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Middle Eastern Chickpea Sandwich

Serves: 2

Zhoug is a fresh herby paste originating in the Middle East. This recipe is perfect in a sandwich but also with pasta or in salad dressings.


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 75g mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 tbsp tinned chickpeas
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seed
  • 4 slices Bürgen Oat & Quinoa bread
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • Handful of lettuce
  • For the zhoug;
    50g coriander, leaves and stalks
    50g flat leaf parsley, leaves and stalks
    25g mint leaves
    1 tsp cumin seed
    1 green chilli, seeded and roughly chopped
    1 small clove garlic
    100ml olive oil
    Black pepper

Cooking Method

  1. To make the zhoug; place the herbs, cumin, chilli and garlic in a small food processor and blitz until evenly chopped. Add the olive oil and blitz again to a green paste. Taste and season with black pepper.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the pepper and mushrooms over a medium heat for around 5 minutes, stirring until beginning to brown. Add the chickpeas and cook for another minute or enough to colour them. Season with a black pepper.
  3. Spread a generous teaspoon of zhoug over each slice of bread. Top with the chickpea mixture, add the tomato and lettuce before adding the final slice. Serve straight away!

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