This is my favorite sandwich right now by far… It all started with a hummus sandwich I order at a bagel place near my work. And you can add a few extras… and because I love grain mustard so much, I started ordering the hummus sandwich with grain mustard, and take it from me, it gives it a really nice kick. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
I make my own hummus, and the recipe will follow. But just in case you want to try this and are strapped for time, just take some store-bought hummus, brighten the flavor with some squirts of lime juice and call it a day.
1 can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans – I still have not been able to figure out how to make the garbanzo beans from scratch 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese juice of one lime about 1/2 cup of olive oil – enough to make the mixture as creamy as possible 1 clove of garlic, minced salt and pepper to taste a dash of paprika Whole -wheat bread – choose your favorite, pita, baguette, bagel, it will work with any Whole-grain mustard Tomatoes Lettuce or any other greens – optional
For the hummus:
- Rinse the garbanzo beans.
- Place garbanzo beans, cheese, garlic, lime juice salt, pepper, paprika and some of the olive oil in a food processor.
- Pulse until the mixture is creamy. If the mixture is not as creamy as it should be, keep adding olive oil in small increments until you reach a smooth texture.
The Parmesan replaces the tahini sauce… because I can’t bear to buy a huge jar of tahini just to make hummus. I need to be more versatile with the limited refrigerator space I have. And the lime juice gives it a nice kick… I does not taste like the typical Middle Eastern restaurant hummus, it tastes better!!!
To assemble the sandwich:
- Toast the bread
- Smear hummus on one side and mustard on the other.
- Add tomato and lettuce.
Enjoy… I hope you like it as much as I do.