Red Pepper Hummus Sandwich

Terry WaltersBy Terry Walters  , ,   , , ,

September 26, 2013

My girls like hummus as a snack with carrots or chips, but try to get them to accept it in a sandwich, and I have to do something different. Roasted red peppers are my answer. They’re easy to make or buy prepared and add a smoky sweetness that wakes up hummus and makes it a delicious accompaniment to sweet tomatoes and bitter arugula. Add crispy grilled bread from an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan and turn this otherwise simple lunch into an artisan sandwich.



1 clove garlic, peeled

1½ cups prepared chickpeas

3 tablespoons tahini

Juice of 1 lemon

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon ground cumin


2 roasted red peppers

Sea salt

Ingredients per sandwich:

2 slices sourdough or gluten-free bread, grilled or toasted

2 tablespoons prepared hummus (per above)

2 slices heirloom tomato

¼ cup arugula

1 slice red onion


1Prepare hummus: With food processor running, drop in garlic clove to mince. Turn off processor and add chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and cumin and process until smooth, adding water as desired 1 tablespoon at a time to thin to desired consistency. Add red pepper and sea salt to taste. Process until smooth and set aside.

2Make sandwich: Place ingredients on first piece of bread in order listed. Top with second piece of bread and enjoy!