Recipe: Cheesy Artichoke with Purple Slaw Sandwich

Recipe: Cheesy Artichoke with Purple Slaw Sandwich

Cindy Lam of Olive Oly Kitchen cooks delicious vegetarian recipes that support local farms. This month, we have a refreshing green sandwich packed with flavour and texture

Cindy Lam  Cindy Lam  on 27 Mar '19

Serves: 2

Prep time: 5–10 min

Cooking time: 15 min


For the artichokes:

  • 3–4 artichokes, cleaned and halved
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1–2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 pinch dried chilli flakes
  • ½ glass white wine
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley, chopped finely
  • 1–2 tbsp pistachio pesto (optional)
  • extra-virgin olive oil

For the purple cabbage slaw:

  • ½ small purple cabbage, cored and shredded
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 2–3 radishes, shredded
  • ¼ red onion, shredded
  • ½ tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

For the sandwich:

  • 1 medium tomato, sliced thinly
  • 1 small bowl rocket
  • 2 thin slices mozzarella
  • 2–3 tbsp butter
  • 1–2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 slices wholewheat bread, toasted


  1. Place the cleaned artichokes in a bowl of freshly squeezed lemon juice and water to prevent them from browning. Preheat a saucepan with a generous amount of olive oil on medium heat. Fry the garlic and chilli flakes first, then add the artichokes, white wine and water. Season and let simmer on medium-low heat for 15 min with a lid, until the artichokes are cooked. Drain and add some pistachio pesto, if desired, and freshly chopped parsley.
  2. For the slaw dressing, mix together the honey, apple cider vinegar, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and olive oil in a small bowl. In a separate large bowl, combine all the purple slaw ingredients with the dressing. Mix well and set aside. Drain the slaw before serving.
  3. In a hot frying pan, melt the butter and spread on 2 slices of toast. Spread the mayonnaise on 1 slice, then top the other slice with some of the cheese, artichokes, purple slaw, tomato and rocket and assemble. Repeat for the second sandwich.

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Cindy Lam

Cindy Lam

I am here to promote a vegetarian home cooking culture.