To celebrate turning 100 Hellmann's decided to challenge bloggers to minimise the amount of food waste thrown out by using their leftovers in sandwiches. Their 'Sandwich of the Century' challenge is part of their Love Food Hate Waste campaign.
I'm always up for a challenge, so I decided to make a new sandwich using my leftovers. I saved leftover potatoes from our evening meal and came up with this tasty toasted sandwich.
For my other ingredients I looked in the fridge, to see what I could use up. No specially bought ingredients for this lunchtime snack.
Potato dressed in dill flavoured mayonnaise, mixed with spring onions. Alongside the potato I added pickled baby beets for a little piquancy and little pockets of sweetness courtesy of some leftover sweetcorn . Seasoned with black pepper and toasted until crisp. This sandwich is a triumph! It just shows you what you can do with leftovers, so there's no excuse. Note to self: must try harder!
Toasted Potato and Beet Sandwich
A delicious toasted sandwich made with leftover potatoes, herbs, beetroot and sweetcorn.
- 1 leftover cooked potato
- 2 spring onions, sliced
- 1-2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tsp dried dill
- a pinch of salt
- a good grinding of black pepper
- 2 tsp sweetcorn
- 3 baby beets, halved
- 2 slices wholemeal bread
1. Cut the potato into cubes and place in a bowl alongside the spring onions, mayonnaise and dill. Season with salt and pepper and mix until well combined.2. If you have a toastie machine, toast one side of the bread, turn it over and top the toasted side with the potato mixture, baby beets and sweetcorn, replace the lid, toasted side down, then pop back in the machine until crispy and golden.3. If you don't have a toastie machine, warm the potatoes before adding them to the other ingredients and place between hot toast to make a sandwich.4. Half and serve while hot.5. Enjoy!
Yield: Makes 1 sandwich
Disclosure: Hellmanns asked if I would take part in this challenge & sent me a bottle of mayonnaise to use in my recipe. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.