Morgain’s Saucebox Sandwich

a totally stacked vegetable sandwich
Prep Time: 
50 minutes
Number of Servings: 
4 Sandwiches
Recipe Source: 
The Book of Sandwiches by Jason Skrobar ($28, Appetite by Random House, 2024)



  • 1 eggplant, sliced into ½-inch rounds
  • 1 bulb fennel, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced into 14-inch rounds
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced into rounds
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and cut into strips
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper

Turmeric Tahini Mayo

  • ½ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 14 cup tahini
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, finely grated
  • 12 tsp ground turmeric
  • 12 tsp curry powder
  • 14 tsp kosher salt


  • 1 (28 fl oz) can chickpeas, drained and
  • well rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 tsp smoked paprika
  • 12 tsp chili flakes
  • 12 tsp ground cumin
  • 12 tsp kosher salt


  • 8 slices multigrain bread, toasted
  • 8 pieces leaf lettuce


  1. Preheat oven to 450˚. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Arrange veggies on prepared baking sheets, drizzle with oil, and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, or longer if you like things a bit charred. Remove from oven and set aside.
  3. While veggies are roasting, make turmeric tahini mayo: combine all turmeric tahini mayo ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. As this mayo is quite thick, feel free to loosen it a bit with a few teaspoons of water if you like your sauce a bit thinner. Set aside.
  4. Time for the spicy chickpeas. In a mixing bowl, combine chickpeas, oil, paprika, chili flakes, cumin, and salt. Mix well to coat chickpeas. Transfer everything to a pan over medium-high heat and cook for about 7 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and slightly mash chickpeas with a fork or a potato masher.
  5. To assemble sandwiches, liberally spread turmeric tahini mayo on four slices of toasted bread. Top each slice with lettuce, some roasted veggies, and a scoop of spiced chickpeas. Then close sandwich with other slice of toast. Enjoy!


Veggie lovers tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to sandwiches.

Chickpeas feature prominently in many veggie sandwiches, and the ones featured here are spiced up and transformed into the perfect fit for a sandwich.

This sandwich was named after Morgain, who requested a good veggie sandwich. Morgain loves sauce, so this saucy sandwich is named after her.

Nutrition Info: 
1,208 Calories, 55 g Protein, 0 mg Cholesterol, 184 g Carbohydrates, 41 g Total sugars (3 g Added sugars), 39 g Fiber, 33 g Total fat (4 g sat), 1,538 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, ★★★★ Vitamin E, ★★★ Calcium, Vitamin A