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  • Makes 4 sandwiches

A healthy homemade hummus, which features sauteed carrots and chopped fresh dill, delivers loads of flavor while helping to hold these fresh-and-hearty plant-based sandwiches together. The sliced pepperoncini add a tangy kick. If pepperoncini aren’t your thing, roasted red peppers would also be delicious here.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallot
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 15-oz. can no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 slices country-style multigrain bread, toasted
  • 4 teaspoons toasted sunflower kernels
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • ¼ cup sliced pickled pepperoncini peppers, drained
  • 2 cups fresh baby kale and/or baby spinach

Instructions

  1. For veggie hummus, in a large skillet combine carrots, shallot, garlic, and ¼ cup water. Bring to simmering. Cover and cook on medium-low about 10 minutes or until carrots are tender. Transfer carrot mixture to a blender or food processor. Add chickpeas and lemon juice. Cover and blend or process until smooth, adding water 1 Tbsp. at a time to reach desired consistency. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Stir in dill and black pepper.
  2. Spread half of the bread slices with hummus. Top with sunflower kernels, cucumber, pepperoncinis, and kale. Top with the remaining bread slices.

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Katie Duckworth1 week ago
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This is my favorite vegan sandwich! The banana peppers, the crunch, the carrot hummus…mmm. Since I rarely have fresh dill, I like to make it with Cajun seasoning.

Millie8 months ago
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Nice recipe, i often make hummus, carrot one may become my fave

Liv9 months ago
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What is the nutrition content per sandwhich?

David11 months ago
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Though a hard-core carnivore, I loved the sandwich. I use sprouted grain bread, add cayenne to the hummus, and load the sandwich with arugula, sprouts, and watercress. Then a little mustard. Fantastic!

Sonia1 year ago
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So stinkin’ good. So stinkin’ quick. So stinkin’ easy. Love it.

Pam1 year ago
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Than you for this refreshing recipe. I am delighted to be introduced to carrot hummus. It is sweet and delicious and no tahini is needed. Instead of dill, I substituted 1/2 tsp of ground cumin and pureed it with the other ingredients. As for pickled pepperoncini, I will save it for starting fires.

Lydia1 year ago
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Perfect for lunch!

Jayne1 year ago
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Searching for a grainy all vegan bread….suggestions please

Connie8 months ago
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I order Simple Kneads bread online. You order 4 loaves and freeze and take out loaves as needed. I keep in the refrigerated. They don’t bake your order until ordered. Ships fast. I love the sourdough,pumpernickel, and their new one cinnamon raisin.

David Uttke11 months ago
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Ezekiel bread is a good choice

Rene12 months ago
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I buy my bread from Aldi. It’s really good – grains, organic.

Erica1 year ago
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Our favorite grainy, vegan bread is the “Squirrely” Sprouted Wheat bread from Silver Hills. Delicious and full of omega-6s.

Jane2 years ago
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Would love to see the nutritional values of these recipes

C2 years ago
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Not a fan of dill. What would be a good sub?
Thanks!

Mary1 year ago
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Load the ingredients into Cronometer.com to get a full breakout of nutrition.

Elizabeth2 years ago
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Instead of dill, maybe ground cumin or Old Bay seasoning.

Tom and Teresa DeHaven2 years ago
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Looks amazingly delicious…will be trying it soon!!!

Shaun2 years ago
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This looks really yummy. I can’t wait to try it.

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