Raise your hand if you love a good sandwich! I eat a tomato sandwich almost every day (it’s true…I can’t get enough of tomatoes). So I knew I wanted to include a sandwich on Aldi Week. But rather than my average tomato sandwhich (which doesn’t taste average to me, but is pretty standard), I put together this gorgeous Whole Wheat Veggie Hummus Sandwich that is not only filling, but also super good for you.
if you’re new here, Aldi Week is a collection of seven dinner recipes using some of my favorite finds from Aldi. For this recipe, I’m highlighting their Red Pepper Hummus AND the general super low prices on produce. You can find all of the Aldi Week recipes here. And you can find all the Trader Joe’s Week recipes here!
What veggies can I use for a Veggie Hummus Sandwich?
The beauty of veggie sandwiches is that you can pretty much use any veggies you like. There are no rules. This sandwich uses zucchini, carrots, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes. I considered olives, but it was getting kind of big so I had to draw the line somewhere. Some other fantastic options that would be great on this particular sandwich are cucumbers, olives, and peppers. I also recommend avocado and spinach!
This recipe is for 1 sandwich. But you’ll see that most of the veggies don’t get used all the way up for one sandwich. I recommend prepping enough veggies to make several sandwiches over the course of the week (for example, one carrot will definitely make it through four sandwiches!).
What is the best hummus for sandwiches?
Any hummus will work, but I love a good roasted red bell pepper hummus for a sandwich like this! It just gives it that little something extra.
Not hummus related, but I also recommend a drizzle of olive oil over your sandwich, along with salt and pepper – just like Subway does it!
21 Day Fix Vegetarian Sandwich
This recipe is vegetarian, so it’s great if you’re on the 21 Day Fix vegetarian plan (or the traditional plan). This is also a fantastic way to get in those green containers! You can cut the hummus in half if you want to use a smaller amount of that precious blue container (I totally get it!).
Weight Watchers Vegetarian Sandwich
This sandwich is also perfect for Weight Watchers. The new plans really encourage whole foods and lots of veggies – this will fit right in with whatever plan you’re on.
Here’s a tip for the 21 Day Fix AND Weight Watchers: serve this sandwich open-faced to reduce points/containers.
Because this is Aldi Week, I am including the cost of this recipe. The cost below reflects four sandwiches (because it was too much work to figure out the cost of 1/4 carrot!).
The total cost of this recipe was right around $8, so less than two bucks per sandwich. You’ll have bread left over, too! That price assumes you already have salt, pepper, olive oil, and butter.
Whole Wheat Veggie Hummus Sandwich
- 8 whole wheat bread slices, toasted
- 1/2 c hummus roasted red bell pepper
- 1 carrot peeled
- 1 zucchini sliced into thin round slices
- 1 red onion very thinly sliced
- 4 button mushrooms thinly sliced
- 2 Roma tomatoes thinly sliced
- 1 c spinach washed and dried
- salt and pepper to taste
- extra virgin olive oil lightly drizzled over veggies
- Toast your slices of bread. Coat each slice with 1 tablespoon of hummus.
- Layer on your veggies. If you're using olive oil, salt, and pepper, do so now.
- Top with remaining bread and slice (only if you want to).
Here are the other Aldi Week recipes:
- Instant Pot Bolgonese Soup with Pasta
- Whole Wheat Summer Veggie Pizza
- Zucchini Parmesan Egg Muffins
- Turkey Fried Rice
- Nectarine and Goat Cheese Salad with Raspberry Dressing
- Aldi Charcuterie Board
- Aldi Meal Plan