I had to think of some delicious no-cook recipes, which is where the ultimate veggie sandwich comes in.
With this wild and crazy kitchen remodel going on, there are points where I have had no stove or oven, or many of my kitchen utensils and apparatuses.
Not only does it make things super interesting at dinnertime, and all day since I run a full time food, cooking & nutrition business out of my home, but it also makes me very uninspired to make anything fun.
Or anything at all for that matter. But, I have been forced to be a bit creative with making healthy things to eat that are no-cook or are extremely low maintenance. And that's okay.
A no-cook lunch: the ultimate veggie sandwich
And honestly, it's turned out to be more flavorful than I had anticipated. I'm not saying it's been hassle-free, because if I said that, I'd be lying.
But the fun part is that I created something incredibly delicious, wholesome and the extreme opposite of high maintenance using Sabra Hummus, even with all this craziness going on.
Sabra sent me a giant box of their amazing hummus flavors to play with, and honestly, the timing could not have been more perfect.
There is so much flavor packed in these bad boys, and not only does it make the perfect snack dip (think tortilla chips, veggies, pita), it can be the base and feature for an incredible meal.
That's where the Ultimate Veggie Sandwich comes in. This baby has thick layers of hummus on each slice of hearty whole grain bread (use ANY flavor, you can't go wrong), slices of squeaky fresh mozzarella, all the veggies (literally ALL THE VEGGIES), and creamy ripe avocado.
There are so many textures and flavors going on, it's really an explosion in your mouth, and a sandwich you can totally feel good about.
AND IT DOESN'T REQUIRE THE STOVE OR OVEN. Holy cow.
What all goes on this sandwich?
Personally, I enjoy this sammie with radishes, cucumber, carrots, red cabbage and handfuls of spinach, but it would be great with whatever veggies you have leftover in the fridge (that's my kind of recipe).
Plus, I love using the jalapeno hummus variety because it adds a bit of spice to all that goodness. You know I love that spice.
Also, there's something I really need to get off my chest. I absolutely adore veggies, but I am not really one to order a veggie sandwich at a restaurant.
I almost always opt for the meat version because, well, I'm from the Midwest and dig meat, but it always seems more filling and satisfying to have a little meat protein on there.
But I tell ya', this sandwich gives those meat versions a run for their money. I ate half of this sandwich for lunch and was super full and my tummy was happy.
And I felt really accomplished for eating all those crisp, colorful veggies. It doesn't hurt that those slices of fresh mozzarella cheese are to-die-for (#Wisconsin).
But what I think makes it so satisfying is the Sabra Hummus. It's a great source of fiber and protein, and really took this sandwich to the next level. Especially considering it added another texture and held all the fillings together.
Now tell me: what's your favorite way to hummus?
I received free samples of Sabra mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. All views are my own.Print
The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich
Colorful veggies, hummus and fresh mozzarella cheese are stacked between slices of whole grain bread to make this Ultimate Veggie Sandwich.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 1 Sandwich 1x
- Category: Lunch
- Method: No-Cook
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 2 slices whole grain bread
- 3-4 tablespoons Sabra hummus
- 3 radishes, thinly sliced
- ¼ medium cucumber, thinly sliced
- 3-4 slices fresh mozzarella
- ½ medium avocado, sliced
- Pinch coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ cup shredded carrots and red cabbage
- ¼ cup baby spinach
- Spread both slices of whole grain bread with hummus. On one slice, stack the radish, cucumber, fresh mozzarella and avocado and sprinkle with coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper. Top with carrots, cabbage and baby spinach. Top with the other slice of whole grain bread.
- Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
- Calories: 601
- Sugar: 5 g
- Sodium: 617 mg
- Fat: 34 g
- Saturated Fat: 12 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 8 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 51 g
- Fiber: 15 g
- Protein: 29 g
- Cholesterol: 60 mg
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