The Vegan Pita Sandwich with Hummus, Cucumber and Black Olives is a flavorful, quick, and healthy lunch or dinner and a great way to use your garden-fresh cucumbers.
I am in no way claiming to be a vegan (clearly: Braised Short Ribs and Pan-Fried Filet Mignon) ….. buuuuuut, I am definitely a fan and supporter of eating less meat and being smarter about the meat that I do eat. This is one of my go-to sandwiches that doesn’t include any meat or animal products and it may surprise you just how good it tastes! I triple-dog-dare you to make this sandwich and not devour it immediately.
In our house, we generally shoot for at least 1-2 meals per week that do not include meat. Not only does it save on $$, since meats are generally more expensive than non-meat products, but it also forces us to come up with new and different ideas for dinner, that tend to be healthier than their meat counterparts. Black beans and rice, vegetable lasagna and eggplant parmesan are just a few of our go-to’s (I have been meaning to share my eggplant parmesan recipe and we just picked a beautiful eggplant from our garden…. maybe this weekend that goal will come to fruition….). Anyway, the point of this is that while, personally, I do not think I could ever sustain a vegan diet 100% of the time, I am a fan and I truly think there are so many health benefits from choosing to refrain from meat and animal products. This sandwich is one of those benefits 🙂
There is something about the combo of classic, creamy hummus, the crunch of the cucumber and the savoriness of the olives – they pair together to create the most unique and addicting flavor combination – you really have to try it to believe it. And I really hope you do!
- 1 piece of whole wheat pita bread
- 4-6 Tablespoons original hummus
- 6 slices cucumber
- 10-12 black olives, cut into 3 slices each
- (Optional: ¼ cup sprouts)
- Take pita bread and ensure it is cut in half.
- Take a butter knife and spread 2-3 Tablespoons of hummus in each side.
- Add cucumber and black olives.
- Add sprouts, if desired.
- Serve immediately.