Turkish Toastie

Turkish Toastie

By The Weekly  ,

May 28, 2019

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This delicious toastie is packed with flavours thanks to the spices and herbs in the recipe, while beetroot, tomato and rocket provide added crunch and texture.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings


1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

400 g lamb mince

3 tsps ground cumin

2 tsps ground coriander

1 Turkish bread, cut into 4

โ…” cup hummus

125 g haloumi, thinly sliced

1 tomato, sliced

225 g can beetroot, slices, drained

1 cup baby rocket leaves


1Heat oil in a large frying pan over moderate heat. Cook onion and garlic for 2 mins or until soft. Add mince, cook, stirring to break up lumps, for 5 mins or until browned. Add cumin and coriander; cook and stir for 30 secs or until fragrant.

2Preheat a sandwich press. For each toastie, place a bread base on a flat work surface. Spread with a quarter of the hummus. Top with a quarter each of the mince mixture, haloumi, tomato, beetroot and rocket. Top with remaining bread. Repeat to make 4 in total.

3Cook in sandwich press, in batches, for 4 mins or until heated and toasted. Cut in half.

Photo: Rob Shaw/bauersyndication.com.au