Hummus Sandwich with Tomato-Cucumber Relish




1 1/2 cups canned garbanzo beans, drained

3/4 cup tahini paste

3 cloves garlic, minced

juice from one lemon

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tsp. cumin

salt , to taste

Tomato-Cucumber Relish

2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced

1 tsp. fresh ginger

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 shallot, chopped

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/2 tsp chile paste

1 tsp. fresh cilantro, chopped

salt and pepper, to taste.

1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives

baby spinach

6 rolls


In a bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade add the garbanzos, tahini paste, garlic, and lemon juice. Process until smooth. With motor running slowly pour in the olive oil. Add the cumin ans salt and process until combined. Set aside.


Combine the tomatoes, cucumber, ginger, garlic , olives and shallot in a bowl. Add the vinegar, olive oil, chile paste and cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper, mix well.

Split each roll in half. Spread each bottom with the hummus. Top with relish, baby spinach and top with other half of roll.

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