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An israeli street food, sabich is a sandwich made of layered eggplant, eggs, and vegetables, including pickled beets and onions, all inside of a pita, and topped with hummus, amba, and tahini, for a messy but delicious meal.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: sabich, sandwich
Servings: 4


  • 1 jar Aunt Nellie's Pickled Beets and Onions 16 ounces
  • 4 whole grain pita breads

Fried Eggplant

  • 1 egg plant
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying

Hard Boiled Eggs

  • 4 eggs hard boiled
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Zaatar optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sumac optional

Israeli Salad

  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 3 roma tomatoes diced
  • cup fresh parsley chopped fine
  • ½ lemon juiced,
  • 1 teaspoon zaatar

Remaining Vegetables

  • 2 cups red cabbage shredded
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced thin


  • 1/2 cup Hummus
  • 1/4 cup Amba pickled mango sauce
  • 1/4 cup Tahini


  • Drain beets and onions; set aside.


  • Wash eggplant. Slice into pieces about 3/8-inch thick. Place slices on cooling rack. Salt slices to draw out the extra moisture. Let set for 10 minutes. Pat extra moisture off.
  • Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil in large skillet (14 inches or larger), over medium heat. Once oil is hot, place eggplant slices into oil; fry until browned. Turn and fry other side, about 3 minutes per side. Do this in batches of 4 pieces until all are fried. Place on paper towel-lined plate when finished frying to help absorb any additional oil.

Hard Boiled Eggs

  • Season hard-boiled egg slices with salt and pepper, as desired. Season with 1/2 teaspoon Za’atar and sumac, if desired. Set aside. For Israeli salad, in medium bowl, combine cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon Za’atar. Set aside.


  • Gently slice one end off each pita and open the pocket. Heat pitas in the microwave for 10 seconds on HIGH to make them softer, if desired, before filling. Place equal amounts fried eggplant into each pita. Spread 2 tablespoons hummus inside each pita. Gently layer 1/4 of the egg slices, beets and onions, cabbage, Israeli salad, and green peppers into each of the pitas. You will be dividing all of the ingredients equally between the 4 pitas. Drizzle each sabich with about 1 tablespoon each of amba sauce, if desired and tahini. Season with additional salt and pepper or sumac and Za’atar, if desired.