hummus sandwich

Hummus Sandwich

The hummus sandwich is another vegan sandwich idea that’s come to the rescue on more than one occasion  while I was packing lunch.  I still find my self wanting to reach for cold cuts and cheese when it’s time to make lunch.  The only problem is that there aren’t any of them lying around.  Before beginning my 30 days of vegan challenge, I decided that aside from a few meat substitutes to have with dinner, and some vegan tuna, I didn’t want to purchase any of the vegan “coldcuts” that are available in most markets.  I also didn’t want to invest in any vegan cheese.  I wanted to make our lunches from other items that I might already be in the habit of having in the house.  The avocado and cabbage sandwich is an example of one of my sandwich creations.  Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are another vegan sandwich that we already ate, too. 

Hummus is a regular pantry staple around here.  Sometimes it’s store bought, and other times, it’s homemade.  As I was making lunch one day, I looked in the fridge and saw some hummus on the shelf.  I had an “Aha!” moment, and decided to make a veggie loaded sandwich using hummus as the spread for the bread.  For this sandwich, I once again chose to use prairie bread because it’s a more dense bread.  I wanted something that would stand up to the hummus and vegetables between the time I made the sandwich in the morning and when I finally ate my lunch at mid-day.   Usually, when I make a sandwich that’s going to have lots of wet ingredients (tomatoes, cucumbers, etc), I pack them separately to prevent the bread from getting soggy.  When it’s lunch time, I finish assembling my sandwich.  For this sandwich, I decided to take a chance and assembled it ahead of time.hummus sandwich

This did cause the bottom slice of bread to be a bit wetter than I like, but it wasn’t soggy.  I would recommend either toasting the bread and letting it cool before assembling this sandwich or pack the veggies with the higher moisture content in a separate container and put them on your sandwich at lunch time.  This hummus sandwich is great paired with a side of snap peas,  and some fresh strawberries.  We also  like these with pretzels.    hummus sandwich

What did we think of hummus sandwiches?  We loved them, and depending upon the type of hummus and the different veggies used, this sandwich can be many different things.  I used garlic hummus this time, but a black bean and chipotle hummus is what’s waiting in the fridge for the next sandwich.  It’s possible to create many different hummus sandwich variations, so your lunch will never be boring.

Do you ever make hummus sandwiches?  Tells us what you like to add to yours in the comment section.

hummus sandwich

Give our recipe for a hummus sandwich a try and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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Hummus Sandwich
Recipe type: Vegan Sandwich
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Serves: 1
Hummus is a great spread to use on a vegetarian sandwich. This works best on a denser bread because a thin, white bread, will become soggy. To prevent soggy bread, you can pack the cucumber and tomato separately and put them on the sandwich at serving time. The total cost for this sandwich is $1.10
  • 2 slices prairie bread ($0.42)
  • 3 tablespoons hummus ($0.21)
  • 4 slices tomato ($0.25)
  • 6 slices cucumber ($0.17)
  • 2 leaves red lettuce ($0.05)
  1. Lay bread slices on cutting board or plate
  2. Spread one side of each slice of bread with hummus
  3. Arrange lettuce, tomato, and cucumber over hummus on one slice of bread.
  4. Top with the other slice of bread, hummus side facing down.

Did you know that hummus makes a great spread for sandwiches. Loaded with veggies it's the perfect vegan lunch.

Nutrition information is for one sandwich made according to the recipe above.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387
% Daily Value
Total Fat 13.2g
Saturated Fat 1.6g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 627mg
Total Carbohydrates 73.8g
Dietary Fiber 4.7g
Sugars 7.8g
Protein 11.9g
D 0%
Potassium 5%
Calcium 11%
Iron 25%

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