Ready for a meatless option for lunch for yourself or for the kids? This creamy, protein-filled, satisfying vegetarian Tasty Hummus Sandwich is a simple yet perfect light lunch idea for any time of the year. Whole wheat bread with fresh vegetables, greens, hummus, and avocado really take your taste buds for a ride and you can feel good about eating it!
Finding tasty vegetarian lunch options can be tough, that is why we keep trying out new things in our house to provide a meatless option here and there. We enjoyed our Smashed Chickpea Salad Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers last week for lunch and wanted to try another vegetarian dish to add to our weekly routine. This Tasty Hummus Sandwich really surprised all of us in the house on flavor and enjoyment. My kids love avocado and hummus so that was a win on this sandwich. I myself like goat cheese so thought it was a great addition to the sandwich. Serve these up with some fresh fruit for a complete fresh lunch!
Nutrition Tip: The healthy fats contained in hummus are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Eating these types of fats may help improve blood cholesterol levels, decrease the risk of heart disease, and help control blood sugar.
If you are like me and want the kids to help get their lunches ready, have them assemble. I sliced the cucumber and tomatoes and they did the layering, it was perfect! If your kids are a little older, let them do the whole thing! We have been on a mission this year to keep adding more and more good stuff into all of our diets and having the kids help in making their meals really seems to inspire and encourage them (and myself) to eat better. I figure if they see me eating better, they will usually follow in my lead. So having more and more fresh produce around always inspires our recipes.
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Key Ingredients for this Tasty Hummus Sandwich
This sandwich is loaded with the good stuff! The hummus is made from chickpeas which are a great source of protein and fiber. Grab whatever favorite brand you like or make your own. (We have a few different recipes on the site, too). Avocado has the healthy fats we need. Then of course we have some fresh greens and the added nutrition benefits of cucumbers and tomatoes!
How to make these Tasty Hummus Sandwiches
This recipe produces four sandwiches. So start by laying out the whole wheat toast on a clean surface. Then add the hummus and smashed avocado.
Layer the sliced tomatoes and cucumbers and then add the romaine lettuce. Tip with other piece of bread. Slice and serve or place into lunchbox!
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Tasty Hummus Sandwich
- 8 slices whole wheat bread
- 1/4 cup hummus
- 1/4 cup mashed avocado
- 4 Romaine lettuce leaves
- 1/2 cup goat cheese
- 2 mini cucumbers sliced lenghtwise
- 1 to mato sliced
- Toast bread.
- Spread hummus and guacamole on 1 slice of bread. Top with salad, cheese, cucumber and tomato. Top with second slice of bread.