Category: Easy And Quick Recipes

In this mouthwatering gourmet sandwich, creamy (and colorful!) carrot hummus perfectly complements crisp lettuce, crunchy cucumber slices, and the sweet-spicy bite of pickled pepperoncini peppers.


  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallot
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 15-oz. can no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 slices country-style multigrain bread, toasted
  • 4 teaspoons toasted sunflower kernels
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • ¼ cup sliced pickled pepperoncini peppers, drained
  • 2 cups fresh baby kale and/or baby spinach


  • For veggie hummus, in a large skillet combine carrots, shallot, garlic, and ¼ cup water. Bring to simmering. Cover and cook on medium-low about 10 minutes or until carrots are tender. Transfer carrot mixture to a blender or food processor. Add chickpeas and lemon juice. Cover and blend or process until smooth, adding water 1 Tbsp. at a time to reach desired consistency. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Stir in dill and black pepper.
  • Spread half of the bread slices with hummus. Top with sunflower kernels, cucumber, pepperoncinis, and kale. Top with the remaining bread slices.