Vegetarian Party Sandwiches

Vegetarian Party Sandwiches

These simple yet elegant sandwiches depend on the quality of the ingredients used. Use the best ingredients and you’ll be guaranteed a batch of delicious sandwiches.

25 thin slices of fresh whole grain baguette
1 1/2 cups (350 mL) hummus
2/3 cup (160 mL) red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups (350 mL) carrots, shredded
Thinly sliced avocado, beets, radishes, English cucumbers, snow peas, or other favourite vegetables
Pinch of chipotle pepper and Montreal steak seasoning
Fresh parsley or alfalfa sprouts for garnish

Spread each slice of baguette with 1 Tbsp (15 mL) hummus and top with 1/2 Tbsp (7 mL) pepper, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) carrots, vegetable slices, and spices. Garnish with parsley or sprouts, and place on an elegant serving platter. Serve.

Makes 25 open-faced sandwiches.

Each sandwich contains:  96 calories; 3 g protein; 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 13 g carbohydrates; 3 g fibre; 151 mg sodium

Instead of using slices of baguette, try whole grain pitas or tortillas. Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous, use sliced, roasted sweet potatoes. To prepare the sweet potatoes, brush each slice with extra-virgin olive oil and bake at 375 F (190 C) for 30 minutes or until cooked.

Did you know?
To make your own hummus, purée 1 cup (250 mL) cooked chickpeas with the juice of 1 lemon, l/3 cup (80 mL) tahini or 1/4 cup (60 mL) extra-virgin olive oil, and 2 roasted garlic cloves using a hand-held blender.

Source: “Healthy Finger Foods For the Holidays“, alive #338, December 2010

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