Recipe: The Runner’s Sandwich


  • 4 slices bread (whole wheat)
  • ½ ball mozzarella (cottage cheese also goes great!)
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • 2 tbsp olives
  • 2 tsp capers (can be made without if unavailable)
  • ¼ cup basil, fresh (dried basil is also fine, ¼ cup = 1 tsp)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Roughly chop the cheesetomatoesolives and capers and throw into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the herbssalt and pepper.
  • Use a fork to mix up and mash the ingredients a little – not too much, we just want to get those flavours circulating.
  • If you’re using very soft bread then pop it in the toaster/pan without oil for a minute or so – not to toast it, just to harden the outside. If the bread is already a hard type, we’re good to go.
  • Spread the mix on the bottom slices, add the other slices on top. Squish down.
  • Now comes the oil part – if you’re exercising a lot you’re gonna need all that extra fatty olive oil. If you’re not, that’s your call. Either way, it tastes great.
  • Heat the pan (with or without the oil) and put the sandwich in. Put a lid on the pan if you have one, don’t stress too much if you don’t. Cook for 3 or 4 mins, squishing down with a spatula occasionally, then flip and cook the other side the same way. Both outsides should be nice and crispy, the insides melting together.
  • Awesome. What a sandwich.