Saturday, 20 December 2014

Hummus and Veggies Sandwich

Very tasty, healthy, refreshing and unusual sandwich recipe. Try it.....




Hummus:-







Ingredients:
  • Chickpeas, boiled- 1 cup
  • Extra virgin olive oil-  ¼ cup + 2 tbsp (add more if required for blending)
  • Garlic- 5 small cloves (Indian size)
  • Lemon juice- 1 tbsp 
  • Red chili powder or cayenne pepper- 1 tsp or to taste
  • Roasted cumin powder- 1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds- 2 tbsp (or ¼ cup tahini)
  • Salt- to taste
Method:
  • Soak chickpeas for minimum 8 hours. Boil with salt. Cook till soft.
  • Roast the sesame seeds.
  • Grind sesame seeds into fine powder.
  • Add cooked chickpeas, chili powder, cumin powder, garlic, salt, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic in the same grinder.
  • Blend to a smooth paste.
  • Pour this paste~hummus in the bowl. Dazzle some olive oil and sprinkle little chili powder and cumin powder. 

Ingredients for Sandwich:
  • Brown bread slices-  as required
  • Butter- as required
  • Hummus- as required
  • Cucumber- 2
  • Tomato- 2 med
  • Olives- 6
  • Onion, sliced- 1 med
  • Lettuce/salad leaves or tender spinach leaves- 8 or as required
Seasonings:-
  • Red wine vinegar or Balsamic vinegar- 2 tsp (optional)
  • Mint leaves, finely chopped- 10
  • Chili flakes- to taste
  • Lemon zest- ½ tsp
  • Salt and Pepper- to taste
To assemble the sandwich:
  • Toast the bread slices with little butter. But this is optional, no need to toast.
  • Slice the cucumber, tomato, olives. Chop onion.
  • Combine all veggies in the bowl. Add above mentioned seasonings and toss.
  • Spread a nice thick layer of hummus on two slices of bread.
  • Place lettuce leaves on one slice.
  • Place a layer of tomato slices.
  • Now place overlapping layer of cucumber slices. 
  • Now place onion and olive slices.
  • Cover with the other slice of bread which has hummus already spread on it. Cut in two or four triangles.
  • You can also wrap this sandwich for work, school or picnic.



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