a bread roll filled with aubergine slices sat on a tray with plants in the background

Le Bab’s sabich

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This vegetarian Middle Eastern-style sandwich by the Le Bab chefs, with spiced aubergine, peanut dressing and a zingy relish, is well worth trying yourself at home

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Make this aubergine sabich at home, then check out our recipes for Istanbul’s mackerel sandwiches, Middle Eastern falafel sandwiches and more of the best sandwich recipes.

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Ingredients

  • aubergines 3, stems removed and cut in half lengthways
  • ground cumin ½ tsp
  • ground coriander ½ tsp
  • cayenne pepper ½ tsp
  • ground turmeric ½ tsp
  • garam masala 1 tsp
  • olive oil a splash
  • yogurt 4 tbsp
  • brioche buns 4, split
  • green salad leaves to serve

PEANUT DRESSING

  • roasted peanuts 50g
  • olive oil 50ml
  • tomato purée 2 tsp
  • white wine vinegar 2 tsp
  • demerara sugar 1 tsp
  • cumin seeds ½ tsp
  • cayenne pepper ½ tsp
  • dried oregano ½ tsp

RELISH

  • shallots 2 long, peeled and finely chopped
  • green chillies 2, finely chopped
  • coriander a few leaves
  • white wine vinegar 2 tsp
  • caster sugar 1 tsp

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Cut the aubergine halves into 5mm slices, then toss with all of the spices and a splash of olive oil. Season to taste. Spread the aubergine slices out on a baking tray in a single layer and roast for 20 minutes or until cooked through. Set aside.

  • Step 2

    For the peanut dressing, combine all the ingredients in a pan and gently warm over a low heat (you don’t want it to get too hot) to infuse the flavours. Remove from the heat and set aside. For the relish, mix together all the ingredients with a little seasoning.

  • Step 3

    Spread 1 tbsp of the yogurt over each bun base. Reheat the aubergine slices in a low oven, if needed, then arrange over the yogurt. Top with the relish, a drizzle of peanut dressing and a handful of salad leaves. Sandwich with the bun tops, then serve.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 490
  • Fat 22.5g
  • Saturates 4.2g
  • Carbs 50.3g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Fibre 11.9g
  • Protein 15.5g
  • Salt 0.3g
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