18 February 2012

Carrot, Hummus & Avocado Sandwiches




I don't often post a sandwich recipe, but sometimes a sandwich is too good not to share and this is one of those.

Creamy and crunchy, garlicky and sweet, with a little tang of lemon and such beautiful colours. How can you resist?

I made my sandwiches with shop bought hummus this week, but it is even better with homemade hummus. You can find my recipe for homemade hummus here.

What is your favourite sandwich?


 


As well as being super tasty this sandwich is a powerhouse of nutrients too.

Wholewheat Bread:
Fiber, protein, carbohydrates, vitamin E, folate & essential omega 3 fatty acids.

Carrots: Pro-vitamin A, vitamins C, D, E, K, B1, B6, biotin, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, organic sodium and some trace minerals.

Avocoado: Contain nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, vitamin E, vitamin b and folic acid.

Fresh Lemon Juice: High in dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, copper, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron and magnesium

Homemade Hummus: Protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B, folic acid and a few other trace minerals.




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Carrot, Hummus & Avocado Sandwich
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February 24, 2012


This is an easy sandwich to make that is full of flavour and textures. It is so good for you too, which makes it hard to resist. You can use homemade or shop bought hummus to make this sandwich.
Ingredients
  • 2 slices wholewheat bread
  • 2-3 tbsp hummus
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
  • ½ avocado
  • a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • a good grinding of black pepper
Instructions
1. Spread one slice of bread generously with hummus.2. Mash the avocado with a fork. Squeeze over a little lemon juice and mix with the avocado. This will stop the avocado discolouring, but will also add a lovely flavour to the sandwich filling. Spread the soft avocado over the second slice of bread.3. Top the avocado with the grated carrot. Season well with black pepper, then add the hummus coated top slice, face down.4. Cut in half and serve.5. Make mmmmmmm noises as you eat your sandwich.
Details
Total time: Yield: 1 sandwich


25 comments:

  1. I cannot abide avocado! It makes me bleurghh, ever since I tasted it whilst weaning my children. I let them both try it even though I didn't like it.

    Still new to thinking vegetarian, I made some felefals the other day, made up some mint yogurt dressing and stuffed some homemade pitta breads with this and some salad. I have to say, it is my absolute favourite at the moment. Even though they are a faff to make. Very yummy indeed!
    Mandy aka Mummy on the Edge
    x

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    1. Hi Mandy, that does sound good. I think I will be craving falafel now :)

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  2. Better not mention any dead animals on your blog ;p Sooo, my fave veggie sandwich would be egg and cress, I just love egg sandwiches. Your sandwich looks great, I am partial to all of the ingredients and the carrots would give a nice bit of texture to the squishy avocado and hummus.

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    1. It does need the crunch Janice. I like egg sandwiches now and again, but I do like them well seasoned with salt and pepper :)

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  3. love that sandwich - do you take it to work or is it only something you have fresh - wondered if the avocado would keep its colour

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    1. Sometimes I have it at home, but I do take it to work. The lemon juice really helps hold the colour.

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  4. Looks delicious and healthy! My taste changes from time to time but at present my fav sandwiches are prawn mayo or a good ploughman's.

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    1. I have a notion for a ploughmans' sandwich from time to time too. What I really miss is a ploughman's lunch. I haven't had that in a pub for years.

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  5. I love huumus and carrot together in a sandwich - especially if the hummus is homemade with lots of cumin in it. Delicious!

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    1. I don't usually put cumin in Corina, I prefer coriander, but I have had it with cumin and it was pretty good.

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  6. Oh you are so healthy and virtuous ;0)
    Love the flavour combo of this sanga, defo not a sandwich you'd get when you nip over to Morries for a late lunch! Mouth is watering now.

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    1. There is a complete lack of yummy sandwiches anywhere near my work too, unless you take your own.

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  7. Yummy! Bet it would be gorgeous in a wrap too.

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    1. Mmmmmmmm, that would be good to Louise :)

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  8. Growing up my favourite sandwich consisted of cheese, spring onion and lettuce. In fact I still really enjoy it.

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    1. Sounds good, but I like a bit of contrast with my cheese, a spot of pickle or pickled beetroot. Mmmmmmmm!

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  9. Delicious sandwich!
    Have a nice evening

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    1. Thanks Manu, I hope you have a good evening too. We are just about to eat dinner, then relaxing for a while before bed :)

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  10. Well funnily enough, my favourite sandwich is hummous and avocado in a wholemeal pitta. Love the idea of adding in the carrot, though so will definitely give that a try. I think the pittas give me enough texture that I haven't needed the crunch but certainly see that you would need it if using sliced bread instead.
    One of the boys' favourite lunches is hummous with carrots and pitta so I should vary it a bit and try them with one of these sandwiches. Thank you for inspiring a couple of lunches for next week.

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  11. I am pleased to have inspired you Louise. I am going to have to try this in a pitta too now :)

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  12. This is a great looking sandwich. Anything with hummus would make my list.

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