Our Favorite Hummus and Veggie Sandwich

By SmartyPlants | December 22, 2020
Makes 1 sandwich
This is one of the easiest and most satisfying sandwiches to put together. The star of the show is our delicious hummus which we call Our Favorite Hummus. It’s delicious on its own, but when you combine it with the tangy Kalamata olives, cool cucumbers and creamy avocados, it’s next level good.


Our Favorite Hummus 2 slices 100% whole grain bread
1/4  avocado, sliced
2 leaves leaf lettuce
1 handful baby spinach
2 slices tomato
4 slices cucumber
2 slices red onion, sliced thin
1 handful Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
1 sprinkle sea salt
2 turns freshly ground black pepper


  1. First, make the Hummus according to the recipe and directions below.

  2. Next, toast your bread the way you like it. Spread the Hummus on each piece of toast. Layer all of the veggies on top and any extra veggies that you choose. Sprinkle on some salt and pepper.

  3. Slicing your sandwich in half could get messy, so I would suggest eating it open faced or leaving it whole!

  4. Enjoy with crunchy pickles on the side if you’d like!

Recipe Notes

Additional toppings ideas: Jalapeño slices, banana peppers, black olives, or microgreens.

For the Our Favorite Hummus:


1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup tahini
4 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 handful fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped, for garnish
1 sprinkle smoked paprika, for garnish


  1. First, try to remove all or most of the skins on the garbanzo beans by placing them in a clean dish towel and gently rubbing them with your hands, being careful not to break them up too much—only because things can get messy. Then, pick the skins off as many garbanzo beans for which you have the patience. I usually get about 90% of them removed. This step is not necessary, but it will make your hummus extra creamy.

  2. Next, add your garbanzo beans, tahini, water, cumin, salt, garlic, and lemon juice to a food processor and blend until smooth. The longer you blend, the creamier! You may have to pause and scrape down the sides once or twice as you go. If it seems too thick, add a bit more water. Depending on the thickness of your tahini, you may need to add 2-4 more tablespoons of water.

  3. Taste and adjust the salt and seasonings. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and a sprinkle of smoked paprika.

Recipe Notes

Serve with our Baked Pita Crunchers, cucumber rounds, baby carrots, or your favorite veggies.

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