Do you ever get sick of your same old boring lunch? Maybe not. But maybe you want to try something new, possibly a little healthier or fresher than that café in your building that serves pre-wrapped sandwiches. Do you even know when those sandwiches were made?
I wanted to try out a few vegan sandwich recipes to serve at my girlfriend’s baby shower in a few months. Yes, I’m already planning! One of the best things about this sandwich is that there is absolutely no cooking. Use store-bought hummus if you like to make this even quicker (I made a classic creamy hummus, though a roasted red pepper hummus would be fantastic!). I also used a store-bought 8-grain bread, but this would be even better with a thick cut gourmet bread. Don’t forget to lightly salt your veggies before assembling your sandwich; you wouldn’t believe how much of a difference it makes.
The original recipe calls for pomegranate molasses, but my grocer didn’t carry it, and I didn’t want to make a special trip to find it. I just went with regular molasses, and I thought this sandwich was absolute heaven! Even Nate liked it, so don’t be afraid to feed it to your meat loving kids or hubbies! The thinly cut crisp veggies paired with the smooth savory hummus is awesome. The drizzle of molasses really brings it all together and knocks it out of the park. I know it sounds a little weird, but trust me – it adds SO MUCH with just a tiny drizzle.
Supreme Hummus Sandwich
Source: Inspired by Vegan Soul Power
Servings: Makes 1 sandwich
2 slices hearty wheat or grain bread
4 tbsp. hummus
4 thin slices cucumber
4 thin slices tomato
thin sliced red onion
1/4 tsp molasses
1. Lightly toast bread (this is optional, but I like a little crisp and warmth in my bread). Spread each slice with hummus. Layer one slice of bread with arugula, cucumber, tomato and red onion. Drizzle lightly with molasses and top with second prepared slice of bread.