1/2 small red onion – chopped
1/4 med. red pepper – chopped
1/4 med. yellow pepper – chopped
1/2 med. courgette – quartered and cut into bite-sized chunks
3 sundried tomatoes – chopped fine
3 kalamata olives – chopped fine
1 handful fresh spinach – washed and spun dry
1/2 cup hummus – store bought or make your own
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
Multigrain or whole wheat bread (or any bread you like best!)
Toss vegetables with oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Set aside. Spread hummus over one side of bread. Sprinkle chopped olives and sundried tomatoes over hummus. Place vegetables on next, and then spinach. Top with second slice of bread. Bake in oven for 5 – 10 minutes if desired or enjoy as is.
Makes one hearty-sized sandwich.
Hummus is a great source of vegetarian protein and a wonderful source of calcium. With the multitude of colours in the sandwich, it creates a rainbow effect, which means there are plenty of vitamins and minerals found in the sandwich. The multigrain bread offers the health benefit of high fibre which helps with slow digestion.