Ultimate Hummus Sandwich

A hummus sandwich is the best healthy easy lunch idea! This plant based recipe takes just a few minutes to make with colorful crunchy veggies. Looking for healthy and easy lunch ideas? Here’s a genius idea for busy days or even a lightening fast weeknight dinner. This Ultimate Hummus Sandwich! That’s right: hummus on a sandwich. You don’t have to reserve hummus just for carrots and pita triangles! It works as a sandwich spread that’s full of plant-based protein to keep you full for hours. Throw it on bread with all your favorite crunchy veggies and it’s a lunch or snack that couldn’t be easier to whip up. Here’s all you need to know about making the ultimate hummus sandwich of your dreams. Ingredients for the ultimate hummus sandwich This hummus sandwich make look like just a random assortment of vegetables with hummus, but it’s more than that! Here are some things to note about getting just the right combination of flavors and textures in a hummus sandwich: Hummus: Use your favorite hummus brand, or even better: make a batch of homemade! The flavor varies widely in store-bought brands, so choose wisely. Bread: We suggest using a crusty artisan bread. […]

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A hummus sandwich is the best healthy easy lunch idea! This plant based recipe takes just a few minutes to make with colorful crunchy veggies.

Hummus Sandwich

Looking for healthy and easy lunch ideas? Here’s a genius idea for busy days or even a lightening fast weeknight dinner. This Ultimate Hummus Sandwich! That’s right: hummus on a sandwich. You don’t have to reserve hummus just for carrots and pita triangles! It works as a sandwich spread that’s full of plant-based protein to keep you full for hours. Throw it on bread with all your favorite crunchy veggies and it’s a lunch or snack that couldn’t be easier to whip up. Here’s all you need to know about making the ultimate hummus sandwich of your dreams.

Ingredients for the ultimate hummus sandwich

This hummus sandwich make look like just a random assortment of vegetables with hummus, but it’s more than that! Here are some things to note about getting just the right combination of flavors and textures in a hummus sandwich:

  • Hummus: Use your favorite hummus brand, or even better: make a batch of homemade! The flavor varies widely in store-bought brands, so choose wisely.
  • Bread: We suggest using a crusty artisan bread. If you’re an overachiever, you can make homemade! Try our Sandwich Bread, Whole Wheat Bread, or No Knead Bread.
  • Pickled Vegetables: This is the flavor maker! Using pickled vegetables brings in the best nuance of tangy, sweet, and salty flavor.
  • Raw Vegetables: You can use any combo you like. We used cucumber, red onion and tomato.
  • Cheese: Add cheese for a vegetarian sandwich, or keep it as a vegan sandwich and omit!
  • Sprouts or Microgreens: The finishing touch! It’s optional, but adds nice texture.
Hummus sandwich

The flavor maker: pickled vegetables!

Let’s talk about those pickled vegetables again! This is a trick we picked up from an Italian sandwich shop we visited in Traverse City this summer (Folgarelli’s: we highly recommend it!). One of their vegetable sandwiches had a garlic cheese spread, raw vegetables and the kicker: marinated vegetables from the Italian deli. They added such great tangy, nuanced flavor that it made the entire sandwich taste better!

You can use either mixed pickled vegetables or marinated vegetables. Try pickled cauliflower and carrots (or this recipe for homemade), or whatever you see that strikes your fancy. Or grab some marinated vegetables, jarred or from the antipasto bar if your grocery has one.

Tip: remove excess moisture!

The most important part of this hummus sandwich is this: make sure to remove all excess moisture from the vegetables before you start. Pickled vegetables have quite a bit of moisture (since they’re canned in brine), and so do veggies like tomatoes.

All you have to do is squeeze out the pickled veggies in a paper towel or clean dish towel before building your sandwich! You can also blot the tomatoes with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.

Hummus sandwich

Step it up with homemade hummus

Step up your hummus sandwich by using homemade hummus! It’s the best way to bring in big flavor. Or, use one of our hummus flavors below to mix it up. Here are some ideas:

Variations: more hummus sandwich toppings

It goes without saying that you can vary the toppings in this hummus sandwich to your liking! This is more of a concept than a recipe that has to be followed exactly. Here are some ideas on how to branch out and create thousands of hummus sandwich variations:

Hummus sandwich ingredients

Make-ahead info for a hummus sandwich

Last thing to note about this hummus sandwich. It is best made right before eating! Because hummus has moisture and the veggies have moisture, it gets a little too soggy in the fridge. If you want to bring it to an office or outside of the house, here’s what to do:

  • Slice the veggies in advance and place in a container. Assemble the sandwich right before eating.
  • Try making the sandwich as a wrap. A wrap can better hold up to storage than bread.

This hummus sandwich recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and plant-based.

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Hummus Sandwich

Ultimate Hummus Sandwich


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

A hummus sandwich is the best healthy easy lunch idea! This plant based recipe takes just a few minutes to make with colorful crunchy veggies.


Ingredients

  • 1/4 medium cucumber
  • 1 small tomato 
  • 1/4 small red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped jarred pickled vegetables (we used pickled cauliflower and carrots)
  • 1 cup hummus
  • 2 slices provolone cheese, optional (omit for vegan)
  • 4 slices bread
  • Microgreens or sprouts, optional
  • Other optional toppings: avocado slices, roasted red pepper, lettuce, feta or goat cheese crumbles, fresh herbs, etc.

