Recipe: Kaycee's Zesty Sarmie for your lunchbox

08:14 (GMT+2) Wed, 10 Oct 2018

Vote for Kaycee's Zesty Sarmie in Eskort's 'Mmm.. Now that’s Delicious' competition. R5000 and 3 X R1000 prizes are up for grabs. 


For the Sarmie:

1 pack Lemon Zesty rashers

2 slices low GI bread (or seed bread)

80 ml cream cheese

15 ml basil pesto

60 ml mozzarella cheese (grated)

60 ml cheddar cheese (grated)

5 ml fresh garlic

salt & pepper

handful baby spinach

Healthy baby marrow chips:

4-5 baby marrows

Hand whipped mayo:

4 egg yolks

125 ml olive oil

125 ml seed or sunflower oil

5 ml lemon juice

5 ml vinegar

salt & pepper


Preheat the oven to 190ºC.

Place the rashers on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Mix the cream cheese with pesto and spread a generous amount on each slice of bread.

On a baking tray, spread the grated cheese, crushed garlic, salt & pepper and bake in the oven until melted and golden. Remove the melted cheese from the oven and set aside to cool down. Slice the cheese into sarmie size slices.

Start by layering the sarmie with baby spinach, mozzarella slices and Eskort lemon zesty rashers.

Baby marrow chips:

In a large frying pan, fry the baby marrows in olive oil and toss with lemon juice, salt & pepper.

Serve with your favourite mayo or home-made Aioli.

Hand whipped mayo (aioli):

In a large bowl, add the eggs yolks and whisk till frothy.

In a measuring jug, mix the olive oil, seed/sunflower oil, lemon juice, vinegar, and salt & pepper

Gradually add spoon after spoon of the oil mixture to the egg yolks, whisking until properly combined after every addition.

Continue until all the oil is combined with the yolks and a creamy mayo is produced.

Add salt & pepper to taste.

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