Pea, Ricotta, Mint and Spinach Sandwich Filling

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

A delicious, unusual and low-fat filling for an at-home - or a to-take-to-work - sandwich. If taking the sandwich to work, I recommend taking the filling in a separate container and assembling the sandwich just before you eat it. I found this recipe in the 'Australian Women's Weekly's 'SLIM: low-fat eating for life', and I'm posting it for the Healthy for the Holidays Challenge. I'm looking to fillings like this now rather than cheese, which I'd just l-o-v-e to eat all the time! For a really healthy bread, I recommend soy and linseed bread or a wholegrain bread. This may be higher in calories but it's a lower GI so it will sustain you for much longer.


  1. Boil, steam or microwave the peas until they are tender; drain; cool; then, using a fork, lightly crush the peas.
  2. Combine the pea mash with the ricotta, lemon juice and fresh mint.
  3. At lunchtime, spread the pea mixture on one slice of soy and linseed bread, top with the baby spinach leaves and then with the second slice of bread; or spread on two low calorie crispbreads.
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Very good and very different! I had it on a whole wheat tortilla - for a wrap. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ October 11, 2008