Hummus and carrot sandwiches

Hummus and grated carrots might sound like a strange sandwich filling. I discovered this combination while exploring a newly opened cafe near work. They had peri peri hummus and carrots in some delicious brown bread. This is the inspiration for this ‘no recipe’ post. I, however, am partial to sourdough and that’s what I have used here.

It makes for a light and health dinner, served with some soup or a salad and dinner can be on the table in under 15 minutes.

It also makes a handy travel snack and it’s been a life saver on quite a few flights when the 6 year old turned up his nose at the kids’ meal.


150 grams hummus

2-3 teaspoons of peri peri spice powder or 1-2 teaspoon of peri peri sauce (depending on how spicy it is)

4-6 slices of sourdough

2 tablespoons of salted butter (optional)

1 large carrot, finely grated (approx 1 cup)

salt to taste



  1. Lightly butter the slices of bread.
  2. Mix the carrot, hummus and the peri peri powder or sauce. Add salt, if required.
  3. Spread the desired quantity of the carrot-hummus mix on a slice of bread and top with another slice of bread.
  4. Serve with soup or salad for a light and delicious evening meal.


  1. Do not toast these sandwiches. It results in an unbelievable mess.
  2. Baguettes are also a great alternative to the bread.
  3. For a vegan version, omit the butter or use an olive oil spread.

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