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Hummus and Vegetable Sandwiches

We found a good hummus! Hooray! I couldn’t tell you what was wrong with the last one, but this hummus recipe is wonderful. Paired with the bread and veggies, it really can’t be beat. A refreshing, flavorful, and super-healthy lunch (or dinner).

Hummus and Vegetable Sandwiches

Hummus and Vegetable Sandwiches

Makes 4 servings. Recipe from Epicurious, with adjustments.

For hummus:
2 garlic cloves, minced and mashed to a paste with 1/2 teaspoon salt
a 16- to 19-ounce can chick-peas, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup well-stirred tahini (sesame seed paste)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves

Pita or flatbread, warmed
1/2 cup sliced seedless cucumber
1 large carrot, cut into ribbonlike strands with a vegetable peeler (about 1 cup)
1 small sweet onion, sliced thin
1/2 cup finely shredded radish (about 6)
1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts plus additional for garnish
1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

To make the hummus:
In a food processor blend together garlic paste, chick-peas, tahini, lemon juice, oil, and cumin, scraping down side, until smooth. Add water, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste and pulse until just combined. Hummus may be made 2 days ahead and chilled. Makes about 2 cups.

Spread hummus evenly on pita and top with cucumber, carrot, onion, radish, 1/2 cup sprouts, and 1 tablespoon sesame seeds. Top with another pita and slice in half. (You could also put the fillings inside the pita).

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  1. 1
    Posted On August 14, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    Now this looks great! And very timely too. I’ve been meaning to make hummus for months now. First I had to gently remind my husband to bring me some Tahini from town, which took a few times, then deciding which recipe to try, then finding time. Anyway, I’ll give your recipe a try this week, thanks!


  2. 2
    Posted On August 15, 2007 at 9:59 am

    Love all the colors in this healthy dish.


  3. 3
    Posted On June 20, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    you gotta love food that looks as fun and colorful as this.

    and isn’t it great when you finally perfect hummus? i’ll have to make some over the weekend so i can have this delightful sandwich.


  4. 4
    Posted On July 1, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    I dont know about this hummus stuff… haha the texture looks crazy to me


  5. 5
    Posted On September 23, 2008 at 12:12 am

    Mmmm. That looks really good. I love hummus.


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