Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Mediterranean Vegan Sandwich - Ciabatta, Chickpea Spread, Sundried Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts and Aragula Sandwich

When you are going on a hike/walk, a picnic lunch is just awesome. Packing something when you leave house means, you can just walk miles and then when you get to a nice scenic spot, you can sit down and munch your heart away. I have tried quite a few Sandwiches. Though they come off ok, it always left me with a wish to do something better.

That was until I made this simple, yet amazing sandwich. It would not be an exaggeration to say that it is the 'Best Veggie Sandwich' that I have ever eaten. So what are you waiting for. Go ahead. Make yourself one.

Ingredients (Makes 7-8 rolls)

Ciabatta Rolls 8
Chickpea Spread (see recipe below) or use Hummus
Artichoke Hearts about 8-10
Sun Dried Tomatoes 8
Aragula/Rocket 2-3 cups (enough to top all the rolls)

For spread
Chickpeas 1 can
Mint 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil as needed

Method of Preparation

1. Prepare the spread by adding chickpeas, mint and salt to the mixie. Add a few tbsp of olive oil to make a smooth paste. I used to oil from the sundried tomatoes.

2. Slice the Ciabatta rolls into 2.

3. Roughly chop the artichoke hearts and sundried tomatoes.

4. Apply a generous portion of the spread on both sides of the roll.

5. Top with some artichoke hearts and sundried tomatoes.

6. Add the aragula/rocket leaves.

7. Cover with the top of the roll

Enjoy the best sandwich you will ever eat in your life!!

This one is part of Palooza in a Pan. This month we are cooking with Legumes. Other recipes cooked so far this month

Mathanga Erissery - with Van Payar (Tatta payar, Red Chori, Cow Peas)


  1. Wow, I'm craving for one right now. I wish to taste arugula and artichokes. wonder how they taste. I love the addition of sun dried tomatoes as well.

  2. sounds very exoyic Rosh, i ve always wondered how artichokes and arugula would taste. I came to know about these only when i started playing farmville. Terrific sandwich!!! may i ask if you made the ciabbatta too?

  3. Anu and Radhika - thanks guys.. Aragula (also called rocket) is very popular in UK. Love it better than lettuce in my sandwiches. Works great as a final topping for pizza and pasta too.. My husband loves artichokes. Always buy the hearts in a jar. And no Anu, I did not make the rolls. They are store bought..

  4. Wat a filling,satisfying,healthy and fantastic salad, i dont mind having it rite now for my lunch.

  5. Wow think this could be my lunch for today

  6. Love this sandwich of urs...summer treat it is...