Spicy Black Bean Hummus Vegetable Sandwiches ~ Last week was a bit crazy and filled with a lot of rich and heavy foods. To finish off the hectic week my computer crashed –– and by crashed I mean it’s now on the official “Failure” alert status at the Apple store. Bah humbug! Considering I spend a few hours a day on that darn thing, this was beyond was terrible news. The upside of it all was that it felt like someone was telling me to take it easy and slow things down a bit. So, I did –– if only slightly, but I did. And you know what? It wasn’t the end of the world and I got to hang out with some good friends in the process. This week, I am trying to take it a bit easier as well as lighten up the table offerings a bit. You know what a sucker I am for a good sandwich? This one fits the bill for healthy, hearty, and delicious plus it’s a BIG sandwich so I have to take my time to really enjoy it.
Load it up with thinly sliced veggies.
Add this Spicy Black Bean Hummus.
Make –– then sit back and relax with your delicious sammie.
1cupfresh herbsfennel, mint, cilantro, basil or a mixture
2cupspicy black bean hummussee recipe
8slicesfresh breadI used a multi-grain seeded bread
Slice all of the vegetables thinly using a mandoline or very sharp knife to about 1/16" slices for each. Place bread slices out onto a large cutting board. Spoon a heaping Tablespoon of the spicy black bean hummus mixture onto each slice and spread evenly. Next add feta cheese crumbles to four of the slices, reserving the other four slices until the end to be used as tops.
Place a thin layer of red peppers onto each of the four pieces with the feta cheese, followed by a layer of cucumbers, beets, onions, red cabbage, spinach, and herbs. Top each of the four sandwiches with the reserved pieces to form sandwiches. Slice each one in half and serve.
Drain the black beans by half and place into a food processor. Next add in the tahini paste, jalapeno, lime juice, garlic, cumin powder, and salt and pulse together until well combined and smooth.
Use this as a sandwich spread or a dip with your favorite vegetables or chips.