/salmon mix & top of bread.
  3. Cut into 4 pieces. Serve immediately or cover w/plastic wrap & refrigerate up to 6 hrs before serving.


Most Helpful

Outstanding sandwiches! One bite, and DH and I both cried "5 stars!!". I used gluten free focaccia and canned salmon, and my mayo was home made - not fat reduced :) Thanks for sharing! Another winner of this Quest.

Mia in Germany August 20, 2014

Not your average salmon sandwich. Loved the pesto in this, but then again I love pesto in just about everything. LoL! I used round focaccia bread. Delicious. :)

Lori Mama February 09, 2009

Great sandwich recipe!! We loved the combination of pesto, salmon and sun dried tomatoes! Used the whole can for both of us and used two nice slices of a loaf of French bread. My bf added some pickles to the mix. Thanks twissis - those are great!!

Redsie February 10, 2007

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