Instructions

  1. Chop the veggies: Peel and slice the cucumber (or peel alternating strips as we did here). Thinly slice the tomato. Slice the red onion. Chop the pickled vegetables. 
  2. Toast the bread: If desired, toast the bread.
  3. Remove excess moisture: Meanwhile, place the chopped pickles in a paper towel or clean dish towel and squeeze out any extra water. Place the tomatoes on a paper towel or towel and blot them to remove excess moisture.
  4. Build the sandwich: Place the cucumber slices on the bottom of the sandwich to act as a moisture barrier. Top with a layer of hummus. Add the cheese (optional), pickled vegetables, red onion, tomato, and microgreens or sprouts (if using). Spread the remaining hummus on the top slice of bread and place it on top. Note: This sandwich is best made right before eating. If you’re bringing it outside the house like to work, we recommend chopping the components in advance, then building the sandwich right before you eat it. To make it in advance, you could make it as a wrap.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Sandwich
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Hummus sandwich

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Cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are happening!  Get ready. A super crunchy, crisp, flavorful bite is right here waiting for you! This is my trashed up attempt at an Octoberfest recipe. Instead of making any kind of meat schnitzel, we’re using a veggie. I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW. 2009 me is like who are you and […]

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Cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are happening! 

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Get ready. A super crunchy, crisp, flavorful bite is right here waiting for you!

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

This is my trashed up attempt at an Octoberfest recipe. Instead of making any kind of meat schnitzel, we’re using a veggie.

I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW.

2009 me is like who are you and how is this happening and how is this your life?

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Well it is and it’s good. You’re going to be into it! I promise.

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

There are a couple steps here and the finished product is a flavorful sandwich stack that you won’t be able to stop thinking about. 

First, we have to bread and crisp up our cauliflower. Easy! Slice it into big pieces, like this.

In order to make it delicious (and, well, bite-able) in our sandwich, we have to bake it too. This will help keep the crispy exterior while softening the inside. Sort of like a big crispy, roasted cauliflower slab.

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

While that’s all going on, we can chop some red cabbage and do a quick pickle on it. You can make this ahead of time or about an hour before you eat. I love the briney flavor and the little crunch that comes along with it too. 

OH and of course, the COLOR. Hot neon-y pinkish purple that is… natural? Sold. 

Throw a few micro greens on the bottom of the sandwich for health. Or enjoyment. Whatever. 

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Um, can we talk about this caramelized onion mayo?

OMG.

It is insane. It is my new favorite thing. I don’t care about mayo that much and this is the best mayo I’ve ever had!

And all you have to do is caramelize some onions and whip them into your favorite mayo.

Okay okay, it does take a bit of time to do that. But the best part is that you can make it ahead of time if you wish. After all, this mayo is a sliiiightly high maintenance because, you know, to caramelize your onions, it takes patience. 

But it’s WORTH IT too.

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Then you assemble it into this masterpiece! That isn’t really very fancy at all but looks very fancy. Because hello.

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Self care in a sandwich! That’s what it is.

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Cauliflower Schnitzel Sandwiches

Cauliflower Schnitzel Sandwiches

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

pickled cabbage

  • 1 small head red cabbage, (chopped or shredded into thin pieces (about 1 1/2 cups))
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar

caramelized onion mayo

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 sweet onion, (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup your favorite mayonnaise

cauliflower

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 egg, (lightly beaten)
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large or 2 small baguettes, (sliced for 2 or 4 sandwiches)
  • 1 cup microgreens
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil and top it with a wire rack. Spray the rack with olive oil spray (or nonstick spray).
  3. To make the cabbage, place the cabbage in a large jar or bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the water with sugar and salt until they dissolve. Whisk in the vinegar. Pour it over the cabbage. Let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour. If making it ahead of time, you can stick it directly in the fridge.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add the butter. Add the sliced onions and salt, then toss to combine. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are caramelized, about 30 minutes.
  5. To make the cauliflower, slice the cauliflower from the top down into 1-inch pieces, like big cauliflower slabs. If some pieces fall apart, that’s fine too! You can bread all the pieces.
  6. Place the egg on one plate (and lightly beat it) and the breadcrumbs on another with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Stir the bread crumbs. It’s easier to use a plate than a bowl for both of these since the cauliflower pieces are large.
  7. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Dip each piece of cauliflower in the egg, then coat it in the bread crumbs, pressing gently to adhere. Place the cauliflower in the skillet and cook until it’s golden and crunchy on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the cauliflower gently with tons and place it on the wire rack. Repeat with the remaining cauliflower. If needed, you may need a little more oil!
  8. Once the cauliflower is all breaded and on the baking sheet, place the sheet in the preheated oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cauliflower inside is tender. Once the cauliflower is finished, everything else should be ready too!
  9. Stir the caramelized onions into the mayo.
  10. To make the sandwich, spread the mayo on the bottom of the bun, then top with the microgreens. Place the cauliflower on top – you might need to bread it into pieces or add a few if the pieces are smaller. Top with the pickled cauliflower. If desired, you can spread the top bun with more of the caramelized onion mayo!
  11. Serve immediately with chips!

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Holy flavor punch to the face.

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