Hummus Tapenade Sandwich

This simple, filling sandwich is packed with color and flavor. It’s got a semi-toasted bread loaded with hummus, tapenade, spinach, tomatoes, and lots of herbs and garlic. Best of all, the recipe looks long, but it only takes a few minutes to put together. For me, that’s the perfect lunch.


Time to Make: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 sandwich


1 par baked baguette (or other soft sandwich bread)
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 of a vineripe tomato, sliced
1/2 cup of hummus
1/4 cup of tapenade
1/2 cup of loose spinach leaves
1/2 tsp. of dried oregano
1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. of crushed red pepper flakes
1 tbsp. of red wine vinegar
Option: 2 tbsp. of olive oil


Cut the bread in half. Mince the garlic and slice the tomato.

“I like par-baked bread because it’s super soft and makes for a luxurious bite of sandwich. Mmmmm. When you toast it for just a couple minutes, the outside develops a hint of crust, but the inside keeps that nice soft feel. Double mmmmmm.”

Spread the hummus on the bottom half of the bread, followed by the tapenade, then the tomatoes, then the spinach, oregano, pepper, and crushed red pepper. Sprinkle red wine vinegar and the optional olive oil on the top portion of bread.

“The salty, briny taste of the tapenade really offsets the bread and hummus, creating an immediate shot of intense flavor with each bit of the sandwich. The tomato and spinach both add a nice freshness to the sandwich and the herbs just add some depth.”

Close the sandwich. Toast it on 350 F for 3-4 minutes.

“Eat. Now.”

Making It Simple

Don’t even bother toasting the sandwich. Just pick it up and eat!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 599
Fat Calories 279
Fat 31 g
Carbohydrates 65 g
Fiber 10 g
Sugar 2 g
Protein 15 g
Sodium 800 mg


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