Looking for a quick lunch or dinner that packs in the flavor, nutrition, and bulk all in one – look no further. This recipe is quite balanced — you get the creamy, the crunchy and the chewy in each and every bite. And you probably already have the ingredients on hand. Grated carrots are sautéed with cumin and garlic and served over whole-grain bread with a slather of hummus. A fragrant basil garnish tops it all off. So good.
The carrots are what make this baby glow:
Carrots: prevent cancer by virtue of compound (almost exclusive to the vegetable) falcarinol, improves vision with its high vitamin A and beta-carotene content, prevent heart disease with its carotenoids, lower blood cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of stroke, nourish the skin, helps slow the process of aging, and contributes to dental health.
Carrot & Hummus Sandwich
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Keywords: vegan vegetarian carrots tahini cumin sandwich
Ingredients (2 servings)
- 2 large carrots, grated finely (makes about 1.5 cups)
- 1 garlic clove
- Dash of salt and pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 pieces of whole-grain/whole-wheat bread
- Pre-made or store-bought hummus
- Tahini and fresh basil for garnish
Grate the carrots finely and chop the garlic. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the olive oil, carrots and garlic. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin. Cook and mix occasionally until the carrots become softer — about 8-10 minutes.
Serve the carrots over bread slathered in hummus. Drizzle with tahini and garnish with fresh basil.
Nom nom nom! Enjoy!
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