Copycat Potbelly’s Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich and a Giveaway

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!!! I am so excited about this giveaway and recipe today, I cannot even hide my excitement. I actually wish I could enter this giveaway myself!

As I have mentioned before, if you follow my Instagram and Twitter feed, (if you don’t why don’t you, I thought we were friends??) you know that my pregnancy cravings have consisted of pickles and Potbelly’s sandwiches. More specifically, their Mediterranean sandwich. Since I am a first time pregnant lady, I am all paranoid about eating lunchmeat, so I always get this sandwich either with chicken or with mushrooms instead of any meat. It is so good. Also, grabbing one of their shakes on the way out for a snack later is a really good idea too!

And as any good sandwich lover knows, you can’t have a sandwich without some chips! I always get some popchips to go with my sandwich. The sweet potato popchips are my favorite to snag with my sandwich. The perfect crunch!

Popchips are amazing because you can eat like an entire large bag of them and only consume about 110 calories. As a binge snacker, this is a fact I truly appreciate.

Today, the amazing people at Potbelly’s and popchips have an awesome Sweet Home Chicago sweepstakes going on right now. You can enter here for a chance to win a trip for two to Chicago and concert tickets, free sandwiches and chips for a year, and a $250 gift card.

In addition, as a reader of my blog, you can enter to win a Potbelly’s gift card along with a month supply of popchips! After you use the gift card up, you can make your own version of the Mediterranean and crunch away on your own personal supply of popchips.


All you have to do to enter the giveaway is tell me what your favorite flavor of popchips are or what your favorite Potbelly’s sandwich is. But, enter quickly, the giveaway ends September 18th at midnight! Easy peasy!


Copycat Potbelly’s Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich and a Giveaway
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Recipe type: Sandwich
Serves: 1-2

  • For the Red Pepper Hummus:
  • 1 Cup Canned Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Large Jarred Roasted Red Pepper, roughly chopped
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper
  • ¼ Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • For the Sandwich:
  • ½ Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Portabella Mushroom, thinly sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon Chopped Fresh Oregano
  • 1 Demi Baguette, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 4-6 Tablespoons Red Pepper Hummus
  • ¼ Cup Thinly Sliced Jarred Roasted Red Peppers
  • 3 Whole Canned Artichoke Hearts, quartered
  • 2 Slices Cheddar/ ¼ Cup Feta Cheese Crumbles
  • 6 Slices of Cucumber
  • 2 Tablespoons Sliced Black Olives
  • Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle, Oil, Vinegar (optional)

  1. To make the hummus, add the garbanzo beans, roasted red pepper, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes to a food processor. Process until all pieces are chopped to about the same size. Drizzle in the olive oil and puree until smooth. Set off to the side until later.
  2. Add olive oil to a medium skillet. Heat for a minute or two over medium heat. Add mushrooms to the pan. Sauté mushroom for 5-7 minutes until golden and cooked through. Season with chopped oregano, stir, and sauté for an additional minute. Remove from heat.
  3. Set the broiler on high. Keep the door slightly ajar.
  4. Assemble the sandwich. Spread about three tablespoons of hummus on each side of the baguette. Stack the bottom slice of the baguette with the mushrooms, roasted red pepper, and artichokes. Cover in cheese.
  5. Place sandwich under the broiler for three minutes until the cheese melts.
  6. Finish off the sandwich with cucumbers and olives. Add lettuce, tomato, pickles, oil, and vinegar or whatever other toppings you desire. Top with other half of baguette. Slice in half and then eat or share.

I was compensated by Potbelly’s and popchips to do this post, however all the opinions are honestly and solely my own.

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  1. The BBQ and Sour Cream and Onion are my favorite Popchips. Popchips are literally the best chip you will ever eat. That is not an exaggeration.

  2. I have yet to try a Potbelly sandwich or Popchips, I will definitely have to try them.

  3. Okay, Potbelly’s sounds amazing. Thanks for getting this preggo chick all interested – and there is not one near me! Ahh!
    And I am an original popchip kind of gal. They just taste the best to me, and I can share them with my sister who is just about everything-free (gluten, dairy, soy, etc) because of allergies, so I get original so I don’t feel like a meanie eating something I can’t share with her!

  4. Ooooh, I love me some Potbelly’s! I love the turkey with giardiniera…so freakin’ good! I want one like right now!

  5. San Ledesma says:

    I <3 so many recipes. <3 and appreciate the cooking gene in all you three!!!

  6. We just got a Potbelly’s down here in Peoria, and it was quite the exciting Sunday when we went there for the first time. I like the pizza sandwich and used to love the strawberry shake thing with the little cookie, only then I found out how many calories the shake had and it made me sad. So now I just have the sandwich, which is just sad.

  7. My wife just told me about this – love to win for her – she just cooked me a wonderful dinner

  8. Kelly Klein says:

    I heart skinny veggie!!

  9. Love the cheddar

  10. I love salt and vinegar and ALL of potbelly’s veggie options :)

  11. Salt and vinegar, in any chip really. Love Potbelly veggie sandwiches!

  12. Omg! This looks great! Can’t wait to try this!

  13. I love love that sandwich at Potbelly’s–now I am craving it!

  14. No Potbelly’s around here but that sandwich looks outrageous. And I do love Pop Chips. I definitely need the portion control. :)

  15. I like the Kettle Corn flavor pop chips :)

  16. Potbelly’s is one of the only places where I will order a tuna sandwich…but really the pizza sandwich is my favorite. With a strawberry shake. HOLY yum (and holy big butt….whoops).

  17. I’m a Potbelly’s tuna salad girl! Their milkshakes are da bomb, too!

  18. I have not tried popchips yet but this is my favorite sandwich from Potbelly, too. I love the spicy hummus.

  19. Cindy Aiton says:

    I have yet to try Popchips, but I think my favorite flavors would be Cheddar, Salt & Pepper, and Sweet Potato.

  20. I ate waaay too many sandwich lunches a while back and had to take a break from sammies, but this sandwich is just calling my name. Time to have them in my life again!

  21. Now this a sandwich I can fully support! I

  22. Oh man, looking at this I totally need to get the vegetarian sandwich next time I go to potbelly! So for pop chips, have you tried that Katy Perry ones? Totally addicting!

  23. I LOVE the bbq pop chips, and always get a tuna sandwich at potbelly!

  24. I’m often looking for tasty vegetarian sandwiches and this would totally fit the bill!

  25. Wow – this looks so good! I love Popchips – I think my favorite is the Sea Salt and Vinegar!

  26. I so want this NOW!! Hoping the little new mama is feeling good Stefanie!

  27. Yum! I used to work next door to a Potbelly’s and got completely addicted. My favorite was their chicken salad sandwich (and a cookies and cream shake of course!)

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