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Sabich- The Ultimate Sandwich

October began in the shadow of the pandemic.
We first built a lovely and small Sukkah, a Sukkah that is just enough for our social capsule. The kids were so happy, it is almost like going camping for them. I was thinking about different options for a light dinner that could easily be taken out to the Sukkah. The first thing that came to mind was Sabich, the most delicious sandwich there is. An Israeli-Iraqi hybrid, a popular street food, it is easy to make at home and is so satisfying.

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Sabich- The Ultimate Sandwich

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Servings: 4 sandwiches


  • 1 eggplant sliced into rounds
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 cucumbers
  • a handful of parsley leaves
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 4 Pita bread
  • 2-3 pickles sliced
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs sliced
  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) tahini paste (raw tahini)
  • olive oil for brushing
  • *Optional* Amba (mango chutney)/hot sauce/Harissa


The eggplant:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F/180°C.
  • Brush the eggplant slices with olive oil and season with salt on both sides. Roast on a baking sheet until golden brown and soft, about 30 minutes.

The salad:

  • Cut the tomatoes and cucumbers very finely.
  • Toss the tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley leaves, lemon juice, and some salt and pepper in a medium bowl.

The Pita:

  • Slice 1 inch (2.5 cm) from the top of a pita and open the pocket.

Assemble the sandwich:

  • Put in each Pita- a few slices of eggplant, a few spoonfuls of the salad, pickles, and an egg.
  • Drizzle tahini Sauce and Amba *optional* and ENJOY!

Tips and Tricks:

  • Make a “Sabich Bowl”- drop the pita and put all ingredients in a bowl like a salad.
  • Spread hummus instead of tahini.
  • Add falafel balls.

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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger behind “Mama Living Abroad.” In this space, I am sharing flavorful recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve.

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