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Rich beetroot and chickpea sandwich

by Darryl Grima

Delight your taste buds with a vibrant and energizing sandwich that combines the earthy sweetness of beetroot with the hearty texture of chickpeas, all brought together with the rich, herby flavours of vegan pesto. This isn’t just any sandwich; it’s a feast of nutrition tucked within a soft, small panini, lightly toasted to perfection.

This dish is a symphony of wholesome ingredients that not only cater to your health but also indulge your craving for something fresh and fulfilling. Whether you’re looking to jazz up your lunch routine or impress with an easy yet elegant meal, this panini is a winner all around.

Rich beetroot and chickpea sandwich

Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 300g pack pre cooked beetroot (in water and drained), half sliced
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 3 tbsp vegan pesto
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • splash of vinegar (white wine vinegar if you have it)
  • packet of mixed green vegetable like mixed rocket, watercress & spinach salad
  • small panini


  • Combine the entire beetroot, most of the chickpeas (saving ¼ for later), 2 tablespoons of pesto, and 1 tablespoon of oil in your food processor. Add your preferred seasonings.
  • Process these ingredients until they turn into a rich and creamy hummus consistency.
  • In a separate pan, lightly fry the saved ¼ portion of chickpeas in a bit of oil until they achieve a crispy texture. Once done, remove them from the pan and place them aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, gently combine the salad leaves with the leftover pesto sauce and introduce a dash of vinegar for a tangy twist.
  • Proceed to slice the ciabatta rolls into halves, prepping them for sandwich assembly.
  • Construct your sandwiches by spreading the freshly made beetroot hummus on the slices, adding layers of beetroot, the dressed salad leaves, and topping them with the crispy chickpeas.

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