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Carrot and Chickpea Sandwich Filler

As requested here is how I make my sandwich filling. This came about as neither of us want to smell too much of garlic when we're at work, and not wanting to go nip to the shop to buy anything. 

During the summer we visited The Apple Pie Cafe in Ambleside where I had their harissa chickpea and carrot sandwich. So I decided to make a version if it myself.


I roasted the carrots first then put them into a frying pan with the rest of the ingredients, I used around 1 teaspoon each of cumin and coriander, plus around half a teaspoon of paprika and a glob of lemon juice. It might be the juice of half a lemon, but I'm common so use it from a bottle. Heat everything up, I don't think there's a reason for cooking it, I just do, season with salt and pepper and that's it!


Admittedly, it doesn't look great,  I mash some of the mixture, leaving some whole chickpeas, but the taste and texture are good for a nice chunky sandwich, especially with something like beetroot or red cabbage. I used these flavours because I had them in the pantry, other flavours would work too. 

After making this for the first time I was looking through some recipe books and noticed there was a version of this in River Cottage Veg Everyday, you can see it here.

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  1. That looks lovely, thank you very much.
    xx

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  2. I think it sounds and looks delicious! Will give this a try, thanks.

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    1. Thank you, hope you enjoy it should you give it a try.

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  3. Wow thanks for the quick reply - once new baby has arrived and I can buy in some food again (we are not buying much at present because we are on emergency call out any day now to go up to N Yorkshire) and try this out. I have an allergy to garlic but I have ways of working around this!

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    1. I had made a batch the previous night so it was as good a time as any!

      Dan's step dad was allergic to garlic too.

      All the best for the arrival of the new baby.

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  4. I have made this several times from the River Cottage cookery book and it does taste wonderful and is a healthy filling for a sandwich. I do agree with you though it doesn't look very appetising.

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    1. I can't believe I hadn't seen the recipe before, although Dan looks at the bread section, I don't make bread so tend to skip that part of the book (along with the salad chapter).

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  5. It sounds delicious. I'm definitely going to try this, as I'm always looking for sandwich filling ideas. X

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  6. This is a nice vegetarian sandwich filling. Thanks Thrift Deluxe.

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    1. Thank you, I do struggle a little bit to think of new sandwich combinations so I'm glad this has gone down so well.

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  7. My Hubby and I are really going to try and eat more veg meals. I love getting all these wonderful ideas from you. I think the sandwich filling looks lovely.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you so much. Hope you find some meatless meals you enjoy.

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