This Mediterranean sandwich is filled with seasoned grilled turkey, roasted red pepper, cucumber, artichokes and hummus and then toasted to perfection!
Summertime has always been crazy for us.
This summer being no different because we *insert drum-roll* bought a new house and WE ARE MOVING! 🙂 So in the next few weeks I’ll have to find time to blog, work, pack and move… oh yeah… then there is the girls baseball games four, yes FOUR nights a week! Lord-have-mercy how is this all going to be possible?? Sandwiches.
Okay so it won’t be ALL sandwiches ALL the time… but I’ll need easy and filling dinners that don’t require too much of me and my precious time.
Sandwich numero uno was inspired from a Potbelly’s sandwich. I usually hit up Potbelly’s on my lunch break at work, and although it’s super delicious, why the heck should I buy the sandwich when I could make it myself? And with the money I save… buy a few pairs of shoes??
It’s a win-win.
Here’s how I did it.
First, spray or brush the chicken lightly with olive oil.
And then season both sides with an all-purpose seasoning.
Next, give it a good grilling until cooked all the way through.
Next let it cool before slicing it into small strips.
Here are the possible topping options.
Then slice your bread in half and slather it with a generous amount of hummus. Want a zippier hummus? Add some Franks red hot to and give a stir!
Next top with a little sliced grilled chicken.
Then the quartered artichoke hearts, sliced roasted red peppers and a sprinkle of feta… Oh it gets even better!
Next move the sandwich over to a sheet pan, drizzle or spritz with a little olive oil and slide this into a preheated 450° oven and toast for about 10 minutes.
Lastly, top with crisp romaine leaves, sliced cucumber and a little onion if that’s your thing. It’s most definitely my thing.
The rest of the fam built their own version of the sandwich.
Next time I’m thinking about adding the banana peppers and maybe some kalamata olives to this already amazing Mediterranean sandwich.
I did have to unhinge my jaw in order to stuff my face with this monstrous beast…
This one I wrapped up for lunch the next day. I recommend removing the lettuce, onions and cukes before reheating! I’m definitely a self proclaimed grilled cheese lover, but I’m a little partial to the toasted kind too. I’d love them a little more if they didn’t tear the heck out of the roof of my mouth!
So here’s to summertime, moving and raw-roofed-mouths! Thank you! Now go make this Mediterranean sandwich!
Enjoy! And if you give this Mediterranean Sandwich recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
Toasted Mediterranean Sandwich
- 6 sandwich rolls
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 to 2 tablespoons all-purpose season salt, or use your favorite]
- extra light olive oil spray
- 1 small can artichoke hearts, quartered (about 6-8 whole)
- 2 roasted [red peppers, sliced]
- 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup hummus
- lettuce, torn
- cucumber, sliced thin
- onion, sliced thin
- Preheat your oven to 450° and your grill to medium-high.
- Lightly brush both sides of the chicken halves with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning.
- Grill the chicken halves for 6 minutes on one side. Flip and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes more or until the chicken is fully cooked. Remove and let cool. Once chicken is cool enough to handle slice into strips.
- Slice sandwich rolls in half and spread with desired amount of hummus and top with chicken, artichokes and red peppers. Sprinkle with feta.
- Place sandwiches on a rimmed baking sheet and spray with olive oil. Slide into your preheated oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove and top with lettuce, cucumber and onions.
- Top with the remaining roll and enjoy!
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Congrats on the new house!! How exciting and your sandwich looks great!
All the flavors up in your meiterranean sandwich look great!! The tender grilled chicken with the feta and peppers with toasty bun sound awesome. Congrats on the new home and good luck with the move!! 🙂
Yummmmmmm.. I was looking for something to make for dinner tonight and I’m super busy and short on time too…This might be the winner..*ding ding*
Congrats on a new house! So exciting!!!!
girl, good luck with the moving thing! i think about moving right now and have an instant panic attack…
also, i want this sandwich in my face ASAP. holy yum…
Where are you moving!? CONGRATS! And this sammy has me all weepy.
I love artichokes so much…great way to use them in a sandwich!
Congrats on the new house! Moving is definitely crazy. This sandwich looks so amazing. Love the spices you used!
Congratulations on the new digs! Yummy dish too.
looks delicious! the chicken looks really good. i love your new site it is a really good backdrop to your wonderful photos!!
This looks absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing!
I just went through home buying and moving. It’s no joke! Hang in there. There’s a Penzy’s down the road from me, I think I’ll check out that spice! Thanks for the recommendation.
oh I remember you telling me about the new house buy!! congrats!!! seriously so much work but SOOO worth it in the end! love this chicken, it looks so good and so flavorful. i love the spices add on!
Yum! This look fabulous – I’m all over this. I’ve been making the “Artisan bread in 5 Mins a day” and I bet this would be awesome with some 5 min rolls. 🙂
We just moved, literally last weekend… Good luck, it’s alot of work and daunting on that side, but it’s great on this side. 🙂 Congrats on the new house!
I love your recipes! I also love your sense of humor…it remind me a lot of my friends! I first fell in love with your french bread recipe, which I love to make, especially since I can do so many things with it. Last night I made these sandwiches and baked a loaf of the french bread to use as the bread, and they were AMAZING! My husband and I had been outside with our kids all day, and it was so refreshing and filling to eat. Plus it didn’t take anytime at all to make, which as a busy Mom, I of course LOVE! Good luck with your move, and as a military spouse I feel your pain, but it can be so much fun starting from scratch in a new home. Keep up the awesome recipes! 🙂
This looks great. I have been moving more toward Mediterranean style dishes because they are so fresh and flavorful. I am going to make these tonight… Perhaps on or in a flatbread. Any side suggestions?