PUNCHY SAMBO (chickpea spread & charred veg)

This is the perfect summer sandwich that will keep you going on busy days! The punchy chickpea spread is exciting, so tasty and a nice change from hummus.

Organic roast veg are perfect sandwich fillers and are just the best when grilled, use the bbq if you like. If you don’t have a grill pan use a frying pan to get a few char marks, or stick them under the oven grill!

There are lots of different varieties of organic lettuce growing nicely in our tunnels right now (June) . Load them into the sandwich to add some fabulous farm freshness! We love Irish red and green lettuce or oak leaf. 

Lou 🙂

Ingredients: makes enough for 2 sandwiches

  • For the chickpea spread:
  • 1 tin chickpea drained, 200g
  • 1 pickled gherkin
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small bunch herbs, dill, chives or parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp mayo – reg or vegan
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the grilled veg:
  • 1 red pepper, chopped into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 courgette – 6 rings
  • oil to coat
  • For the sandwich:
  • 4 slices of organic sourdough
  • a couple of leaves of Irish green lettuce
  • chilli oil or râyu to finish optional


Step 1: To make the spread, add all the ingredients to a blender, blend to a chunky consistency. Taste and season to your liking.

Step 2: Put a griddle pan on the hob and get it searing hot. Lightly oil the courgette and peppers and put them onto the hot grill. Cook for a few minutes until they get the charred marks then turn over and cook on the other side, until soft. Add a small sprinkle of salt as they cook. (serve warm or at room temperature)

Step 3: Build the sandwich, toast the bread if you wish. Add the chickpea spread to both sides, layer on a couple of butterhead leaves, the roast veg and spoon over the chilli oil if using.