Hummus, Veggie and Pesto Sandwich

Today’s recipe is basically the answer to the following question: what is a perfectly acceptable way to enjoy pistachio pesto as much as possible? And in a way that I can sneak it by the husband so that he doesn’t think we’re eating the same thing over and over (and over).

This hummus, veggie and pesto sandwich is the ultimate answer. Because, um hello, we can switch up the veggies on the sandwich. So yeah. Totally different? I’ll keep telling myself that.

A healthy and easy hummus, veggie and pesto sandwich! With pistachio pesto and crisp veggies! Creamy, crunchy and completely delicious!

But let’s get real here. Today’s “recipe” is really a non-recipe. More like a general concept, if you will. But clearly I am highly enjoying this lovely little combination for my lunch and dinnertime pleasure, so I figured it was worth sharing. I also figure that we’re in the days following a long weekend, which means we are all easing back into things right now. Non-recipes are where it’s at.

So. During warm crazy humid / hot North Carolina weather, I live totally in the land of salads and sandwiches. There’s just something about the heat that makes me crave all things simple. I most definitely do not have the motivation to make anything complicated or fussy. I guess it’s just that lazy summer vibe, yes? By the time dinner rolls around, all I really want to do is plant myself on the couch (or back porch!) with an ice pop and chillax to the max.

But. When a recipe only takes about 10 minutes to pull together? Well that, that, I can muster up the motivation to make! Especially when it involves pistachio pesto! <— Nothing like some pesto to give me a kick in the butt!

A healthy and easy hummus, veggie and pesto sandwich! With pistachio pesto and crisp veggies! Creamy, crunchy and completely delicious!

So! Let’s talk about this sandwich!

  1. The recipe is super quick already, but it’s crazy fast once you have the pesto made and the veggies all chopped. I like to prep everything in advance so that dinner can be in my belly in no time flat.
  2. Even though I’ve gone on and on about the infamous pistachio pesto (which is dairy free / vegan!), you could certainly use your favorite instead. I’ll allow it.
  3. Also, I feel like this goes without saying, but to keep this gluten free, be sure to use your favorite gluten free bread.
  4. Lastly, our preferred combination of veggies is listed in the recipe, but I think any number of options could work just lovely here. Use the “recipe” below more as your guide!

And with that, I’m off to go make some ice pops. I foresee these coconut mojito ice pops in my immediate future.

A healthy and easy hummus, veggie and pesto sandwich! With pistachio pesto and crisp veggies! Creamy, crunchy and completely delicious!

Yield: will vary

Hummus, Veggie and Pesto Sandwich

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:0 minutes

Total Time:10 minutes

A healthy and easy hummus, veggie and pesto sandwich! With pistachio pesto and crisp veggies! Creamy, crunchy and completely delicious!

Ingredients:

  • slices of your favorite sturdy sandwich bread, toasted
  • plain hummus
  • peeled and sliced cucumber
  • sliced tomato
  • sliced avocado
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • lettuce of choice
  • pistachio pesto

Directions:

Set a piece of bread on a work surface. Smear with a generous amount of hummus. Top with some cucumber, tomato, avocado, red onion, sprouts and finally some lettuce. Smear the pesto generously on a second piece of bread. Place on top and serve immediately!

I didn’t include any quantities for the sandwich ingredients since it really will depend on your preference! Use as much or as little as you like!

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