If you’re looking for a brown bag-able, healthful lunch to bring to work, this is it. This sandwich derives from my favorite meal at Le Pain Quotidien. Since it’s a rare occasion that I get to eat the real deal, I invented my own at-home version of this delicious vegetarian tartine with a few adaptations and additions. Read the original post here.

Katharine spent her junior year abroad indulging in delicious food (and doing a little studying) in Lyon, France and Bologna, Italy. Back home, she loves cooking Ina’s Perfect Roast Chicken.


Serves 1


1 loaf of fresh country white bread (or whatever your favorite is, sourdough works well with this sandwich too), cut into 1/2 inch slices
2-3 tablespoons of hummus (any variety works, though I find that a spicy hummus makes the sandwich a little more interesting)
1 ripe haas avocado
1 cucumber, sliced
a handful of alfalfa sprouts
a few thin slices of red onion
(optional) balsamic reduction (I use a store-bought brand, which can sometimes be expensive.)

Spread the hummus and balsamic (if you are using it) onto each slice of bread.

Arrange the sliced avocado, cucumber, alfalfa sprouts, and onion slivers on one slice of bread. Arrange the sandwich and pack it up well (if there’s too much air around it the avocado will turn brown – you can still eat it, it just doesn’t look as appetizing).

Originally posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

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