Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Perfect Salad Sandwich

I am searching for the perfect salad sandwich. Bread has and always will be one of my weaknesses.....the browner the better. Finding protein free sandwich fillers can prove to be quite challenging and I have yet to find a selection of great vegetarian or vegan salad fillings. If you have any or know where to find them please share......

In the meantime this delicious whole wheat hummus salad sandwich comes quite close. A whole wheat bun, smothered with hummus and layered with fresh watercress, thinly sliced cucumber, grated carrot, avocado and crispy onion sprinkles. YUM!

Salad Sandwich Ingredients

1 Whole wheat bun
Handful of fresh watercress
6 Slices of thinly sliced cucumber
1/2 Grated carrot
1/4 Sliced avocado
Handful of crispy onion sprinkles
Prepared Hummus

  1. Cut open a whole wheat bun of your choice.
  2. Smother a thick layer of hummus on each side.
  3. Layer the remaining ingredients.
  4. Close and serve.

Try this Delicious Homemade Hummus




1 I tin of organic chickpeas drained and rinsed or 250-300 g well cooked chickpeas
60-70 g of lemon juice (or less and top up with a little water)
1 garlic clove, peeled
2 peeled strips of lemon zest (no pith)
2 tbsp hulled organic tahini
1 tsp of agave or honey
2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
cracked pepper
Celtic or Himalayan salt


  1. Grind the garlic and lemon zest in a food processor until fine.
  2. Scrape down and process again.
  3. Add all ingredients except olive oil and blend  1-2 mins.
  4. Scape down sides and around the base of the blade, add olive oil, and blend another 2-3 mins.
  5. Check seasoning and add more salt and pepper if needed.

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