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Hummus & Avocado Sandwich

by jenny sansouci on April 20, 2011

The other day I tweeted about eating a hummus & avocado sandwich, and that it was pure bliss (it was). I got a few excited responses from other hummus-avocado enthusiasts, so I figured this was a good, simple recipe to share with the world.

A hummus and avocado sandwich is the perfect quick, filling, and amazingly delicious (and vegan) sandwich. The chickpeas in the hummus give you a nice bit of protein (especially when paired with a sprouted grain bread like Ezekiel), and the avocado is rich in good fats, vitamin E (great for skin!), B vitamins, potassium, and other exciting nutrients.

Together, they are the perfect combo when you want a satisfying lunch or if you have a vegan coming to visit and have no idea what to give them. 😉

Here’s my recipe for this friendly little sandwich:

  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 2 slices of Ezekiel sprouted grain bread
  • Hummus – enough to spread a thick layer on both slices of bread (make your own here or use organic store-bought, flavor of your choice)
  • 2 slices of tomato
  • Pinch of chopped cilantro
  • Juice from 1 lemon slice
  • Drizzle of hot sauce
  • Sea salt & black pepper to taste

Toast bread

Spread hummus on both slices

Place sliced avocado and sliced tomato on the bread

Sprinkle with cilantro

Squeeze lemon juice on top

Add sea salt & pepper to taste

Drizzle with hot sauce

Close sandwich


Hope you enjoy this one…if you have a sandwich press that would probably make it extra delish. This sandwich is a little messy, but it’s also extremely FUN.


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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Leo April 21, 2011 at 9:10 am

This was the best sandwich I have ever tasted in my LIFE. It should be called “the truth” because essentially it is made from PURE LOVE. AMAAAAZINNNGG


caitlyn April 21, 2011 at 10:12 am

heres my easy lunch solution for the day! no more cheese and crackers.


jenny sansouci April 21, 2011 at 10:20 am

Caits, I was actually going to recommend you try this sandwich! 🙂 Leo couldn’t believe it didn’t have cheese on it because it was so creamy and awesome.


Kat NYC April 21, 2011 at 11:06 am

Great! Sounds and looks delicious. I’ve been looking for alternatives for cheese sandwiches (trying to quit cheese eating) and this sounds like filling option that I can take to work and eat for breakfast or lunch, or both, why not. Most junk I eat is during my lunch hour because the area I work in Manhattan really has no healthy vegan options at all. That’s why I dream about finding a job in East or West Village or LES…


chompers April 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm

the hot sauce sounds a bit weird?? what does that do? is it good? what kind of hot sauce? like taco bell sauce? i have that………………….. i’m willing to try, but what does it taste like?


jenny sansouci April 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm

No, not Taco Bell hot sauce, but that’s funny. I use Cholula hot sauce and I love it!


chompers April 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm

🙂 thanks


jeremy October 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Nice, I’ll have to try this some time. I usually eat pita with hummus and romaine for lunch. Today, I added spinach and avocado and the avocado it made a world of difference. Btw: if you like *spicy* try adding the habanero hot sauce from Trader Joes – it’s got a really nice kick. I usually mix several tablespoons of it into the hummus (Mediterranean style, also from TJs) beforehand so I don’t have to add it later; I usually make more of mess when I do that.


Kfury December 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Very nice! Funny enough, I usually eat a slice of ezekiel low sodium, spread on sabra hummus, 1/2 avocado and top it with Pace Salsa. People think it’s weird… I think it tastes great! I’m going to try cholula or tapatio instead, and add the other stuff you put on here!


WMcROBERTS May 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Just had this today for lunch as one of our local deli’s had this as there special today. OMG, This is the best thing I have ever had. And it is healthy!!!


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