Easy and nutritious lunch idea – hummus vegetable sandwich

Today my husband did a big vegetable shopping for us but didn’t get out until much later in the day than he originally planned.  The dinner I planned was dependent on vegetables that I didn’t have and since the delivery didn’t arrive until after 7 pm, I did a quick shift and made these easy, nutritious and yummy sandwiches!

These are great for a light but filling lunch or dinner.

Hummus Vegetable Sandwich

  • Whole grain bread
  • hummus/chickpea spread (to make your own – my recipe here)
  • olive dip (recipe below)
  • thinly sliced cucumbers
  • shredded carrots

Olive Dip

  • 1 can pitted olives
  • 3 T. extra virgin olive oil or mayonnaise
  • 3 cloves garlic (you might want to cut this for young kids but we like it)
  • Blend the olives, oil and garlic with an immersion blender until smooth.

Whip up the dips or pull them out of the fridge.  :)    Spread hummus on one piece of bread, olive spread on the other, then pile up the cucumber slices and shredded carrots on one side, then put the other piece of bread on top.  Seriously, you don’t need instructions for this!  

Serve to your delighted family members and be happy to have found something filling and tasty to give them that didn’t keep you in the kitchen more than a few minutes!


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