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Hummus & Grated Carrot Sandwich

Hummus – currently a very popular item in shopping baskets. Much, much
cheaper to make than to buy, plus there are lots of flavouring options.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 d 45 mins
Total Time1 d 55 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Picnic, School Lunches, Snack
Cuisine: English
Keyword: budget, budget meals, cheap, sandwich filler, savoury, vegan, vegetarian
Dietary Requirements: Dairy Free, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 367kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
Cost: 16p



  • 4 slices bread 45p a loaf of 22 slices, 8p
  • 100 g carrots scrubbed and coarsely grated, 49p/kg, 5p
  • 30 ml veg oil £1.09/litre, 4p
  • 80 g chick peas 40g soaked overnight and cooked until soft, or pressure cooked from dry for 45 minutes, or ½ tin, drained. half tin, 16p


  • To make the hummus, cook the chickpeas as above.  Place in a food
    processor and whizz with the oil and enough water to make a thick paste.
    Season to taste with salt and pepper. If you don’t have a processor,
    mash the chick peas with a fork.
  • To assemble the sandwich, using half the hummus, spread it over the 4
    slices of bread, sprinkle the grated carrot over two slices, and top
    with the other slices.
  • We don't have any available on Meal Plan 1 but if you have any, add garlic, lemon zest and a spoon of tahini


If you are following Meal Plan 1, the other half of the hummus is used in the same way on another day
This sandwich is from Meal Plan 1, a complete 7 day plan for 2 adults. Contains 3 meals a day, plus snacks, all recipes and a shopping list
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Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 8353IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 3mg