Tired of a boring sandwich? Let me help you fix that with this Ultimate Veggie Hummus Sandwich that is piled high with crunchy vegetables and creamy hummus and can be ready in 15 minutes or less.
We love this hummus sandwich recipe because it’s…
- Easy to make
- Requires absolutely no cooking
- Is filling
- Tastes amazing
I absolutely LOVE sandwiches, because they are layers of colorful healthy deliciousness! They are perfect for easy dinners that don’t require any cooking on busy or hot days. They’re also terrific for on-the-go lunches to take to work, school, or picnics.
This vegan hummus avocado sandwich is super healthy and easily customizable. It’s actually more of a concept than a recipe, because all of the ingredients are completely optional and interchangeable.
It should give you lots of inspiration for hummus sandwich ideas! Also, check out my Best Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich.
What do you put on a vegan sandwich?
Bread – A nutritious whole grain bread (or gluten-free) is the foundation of any sandwich. However, there is also the option to use wraps or even large green leaves like romaine or collard greens.
Spread – Hummus is one of the very best spread options for a sandwich, in my opinion, and there are so many varieties to choose from. Check out my Hummus Recipes Page.
Veggies – This list can be long or short, but some of my personal favorite veggies for sandwiches include spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, tomato, onion, carrots, bell peppers, bean sprouts, black olives, pickles, banana peppers, avocado, and so much more.
Seasonings – These would include salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and dressings like the ones on my Dressings Page.
Healthy vegan hummus recipe options
You will notice in the video for this veggie hummus sandwich recipe that I use two different kinds of hummus. You can do the same or use only one kind if preferred. The main ingredient in hummus is fiber-filled chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans). Some of my favorite varieties of healthy oil-free hummus to use are:
What are the benefits of hummus?
Homemade oil-free hummus has some impressive nutritional benefits. One cup of a basic healthy hummus has:
- 15 grams of protein
- 4-5 grams of fat
- 45 grams of complex carbohydrates
- 6 grams of fiber
- meets 70% of the daily value for folate
- meets 26% of DV for iron
- manganese, magnesium, zinc, and copper
The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.
Can you freeze hummus?
This hummus lasts approximately 7-10 days in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.
Hummus even freezes well in an airtight container for up to 6-8 months. The day before you want to eat it, move the hummus container from the freezer to the refrigerator. It takes at least a few hours to thaw until it’s ready to eat. Thawing can take longer depending on how much is in your container.
It’s best to freeze hummus in small portions to make defrosting quicker and to have handy small amounts to eat in one sitting on your hummus veggie sandwiches.
Other sandwich recipes
- Smashed Chickpea Avocado Sandwich Spread
- Ultimate Vegan Grilled Cheese
- Vegan Egg Salad Sandwich
- Smoked Tempeh Sandwich (TLT)/ Tempeh Lettuce Tomato
- Barbecue Sandwiches Vegan Style
For those of you new to the whole food plant-based lifestyle, we’ve created a FREE 7-Day Plant-Based Menu Planner to help you get started!
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- 2 slices whole grain bread (or gluten-free)
- 2 Tbsp homemade hummus
- Veggies of choice including: lettuce, tomato, onions, avocados slices, bell peppers, pickles, bean sprouts, black olives, banana peppers, jalapenos, anything else you can think of.
- salt & pepper & spices
- Toast bread (optional).
- Spread hummus on each bread slice.
- Top with veggies of choice.
- Season with salt, pepper, oregano, or any spice desired.
- Slice and eat.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285Total Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 11gProtein: 11g
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