17 October 2012

Falafel & Hummus Bagel


In a lunch rut?

You have to try this bagel!

A toasted sesame seed bagel, spread with tangy mango chutney, then given a generous layer of spicy falafel, topped with sweet, crunchy grated carrot and finished off with a generous dollop or two of creamy homemade hummus.

This is a supreme sandwich! The flavours and textures are perfect and you may groan as you eat it, much to the amusement of your colleagues.

If you haven't tried homemade hummus, try my recipe for lemon & coriander hummus. It is so easy & quick to make and tastes much better than shop bought. You can also leave out the coriander and just add a squeeze of lemon for a more traditional hummus. My husband isn't keen on garlic, so when I make it for him, I just add about a quarter of a clove. Yes, he is a wuss!



It is also my entry for this month's No Croutons Required. The theme is sandwiches and entries much be vegetarian. You have until Saturday 21 October 2012. I will be posting in the evening, so you have until then to add it to the linky  Be creative, think bagels, croissants, tortillas, artisan bread, pitta bread, crumpets...................


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Falafel & Hummus Bagel
This is one of the best sandwiches I have had the pleasure to eat. I made mine with homemade hummus, but you can use shop bought hummus.
Ingredients
  • 1 sesame seed bagel
  • 2 tsp mango chutney
  • 3 ready to eat falafel
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 2 large dollops hummus
Instructions
1. Cut your bagel in half and toast it.2. Spread the bottom of the bagel with mango chutney, then top with falafel, grated carrot and hummus.3. Enjoy!
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Yield: Serves 1


Graham and I are having these for lunch today again and I can't wait. Roll on lunchtime!

37 comments:

  1. great idea for a sandwich - I bought hummus today (partly because Sylvia rejected my home made one) and it was pretty dire - but I love some decent hummus on a sandwich

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    1. Oh that is a shame. Well I hope she gets to like it again :)

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    2. Oh yes, me too, I love hummus in a sandwich, although always shop bought I haven't been brave enough to make my own.

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    3. It's so easy to make if you have a food processor Sharon. Just throw everything in and whizz. You can make it as garlicky or spicy as you like.

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  2. This would definitely be something I would really enjoy Jacqueline!

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    1. Good, I do hope you try it then Val :)

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  3. Sounds delicious, sort of thing my husband would love too, he just likes piling loads of different stuff on a sandwich!

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    1. It is delicious and I think your husband has something there :)

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  4. OMG! I can't wait until the weekend when I'll have time to make this! Yum!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it then Themo, although I can tell you, it is well worth the wait :)

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  5. I am in a lunch rut! This looks like it would be a perfectly delicious sandwich. YUM.

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    1. It is so easy to get in that rut. I hit it myself sometimes, this bagel would get you out of it with a bang :)

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  6. Just my kind if sandwich Jac! I love sesame seeds a d bagels, so this is a winner! I have entered my NCR recipe already, so am ahead if myself this time - I entered a tartine, a French open sandwich! Karen

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    1. Thanks for entering Karen, I must go look at your sandwich :)

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  7. Ooooooooooooooooooh that really does sound good! I'm only just getting into bagels really - I'm not much of a sandwhich eater you see. But this is making my mouth water :) hummus and falafel is always a winning combo!

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    1. It's a great combo and I am just getting into them too. I used to eat them with philadelphia, but that was years ago.

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  8. Sounds like my kind of sandwich. I think it would taste great with tzatziki instead of hummus too.

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    1. You are so right, that would be good. Must try that!

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  9. I like falafel but I never tried to combine with mango chutney. I like to use bagel as alternative to pita bread...uhm this goes on my lunch ideas list.

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    1. The mango chutney works really well with the spicy falafel and is a nice contrast to the hummus.

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  10. What a beauty of a photo! I have such a weakness for falafel that this post is making me weak at the knees!

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    1. Hehe, I am very pleased about that :)

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  11. Makkah Market serves you the most delicious Falafel sandwich with hummus tomato and pickles. Falafel is a popular recipe from Middle East, consists of chickpeas that are shaped into patties.

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  12. Perfect meal for weekend dinner...lovely click, J!

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  13. What a great idea to make a felafel sandwich with a bagel instead of pita. I love the mango chutney addition, too. Sounds delicious!

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    1. The mango chutney really works well. A nice contrast to the other flavours.

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  14. I love falafel and houmous bagels! One of my fave sandwich shops here does it and it's a great meat alternative!

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    1. Brilliant! I love them. Bet the shop ones don't have mango chutney though :)

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  15. I have made the Bagel, twice, and pronounce it totally fab-u-lous! My sister enjoyed it with me on Friday and my husband was also impressed with it's tastiness today. Thanks for a great sandwich Jac.

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    1. Yay! A great success. My hubby and friend Andrew have been enjoying them too. Cooper isn't sure. I think it just seems huge to him!

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  16. I could eat this for lunch every day.

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  18. Making this again today, had to check back on recipe as I've been adapting it!

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    1. It's Graham's favourite now. He has it quite often. Glad you are enjoying it :)

      What changes have you been making to it?

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