I made these two together because they were very similar.
You can see, they were very similar. I didn’t use the avocado in either, but they were flavorful enough, not to mention the colors! Lemon-basil pesto on the left, and the roasted red pepper, artichoke, and pesto on the right.
I didn’t use onion, as usual. They were both delicious! I like mixing the pesto with lemon juice, it had an interesting effect on the pesto, it became more like a pesto-mayonnaise than pesto.
For some reason, a lot of people blogged about the panini with lemon-basil pesto… And none blogged about the roasted red pepper, artichoke, and pesto sandwich. In any case, people loved the panini with lemon-basil pesto!