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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. Mmmm. That looks really good. I love hummus.

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

  3. 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. Love all the colors in this healthy dish.

  5. 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!

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