Vegetarian Summer Lunch: Tomato and Hummus Sandwich Recipe

June 25th, 2013

If you’re like me and you have about 30 tomatoes sitting around your kitchen anytime during the summer, then you may appreciate this quick lunch idea, an update on the standby tomato sandwich.

I’m not a vegetarian, but I’m trying to incorporate more meatless meals into my diet. With my recent attempts to follow the Mediterranean Diet to lower my cholesterol, this sandwich is a natural.



Tomato and Hummus Sandwich

  • One nice locally grown ripe tomato
  • Two tablespoons of hummus (make your own hummus, or buy one like Fountain of Health)
  • Two slices of whole wheat sandwich bread
  • Black pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Two small slices of reduced fat cheddar cheese (optional)

It’s this easy: Toast your bread; spread hummus on one or both slices; slice tomatoes and add on top of hummus; top with cheese if using; grind some fresh black pepper on top; finish with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.






This isn’t an open-face sandwich, unless you want it to be. To reduce your carb consumption, just use one slice of bread. And, yes, you can use hummus instead of mayo on your sandwiches. It tastes great!

How do you use up your fresh summer tomatoes?



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