Sunday Evening Mediterranean Open Sarmies

On a Sunday evening just before all the madness of another week starts again, I like to just kick back and relax!  That is why I usually choose something easy like sandwiches for dinner.  Please don’t frown! Nobody said sandwiches had to be boring!

Sunday Eve Mediterranean Sandwiches
Sunday Eve Mediterranean Open Sandwiches

I have been experimenting with baking my own bread for the past few weeks and had  some left over from one that I made on Saturday.  So in the good spirit of waste- not -want -not, I put my day old loaf to good use.

My home made bread
My home made bread

As I do not want to go through any more trouble than snapping off the lid of a container or two I made sure that I bought some great goodies from  TasteCafé at the Pretoria’s Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning.  Yes, unfortunately you need to get up early…The market starts at 5h30 am until  9h00 am.  I promise it is worth it if you are into fresh produce and lovely deli products.  TasteCafé sells the most delicious  deli items you could dream of.   I was lucky enough to get a tub of Tomato Confit and Spinach and Basil Pesto this Saturday morning from them.    If you are ever at the market you simply must drop by to savor all of Willie’s lovely organic products.  You will, like me, be sure to go back for more!

Tomato Confit
Tomato Confit from TasteCafè

Any case, back to the how-to of making these delicious sarmies.




  1. Preheat your oven to 200 °C
  2. Rub some Olive Oil on the slices of bread
  3. Place the Bread onto an oven tray and toast for about 5 minutes or until crispy and golden and remove from the oven
  4. Spread the Pesto onto the toasted Bread
  5. Place slices of Goat’s Cheese onto the Basil Pesto layer
  6. Top with the Tomato Confit, Olives, and Avo slices
  7. Scatter the Basil leaves on top
  8. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  9. Season with  Sea Salt and a grind of fresh Black Pepper

Enjoy with a fruity glass of white wine!

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Willie Cloete
Willie Cloete

Glad you and the family enjoyed our Taste Café products so much. I must complement you on a fantastic looking sandwich, wish I was there to taste it, it looks delectable, appetizing and very good for your body, mind and soul. I love food that look good, I think we eat also with out eyes a great deal! And you use one of my favourite cheeses: goat’s cheese! Yummy!


It was very tasty! All thanks to your yummy products! Can’t wait to see what u dish up for us next Saturday…

Annalien van der Colff

Hallo Anneke, while I am the owner of Rhebokskraal Olive estate I am so impressed with how you use the marinated dried olives in honey and balsamic. I sometimes start my samie with the smoked olive pate and for the men, they just love the Marinated dried Chillie olives, not to strong at all. Keep on playing with you food. It led me 2 14 different products with the ordinary black olive. Come and visit us on Rhebokskraal. Annalien


Hi Annalien

Your olives are the best by far! I will definitely be trying the chili olives next! I myself, enjoy spicy food. every so often. What could be more tasty than chili olives? Keep up the good work at Rhebokskraal! We will definitely be visiting one of these days!