Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I can't get enough of this sandwich!

Trader Joes has done it again -- I've been obsessed with this sandwich lately, and every one of the ingredients comes from TJs. (Click on the photo to enlarge the ingredients.) You can get most of them from other stores too, of course (except maybe this particular type of hummus) but I like Trader Joes for their great quality, vast selection (organic produce, organic groceries, and vegan choices abound), good customer service (usually -- this past week I encountered a poor-mannered cashier), and unbeatable prices. The edamame hummus is a great way to get in unprocessed soy protein, and it gives this spread a naturally sweet flavor. It has become my favorite hummus.

This is a perfect lunch for a busy day. It's easy to make, filling, high in protein and fiber, moderate in the good fats (thanks to the avocado and hummus), and bursting with protective micronutrients. It's also quite versatile-- note the list of substitutions below.

You will need:

  • 1 brown rice wrap (SUBS: 2 slices whole grain bread, whole grain pita or wrap)
  • 4 tbsp edamame hummus (SUBS: any hummus will do)
  • 1/2 small or 1/3 large avocado, sliced
  • 2 large slices of tomato
  • 2 large romaine lettuce leaves (SUBS: baby spinach and arugula work well here, or any raw green)

Place sandwich ingredients inside wrap or between bread. Enjoy!


AikoVenus said...

Ooh! I love making these types of sandwiches/wraps. I always add roasted bell pepper and red/white onion to mine.

Dina said...

YUM! That sounds awesome. I love how versatile this kind of sandwich is!