I was working out in Brooklyn last week when it came time for lunch. We decided to order sandwiches from Depanneur. When it comes to lunch, I’m usually a salad fan, but figured it couldn’t hurt to switch it up.
After perusing the menu, I ordered the Veggie Sandwich. Hummus, tomato, cucumber, pickled beet, red onion, and watercress on toasted multigrain. To put it simply – YUM!
The sandwich was perfectly toasted and packed with some of my favorite things. I was a little saddened when I got to the last bite, but then I thought, “Hey, I can make this!” There aren’t any tricky ingredients or fancy cooking methods involved in making a simple veggie sandwich, so I wrote down all the ingredients and went shopping.
I picked up some delicious lemon hummus, a big beefsteak tomato, a juicy cucumber, a small red onion, mixed greens, a small can of pickled beets and a loaf of bread. I recreated the sandwich, and it was just as good as I remember. I bought high-fiber whole grain bread, so the whole sandwich adds up to about 210 calories. I’ve been having it every day for lunch this week!
2 slices whole grain, high-fiber bread (or bread of choice)
1 Tbsp lemon hummus (or flavor of choice)
Small handful of mixed greens
2 slices beefsteak tomato
4 thin slices cucumber
1 slice red onion (separate out the rings of the slice to distribute evenly across sandwich – I go light on the onion, but feel free to add more)
4 slices pickled beets
1) Toast bread
2) Spread ½ Tbsp hummus on each piece of bread
3) Layer on greens, tomato, cucumber, red onion rings, and beets
4) Slice diagonally (unless you’re a vertical slicer)
Do you have any lunchtime favs? Are you a salad or sandwich person? Or do you go halfsies?
On a side note, I can’t eat beets without thinking about these guys:
Quick – name their 1996 tour!