Mediterranean Toast (Hummus, Tomato, Aromatic Herbs)

The simplest things are always the most nourishing, and this Mediterranean toast is no exception. A classic pairing of flavor and texture, this easy snack nurtures your body, keeps you satiated, while stimulating your senses with unique and interesting flavors. Garbanzo beans contain protein, minerals, and high amounts of dietary fiber, tahini is a good calcium source, and lemon contains the powerful antioxidant vitamin C. Tomatoes are the main source of cancer-fighting lycopene, which teams up with vitamin C. Assemble this toast with aromatic herbs like basil or oregano, for the antibacterial and antioxidant properties, and also for their signature flavors.

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Mediterranean Toast

Mediterranean Toast (Hummus, Tomato, Aromatic Herbs)


  • Author: Whole Food Snacks
  • Yield: 2

Ingredients

For the hummus:

1 cup cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas)

1 tbsp raw tahini

½ lemon, juice only

1 garlic clove, crushed

½ tsp ground cumin

A pinch sea salt

 

For the sandwich:

1 ripe tomato, cut into slices

1 handful fresh aromatic herbs leaves (basil, oregano, mint)

Freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

2 gluten-free toasts


Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients for the hummus in the food processor and pulse to obtain a fine puree. Add more lemon to obtain the desired consistency.
  2. Spread one tablespoon hummus on each toast, top with tomato slices, season with black pepper and drizzle a little bit of olive oil for extra flavor, then serve.

 

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