Did you ever hear of Sabich? Sabich is an Israeli pita sandwich. It’s filled with hummus, aubergine and egg. Especially since my trips to Israel, I love Israeli food. It’s always super tasty, often vegetarian and mostly healthy. This Sabich is exactly that: vegetarian, tasty and pretty healthy. In Israel Sabich is often sold at street stalls as a ‘fast-food’ take away dish. But you can also easily make it yourself. On this page I’m sharing the recipe to make Sabich, Israeli Pita Sandwich.
What is Sabich?
Sabich is based on a Jewish dish made for Shabbat. As you’re not allowed to cook on Shabbat, you can make this dish with pre-prepared ingredients. Besides hummus, eggplant and egg another staple ingredient is tahini. Tahini is a sesame paste. It’s great as a condiment with for example cauliflower.
Click here for my recipe for roasted cauliflower with tahini.
I really like another Israeli food staple; a pita falafel. But in the Netherlands I find it difficult to buy good falafel and I don’t always have the time to make my own falafel. If you do have time, you can make this sweet potato falafel. But if you don’t have time, you can swap your falafel pita for this pita with grilled aubergine and boiled egg.
If you skip the egg and make sure your pita breads are plantpased, this sandwich can be made vegan. My version is vegetarian as I used boiled egg.
Ingredients (for 2 servings)
2 big pita breads (or 4 small ones)
1 aubergine (eggplant)
4 tablespoons hummus
4 teaspoons tahini
Fresh coriander (cilantro)
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Bring water to a boil. Slice the aubergine and the cucumber.
Boil the eggs for 8 minutes, peel and slice them when ready. Warm the pita breads in the oven for 6 minutes. Warm some olive oil in a pan and fry the aubergine slices for about 5 minutes, flip occasionally.
Slice the pita breads open. Cover the inside with the hummus. Fill the pita breads with the cucumber, aubergine and egg. Drizzle with tahini and top with the fresh coriander.
Got some tahini left over? Click here for the recipe of sweet tahini rolls.