I recreated this deliciously refreshing vegetable sandwich from my favorite bakery. The cool crispness is perfect anytime of the year!

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To prepare the cilantro hummus, place the garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, and paprika into a blender. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of water, lemon juice, and the cilantro. Puree until smooth, and set aside.

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  • Whisk together 1/4 cup of water, vinegar, 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, sugar, 1 pinch of salt, and sesame oil in a bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Add the cucumber, tomato, and red onion. Toss to coat the vegetables in the dressing.

  • Spread two slices of bread with the cilantro hummus, and sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese. Top with shredded lettuce and the vegetable mixture. Pour on additional dressing to taste, and top with the remaining slice of bread.

Nutrition Facts

601.2 calories; 17.1 g protein; 81.6 g carbohydrates; 16.7 mg cholesterol; 2102.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2008
FROM THE RECIPE MAKER: You may also substitute unmarinaded sliced avocados in the place of cucumbers when in a bind or for a different twist. Messy cook's motto: Recipes are a guideline to discovering what you like best. So learn practice experiment and don't be afraid to make a mess. Happy Cooking! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2008
Found the hummus to be a far too salty. Had to add tahini oil lemon juice to cut it. I like the idea though. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2008
FROM THE RECIPE MAKER: You may also substitute unmarinaded sliced avocados in the place of cucumbers when in a bind or for a different twist. Messy cook's motto: Recipes are a guideline to discovering what you like best. So learn practice experiment and don't be afraid to make a mess. Happy Cooking! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2010
Hummus was the only thing that I made I didn't mean to revamp the recipe but the main ingredient is so expensive at 8.00 a jar so I used already made garlic hummus. I added it to the food processor along with 1 full bunch of cilantro and about 1/4 teaspoon chipole powder and 1/2 teaspoon onion powder and a pinch of salt and mixed. It was so simple and tasted just like Panera's. My son loves it saids it taste better! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2008
Found the hummus to be a far too salty. Had to add tahini oil lemon juice to cut it. I like the idea though. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2009
This was rather bland hummus. I added more cilantro and paprika but it still was salty and otherwise tasteless. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2010
Yummy! Great fillng lunch! I did leave the tahini and feta cheese off to make a lower fat version. Plus I am not a big fan of how tahinni paste changes the flavor of hummus. Added less fresh cilantro so as not to over power the whole sandwich; glad I did. Plus I didn't notice until too late the hummus spread called for minced garlic and garlic powder. Would have added more minced and no garlic powder. Other than those small tweaks I loved this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2008
Very reminiscent of "p-bread". I didn't really change anything except I did the marinated veggies called for avocado slices. And I added only half of the salt called for in the hummus. This one is a keeper great weeknight dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2009
I make just the hummus and always have some on hand around our house. We eat it on a rgular basis with toasted pita points. It makes a great snack for my 2-year-old. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2008
I only made the hummus but it was wonderful! Better than the cilantro hummus I buy at Whole Foods. I used the liquid from the chick peas to thin it out a bit. I served this at a party this last weekend and everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2010
this is just like penera's veggy sandwich but the cucumbers are marinated. you could make this easier and its just as wonderful with plane sliced cucumbers. Read More
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