This Veggie Hummus Sandwich is super quick, easy, and customizable, not to mention healthy and nutritious. It’s got texture and flavor and it might just become your new favorite lunch! Ready in 10 minutes or less!
Believe it or not, this is THE most requested lunch by my kids. I can’t explain why this veggie loaded sandwich is their favorite thing except that all the flavors and textures just work so well together.
It only takes about 10 minutes to make, but you can cut that time down to almost 2 minutes if you prep all the components ahead of time. Then, the only thing you have to do when you’re ready to eat is toast the bread….and even that’s optional!
The recipe for this Hummus Sandwich below makes enough for 4 sandwiches, but it’s just as easy to make one sandwich as it is to make enough for a crowd.
Ingredients you need
Ingredient notes and substitutions
Bread ~ I like a hearty bread with whole grains, nuts and seeds as a nice contrast to the delicate vegetables. And, in my opinion, toasted is a must, however my kids would tell you otherwise.
Use your favorite bread. Toast it or don’t. Gluten free bread works great, too.
Store-bought hummus is fine in whatever savory flavor you enjoy most.
Veggies ~ The sky is the limit here. I suggest one leafy green and 3 to 4 other vegetables sliced thin or shredded.
Our favorite combo is arugula, cucumber, red bell pepper, and carrots.
Other vegetables to try: romaine, fresh spinach, sliced zucchini, sliced tomato, smoked tomatoes, sliced radishes, or avocado.
Extras ~ I think this hummus sandwich is pretty perfect just the way it is, but if you want to kick it up to the next level, feel free to add some fresh ground black pepper, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, or some quick pickled red onions.
For a different take, try my Veggie Tortilla Rollups.
How to make the recipe
First, toast your bread, if desired. Then spread hummus on one slice and place it face up on a plate (1).
Top with arugula (2), then shaved carrot ribbons (3), followed by thinly sliced cucumber (4) and bell peppers (5).
Finally, spread hummus on the second slice of bread (6) before placing it, hummus side down, on top of the sandwich.
Pro tips and trucks
Making a hummus sandwich isn’t rocket science, but there are some tips and tricks to make it come together perfectly.
~ Toast the bread for extra crunch.
~ Use your favorite hummus….store-bought or homemade. Homemade hummus can be made ahead and kept in the fridge for several days so it’s ready when you are.
~ Don’t be afraid to slather the hummus on thick. It provides healthy plant based protein to keep you full and satisfied.
~ Place a layer of greens over the hummus before adding any “wet” vegetables to keep the bread from getting soggy.
~ Slice all the veggies thinly. Too many chunky or oddly shaped veggies will make for a cumbersome sandwich that may fall apart.
~ All of the components of this sandwich can be prepped ahead and kept in the fridge in individual air-tight containers for 2 to 3 days. Note: Do not toast the bread until you are ready to eat.
~ Check out my Ultimate Guide to Packing a Vegan Lunchbox for tips on how to prep this hummus sandwich ahead and keep it fresh until lunchtime.
A hummus sandwich is bread layered with hummus and different kinds of vegetables.
The short answer is almost all of them. Choose 3 or 4 of your favorites and pile them on the sandwich!
Yes! These Veggie Hummus Sandwiches are loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and yes, even protein!
Yes! Many breads are naturally vegan. However, some brands do include dairy, eggs, or honey, so be sure to read the label and choose accordingly.
More easy vegan lunch ideas
- Vegan Tuna Salad
- Curried Tofu Salad Sandwich
- Vegan Chickpea Salad
- Veggie Wrap
- Easy White Bean Salad
- Easy Hummus Pasta
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Veggie Hummus Sandwich
- 8 slices bread gluten free, if desired
- 1 cup hummus any savory variety, homemade or store-bought
- 2 cups arugula romaine or fresh spinach would also work
- 2 carrots peeled into ribbons or shredded
- ½ English cucumber sliced thin
- 1 red bell pepper sliced thin
- Toast the bread, if desired.
- Spread 2 tablespoons of hummus on one slice of bread.
- Top with ½ cup arugula, then a pile of carrot ribbons, followed 6 slices of cucumber and some bell pepper slices.
- Spread another 2 tablespoons on hummus on a second slice of bread and add it to the top of the sandwich, hummus side down.
- Slice in half for easier eating.