Manfred Sobek, Chef/Owner
Hold the Pickle * Bantam, CT

Another delicious creation from Manfred, this amazing vegetarian extravaganza will inspire you to grow as much spinach as you can squeeze into your garden. Make sure to try his exquisite Cream of Artichoke Soup recipe too!

Manfred’s Popeye & Olive Oil Sandwich
  • 1/2 pound fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 sliced tomatoes
  • 1 thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 pound sliced Swiss cheese
  • 4 ounces Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Basil mayonnaise
  • 4 hard rolls, 2 12” NY grinder rolls or 8 slices of your favorite bread

    To prepare basil mayonnaise, mix 2 tablespoons of freshly puréed basil with 1 cup of Hellman’s mayonnaise. Spread an ample amount of basil mayonnaise on your favorite bread.

    Stack sliced tomatoes on each bottom slice of bread and top with sliced red onions.

    Thoroughly wash and dry freshly picked spinach. Lightly sauté the spinach and garlic in olive oil until just half wilted. Season with kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste. Mound spinach on top of sliced onions and tomato and top with Swiss cheese slices. Warm in hot oven until cheese starts to melt. Top with alfalfa sprouts, cover with top slice of bread and serve warm! Serves four (or two spinach addicts).


  • Recipe Seeds: Spinach, Sprouting Seeds

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