Outside the {Lunch} Box: Hummus Sandwich

Until this year, I’d never really thought to have a hummus sandwich. I tried one at a To-Go’s sandwich shop, and it was really good. But, I can’t calorically justify eating at To-Go’s much, and they drive me crazy by using the same knife (without cleaning) for each person’s sandwich. I don’t want the guy-before-me-in-line’s extra mayo or whatever it may be on my sandwich. Yuck!

The great news is making a hummus sandwich is not exactly rocket science. This is fast and easy (even 2Chili can do this!), and you can put as much or as little work into it as you want. If you have lots of time and want to get creative, make your own bread and hummus. Or, if you’re more in a hurry, use your favorite bread and store-bought hummus.

This week, I have absolutely zero free time, so it was wheat bread from a store and Trader Joe’s hummus. The crunch veggies really make this sandwich, so don’t skimp – go with what you like but be sure to add something crunchy or you’ll just have a mush sandwich. No one likes a mush sandwich.

I forgot to bring my camera to Bend for our little week-long getaway, so you are getting an un-modified cellphone photo. Many apologies!


Hummus Sandwich


  • 2 slices your favorite bread
  • 1/4 cup your favorite hummus
  • 1/2 a bell pepper, sliced
  • Handful of spinach
  • A few cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • A few slices of cucumber


Add all ingredients to your bread and enjoy. Try not to make another one immediately after you finish the first one!

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