Greens and Things Sandwiches with Carrot Hummus

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.

By Shelli McConnell,


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Spread half of the bread slices with hummus. Top with sunflower kernels, cucumber, pepperoncinis, and kale. Top with the remaining bread slices.

Comments (18)

(5 from 9 votes)

Recipe Rating

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Katie Duckworth

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.


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


What is the nutrition content per sandwhich?


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!


So stinkin' good. So stinkin' quick. So stinkin' easy. Love it.


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.


Perfect for lunch!


Searching for a grainy all vegan bread....suggestions please


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


I buy my bread from Aldi. It's really good - grains, organic.

David Uttke

Ezekiel bread is a good choice


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.


Would love to see the nutritional values of these recipes


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


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


Load the ingredients into to get a full breakout of nutrition.

Tom and Teresa DeHaven

Looks amazingly delicious...will be trying it soon!!!


This looks really yummy. I can't wait to try it.

About the Author

Headshot of Shelli McConnell

About the Author

Shelli McConnell

Shelli McConnell graduated with a bachelor of science in consumer food science and a minor in journalism from Iowa State University. She began her career as a home economist in the Better Homes & Gardens test kitchen before moving into an editorial position within DotDash Meredith. She has since freelanced for 25 years and has served as an editorial project manager for many books and magazines, including three editions of the Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book. She has also developed thousands of recipes for publications including Forks Over Knives magazine; Eat This, Not That!; Diabetic Living; Better Homes & Gardens; The Magnolia Journal; and more. McConnell loves to entertain and inspire, so when she’s not in her office, she’s usually in her kitchen. Find her on LinkedIn.
See More from this Author

Free Download

Free 5-day meal plan!

Get a taste for healthy, fuss-free meal planning with this free five-day meal plan from Forks Meal Planner!

By providing your email address, you consent to receive newsletter emails from Forks Over Knives. We value your privacy and will keep your email address safe. You may unsubscribe from our emails at any time.

Placeholder image

Join our mailing list

Get free recipes and the latest info on living a happy, healthy plant-based lifestyle.

By providing your email address, you consent to receive newsletter emails from Forks Over Knives. We value your privacy and will keep your email address safe. You may unsubscribe from our emails at any time.