Loaded Hummus Vegetable Sandwich (Vegan)

I love hummus — on crackers, toast, or fresh cut vegetables like peppers, carrots, celery – you name it, I’ll eat it!  One of my favorite ways to add hummus to my diet is by including it in wraps and sandwiches.

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Made with chick peas and tahini (sesame seed paste), hummus is a wonderful way to add healthy, plant-based protein and calories to your diet. Making your own is easy, or you can enjoy the multitude of different varieties now available at every grocery store and market.

Making a hummus wrap or sandwich is really pretty easy – spread the hummus on in a nice, healthy layer, and add all of your favorite toppings! Try to include a nice variety of soft and crunchy vegetables, as well as varying flavors – zesty pickles, sweet tomatoes and fresh peppers.

This magnificent sandwich was made with:
Sourdough bread
Roasted red pepper hummus (about 2-tablespoons)
1/2 Avocado, smashed
Bell Peppers, thinly sliced
Tomatoes, thinly sliced (I also like to salt and pepper my tomatoes)
Romaine Lettuce
Banana peppers
Pickles
Black Pepper & Balsamic Beets
Carrots, shredded
Celery, thinly sliced

    1. If desired, toast your bread. Add your spreads – I used hummus and smashed avocado. Putting these on first helps your other ingredients to “stick” to the bread. veggiesand3
    1. Start layering on your toppings! Try to layer smaller items between larger ones, this way they all help to hold each other in.veggiesand4
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    1. I find a gentle “smushing” of the sandwich will help to hold everything in together. With wraps, I always manage to overload them and have trouble tucking the end in to hold it together, so I find a sandwich can be an easier, go-to option.veggiesandfinish
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