Ted’s Original Vegan Sandwich on Rye

The humble sandwich may seem a surprising choice to blog about, but this much maligned staple offers so much in terms of diversity and creativity, that endless possibilities and combinations exist, and I’m all for that! My offering was inspired by the most amazing rye bread sandwich I had in Copenhagen, handed to me wrapped in greaseproof paper and stuffed to the brim with hummous, avocado, roasted veggies and so much more. It was possibly the messiest sandwich I ever ate, but so good it was that I felt like I wanted to create my own version and share it with the world. I’ve kept mine simple, with fresh and homemade fillings, all sandwiched between two pieces of dark, toasted rye. What really makes it amazing is Red Onion Marmalade courtesy of Mercers of Yorkshire, who you can find at the upcoming BBC Good Food Show in Harrogate 8-10th April! Their marmalade makes the whole thing sweet, sticky, savoury and a bit too more-ish for its own good! And as a bonus it’s also vegan-friendly too. This is just “Ted’s Original” sandwich, as I’m sure there’ll be plenty of updated versions to come in the future!

Serves 1

  • Red pepper. 1
  • Olive oil. 1 tbsp
  • Salt & pepper
  • Chickpeas. 1 tin of
  • Lemon. 1
  • Tahini. 2 tbsp
  • Garlic clove. ½
  • Olive oil. 2 tbsp
  • Ground cumin. 2 tsp
  • Sesame oil. 1 tsp
  • Salt & pepper
  • Rye bread. 2 slices
  • Red onion marmalade. 1 tbsp
  • Spinach. 1 handful


Pre-heat the oven to 160°C. Slice the pepper in half, de-seed and place on a lined baking tray. Drizzle over the oil, season and roast for 45 min, turning over half way through cooking. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.

Meanwhile, to make the hummous drain and rinse the chickpeas then add to a food processor along with the juice of 1 lemon, tahini, ½ cruched garlic clove, olive oil, ground cumin, sesame oil and seasoning. Blend thoroughly until smooth, taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

To assemble, toast the rye bread in the oven or a toaster for a few mins then spread one slice with 2 tbsp hummous and the other slice with the red onion marmalade. Pile on the roasted pepper halves and spinach, then sandwich the whole thing together. Enjoy, and try not to make too much of a mess in the process!

Ted x

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