Day 5: Ava-humma-what?!

Theme: Best sandwich ever.

Pop quiz! In my and Elly’s world the best sandwiches must have:

a) Avocado
b) Hummus
c) Sprouts
d) All of the above

If you guessed d, you’re right. Here’s the sandwich we created today with our recipe for homemade dukkah hummus. If you’re all “dukka-huh?” like I was a few weeks ago, check out this recipe on one of my new-found fave vegan blogs: faring-well.

Inspired/adapted from Almo-cado Sandwiches in Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes.


  • 2 cans garbanzo (chickpeas) drained. But don’t you dare throw out that liquid gold…it’s a vegan’s dream replacement for egg whites in things like meringue, mousse, and macaroons. Just put it in a container and store in the fridge.
  • 2 Tablespoons tahini
  • 1 1/2 lemons juiced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup dukkah or your favorite spice blend/combo (some favorites: garam masala, extra garlic, cumin, paprika, a dash of cayenne, etc.)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and let ‘er rip for a minute or two until smooth. Add a tablespoon at a time of the aquafaba (fancy word for leftover canned chickpea juice) you saved if it’s needed to get things going. Adjust seasoning as necessary.

Sandwich IngredientsIngredients-Sandwich*

  • slices of toasted seed bread (we’ve been diggin’ Dave’s Killer Bread lately if you’re looking a recommendation)
  • hummus (or almond butter** if you’d like)
  • sliced avocado
  • sprouts (I used bean sprouts but I think I would of preferred alfalfa or pea sprouts next time)
  • shredded/grated raw beet (squeeze out the beet juice and soak in 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar, the juice of half an orange, and a clove of crushed garlic to take out some of the earthiness)
  • carrots
  • cucumber
  • micro greens

Sandwich Assembly***

  • Spread hummus on bread (one side or both), layer on your veggies, and dive in. I really enjoyed this with some spicy seaweed chips.

Sandwich made
*People, this is a sandwich, not rocket science. Put whatever veggies you dig on that thing!

**In the original, this sandwich uses almond butter as a spread with the avocado, beets, and sprouts on it. I thought it was a little weird of a combination when reading the recipe, but I tried it and the creaminess of the avocado and almond butter work pretty well together. I would not suggest hummus and almond butter though.

***Also, not rocket science. If you need directions for making a sandwich you should probably buy the book…;)

-E & E


4 thoughts on “Day 5: Ava-humma-what?!

    1. Thanks for stopping by our blog. I hope you get a chance to make it! Just checked out your blog-excited to learn more about vegan beauty products. It is definitely one area I need to research more. I like that you have reviews too-I generally don’t wear make up often so I am wary of buying items just to try them out. Glad that vegan mofo is helping me connect with all these cool vegan peeps! 🙂

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