Chickpea Sandwich

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The chickpea and potato sandwich with yogurt dressing is a hearty and refreshing meal, combining spiced chickpeas and potatoes with a tangy yogurt sauce in a crispy focaccia bread.
This recipe serves 3 people.

1 tin chickpeas, drained & rinsed
1 boiled potato, mashed
1 onion, finely chopped
½ tsp salt
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp chilli powder
fresh coriander
mixed seeds
olive oil
slices of focaccia

For the Dressing
4 tbsp Greek yoghurt
pinch of salt
pinch of black pepper
pinch of ground cumin
small handful fresh dill, finely chopped
small handful fresh chives, finely chopped
1 red chilli, finely chopped

– Add the chickpeas to a large bowl and roughly crush them.

– Add the boiled potato, onion, salt, turmeric, chilli powder, and fresh coriander. Mix well.

– Use your hands to form the mixture into 3 palm-sized patties.

– Place the mixed seeds in a shallow bowl.

– Roll the patties in the seeds so that all sides are covered.

– Heat 2 tbsp oil in a hot pan. Add the patties and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side.

– To prepare the dressing mix the yoghurt, salt, black pepper, ground cumin, dill, and chives together in a bowl.

– Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan. Toast the focaccia on all sides until golden and crispy.

– Assemble the sandwich by spreading a thick layer of dressing onto the inside of one slice. Add a sprinkle of red chilli, the chickpea patty and top with some more dressing and the other slice of focaccia. Tuck in!

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