Salmon Pesto Focaccia Sandwiches

"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!"
photo by Lori Mama photo by Lori Mama
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Ready In:
4 Sandwiches




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

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  1. Mia in Germany
    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.
  2. Lori Mama
    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. :)
  3. Redsie
    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!!
  4. Kittencalrecipezazz
    Wow are these ever delicious! my DH and DH loved these sandwiches, the combo of pesto and sun-dried tomatoes really adds so much flavor to the salmon, I tripled the amount of canned salmon but still only used 1/2 cup pesto, also I kept the sun-dried tomatoes at 1/3 cup, my family loved this, thanks for sharing twissis!...Kitten:)


I am an American transplanted from Dallas to Iceland by marriage to a native Icelander & I retired to become his "Kitchen Queen". We love to entertain our family & friends, so I have an eclectic collection of recipes. I especially love simple, easy-fix, flexible & make-ahead recipes - BUT also like challenging myself on occasion. I enjoy baking & food photography. I am devoted to the "More is Always Better Principle" & apply it liberally to bacon, butter & garlic. I can have ingredient issues due to availability here in Iceland & my DH is medically diet-restricted from some ingredients as well. Either situation might require me to modify a recipe, but I will do my best to be true to your recipes & fair/honest in my reviews. Mary Pat (aka twissis)
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