Our Favorite Veggie Sandwich

veggie sandwich

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Makes 1 sandwich

Put that Ikarian-Style Sourdough bread to good use and turn your salad into a sandwich you can take to work or pack up for a family picnic. Get creative and pile up seasonal vegetables or switch up the hummus for a white bean spread to make this vegetarian sandwich a favorite for everyone in your family.

TIP FOR LEFTOVERS: Shredded beets and carrots are always a great addition to a salad. Actually, anything and everything inside this sandwich can and should be used in your dinner salad—even the hummus works well in a dressing!

Ingredients

  • Olive oil to taste
  • 2 thick slices of sourdough bread
  • Hummus to taste
  • Sliced avocado to taste
  • A few pieces of thinly sliced cucumber or radish (for crunch!)
  • Small handful of peeled and grated beet
  • Small handful of grated carrot
  • 1 small tomato (preferably heirloom), sliced
  • Handful of your favorite salad greens
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Balsamic vinegar to taste

Directions

  1. Drizzle the olive oil on the bread, then toast in the oven on one side.
  2. Spread the hummus on the untoasted side of the bread.
  3. Layer on the veggies and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, then close your sandwich.
  5. Welcome to the world of delicious raw beets.

Recipe from The Plantiful Table: Easy, From-the-Earth Recipes for the Whole Family, copyright © Andrea Duclos, 2015. Photos by Andrea Duclos. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold.